Nearby Attractions

Located in the Heart of Lucknow,Proximity to the seat of the government, diplomatic corps business district and leisure sites.

Rumi Darwaza


The Rumi Darwaza, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, is an imposing gateway which was built under the patronage of Nawab Asaf-Ud-daula in 1784. It is an example of Awadhi architecture. The Rumi Darwaza, which stands sixty feet tall, was modeled after the Sublime Porte in Istanbul.


Open 24 hours

Architectural style: Mughal architecture

Year built: 1784


Bara Imambara


The Asafi Imambara, also known as the large Imambara or Bara Imambara is a mosque complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara.

Address: Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003

Opened: 1784


Open ⋅ Closes 6PM

Architectural style: Mughal architecture

The Residency


Historical site featuring the ruins of a refuge for British citizens during the Revolt of 1857.

Address: Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001


Open ⋅ Closes 6PM

Chota Imambara


Chhota Imambara or the Husainabad Imambara represents a wonderful combination of Charbagh, Indo-Islamic and Persian structural designs. Adorned with a grand golden dome, gold-edged mirrors and splendid silver throne, the monument is a sight to behold. With an astonishing history engulfing it, Chhota Imambara tells quite a different story. It is said that during the famine of the 19th century, the Nawab of Oudh decided to aid the lower strata of society and established Chhota Imambara under the Food for Work program, providing instant relief to the famine-stricken. With a stream running through its garden, the interiors of the artistic splendour are embellished with Arabic calligraphy and delicate glass work. A celebratory aura surrounds the monument during the festival of Muharram. Dazzling in sheets of light, it is also called the palace of lights, an image that will stick with you much after your visit too.

Dilkusha Kothi


Dilkusha Kothi Palace, now  partly in-ruins structure, gives an insight into the memories of bygone eras. Built in the year 1800 by Major Gore Ouseley, a Britisher who was a friend of the then Nawab of Awadh, Saadat Ali Khan, this monument was once a hunting lodge as well as a summer retreat of the rulers. The architectural style of this three-storeyed monument is different from the usual Indian style of that period as the building was designed in the European Baroque style. The huge pillars on the front, grand steps leading to those pillars and the spires (which are now barely visible) on the sides of the monument are examples of this style of architecture. 

The Archaeological Survey of India has taken up steps to preserve this place and today, the park around this monument is a favourite place for visitors, mostly during winter for the glorious sunshine.  A visit to this marvellous piece of Lucknow, which is situated near the bank of the river Gomti, will provide you a glimpse of the ancient splendour and style, for which the city was and is famous all over the country. 

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