City of Nawabs and Kebabs: Lucknow

Tripoto
10th Apr 2015
Photo of by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of by Damini Aggarwal

Lucknow, a multicultural city, is a combination of both modern and old times. It's fascinating to know a city that still retains its old charms, the 'Tehzeeb' and 'Adaab'. The rich cultural heritage is prominent by the historical sites, the main influence being of the Mughal Era. The city has also played an important part in the struggle for independence from the Britishers.  

The must do in Lucknow is to eat chaat and shop for the famous Chikankari cloth.    

Bhool Bhulaiyaa, is a part of Bara Imambada and has numerous narrow staircase passages, some dead ends and corridors. The architecture and structure is simply majestic. It is said to be the world's largest arched room without any pillars. One should hire a guide to explore the routes or be prepared to get lost for hours. An interesting and a mysterious place to visit after all 'deewaron ke bhi kaan hote hain'.
Photo of Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
The place to shop and eat in Lucknow. The Victorian lights add a good ambiance to the place. Perfect place to unwind and pass time in the heart of the city.
Located in Hazratganj, it's famous for 'Basket Chaat'. Other food items on the menu include Aloo Tikki, Gol Gappe (in mineral water), Matar Kulcha etc. A must visit for everyone.
Photo of Royal Cafe, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Royal Cafe, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Also referred as Mini-Hazratganj, popular market with many options to shop and eat.
A historical landmark that takes you back to the Revolt of 1857. The walls still have marks of canon ball. Graves of British soldiers are also located in the complex. The museum in the Residency is like a picture gallery. The green lawns add beauty to it.
Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
The memorial built by then Chief Minister, does not have a green landscape but is built in red sandstone. The entrance has numerous statues of elephants. A calm place to stroll, sit and relax. This place looks grand at night, when the lights are lit up.
Photo of Ambedkar Memorial, Vipul Khand 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Ambedkar Memorial, Vipul Khand 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Ambedkar Memorial, Vipul Khand 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Ambedkar Memorial, Vipul Khand 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Photo of Ambedkar Memorial, Vipul Khand 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal
Old Lucknow, where the famous paradise for non-vegetarians, Tunday Kebabi is situated. Shop for Chikankari at low prices here.
Photo of Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Damini Aggarwal