Top Sightseeing places in Lucknow

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A melting pot of art, culture, cuisine and architecture, the bustling city, preserves its essence of grandeur in the city of Lucknow.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Lucknow:

Bara Imambara

The Bara Imambara of Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments in the city. The Imambara is primarily known for its incredible maze, Bara means big and an Imambara is a congregation hall for Shia ritual ceremonies. The Bara Imambara in Lucknow was built by Asaf-ud-daulah in 1784.

Chota Imambara

The Chhota Imambara, or the Imambara of Hussainabad, is one of the most beautiful and attractive buildings in the old city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. Chota Imambara, Fondly called the palace of lights because of the stunning chandeliers and decorations that light up the building on special occasions.

British Residency

Situated on the southern part of Gomti River, the Residency was constructed for the British residents in 1775. Know More about the Lucknow Residency. Apart from the Darbar Hall, the British Residency has seven rooms on the ground floor and nine on the first floor. 

Lucknow Zoo

Established in 1921 by Nawab Nasiruddin Haider, this 71.6-acre zoo was established to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales to Lucknow and is a favourite among wildlife enthusiasts from all around the city. 


Hazratganj, the central shopping district of Lucknow, has a long history behind it and has undergone a great makeover that bridges the past and the present. In addition to bazaars, it also contains shopping complexes.

Constantia House

Constantia House is a beautiful building located in La Martiniere Boys College, Lucknow. Considered as the largest European funerary monument in India. This substantial house sits in the most breathtaking large garden with magical mountain views.

Dr. Ambedkar Park

Ambedkar Memorial Park is located on Vipul block of Gomti Nagar, it is a public park and honors the life and memories of Jyotirao Phule, Narayan Guru. The whole park is mighty huge and has a whole lot of other sculptures and sites inside it that comprise the park. 

Lucknow Museum

The State Museum, Lucknow, located within the premises of the Lucknow Zoo, was established in 1863. Today, the Museum has emerged as a centre of Lucknow sculpture, bronzes, artwork, natural records, and many others.

Rumi Darwaza:

Rumi Darwaza is one of the most popular heritage structures of the city and is truly counted amidst Lucknow's pride. It is said to be identical in design to an ancient portal at Constantinople in Turkey and is also referred to as Turkish Gate. The Rumi Darwaza is an incredible structure that is the grand gateway between the Bara Imambara and the Chhota Imambara in Lucknow.

Chattar Manzil

Chattar Manzil, Lucknow. Chattar Manzil or Umbrella Palace is so called because the dome on it has a gilded umbrella, this historic and signature building stands on the bank of Gomti river. Among all the imposing monuments built by the Nawabs of Awadh, Chattar Manzil in Lucknow is a prime example of beautiful Nawabi-era architecture. 

Begum Hazrat Mahal Park
Begum Hazrat Mahal Park is located in the heart of the city and pays the tribute to Nawab Wajid Ali Shah's first wife. Begum Hazratmahal Park in Lucknow is a walker's favorite garden. This beautiful Park is in the heart of the city Hazratganj.

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