Hazratganj is a marketplace. One can find one of the most branded stores here. There is small lane from Haratganj which goes to Janpath market. Hazratganj and Janpath markets are very costly for shopping. Other places to shop are Sharaganj, Gomtibazaar and Chowk.
Bhool Bhulaiya is a labyrinth of hundreds of narrow stairway passages, some of which have dead-ends, some end at precipitous drops while others lead to entrance or exit points. One should always take a Guide to explore Bhool Bhulaiya. The Bhool Bhulaiya was constructed to confuse any enemy intruder. The narrow lanes of the labyrinth can make anyone feel lost. The king and other few only knew the way out.
History: Bada Imambara was built by 4th Nawab of Awadh- Nawab Asaf-Ud-Dowhala. It took 14 years to complete the construction. This great structure was started with a noble cause. During 18th century a devastating famine struck the Awadh Estate, the Nawab thought of a plan to provide food for its starving subjects. He decided to make magnificent buildings which would in turn provide employment to the
people of the state. Thus the idea of Food- for- work was implemented. This basic concept is still prevalent in India and poor are always benefited of such schemes whenever sponsored by government. Architecture: The whole building is made of Lakhanui bricks (small size bricks) and lime plaster. No wood or metal has been used in the construction. It is said that this is the only building of the world without any pillar support though it is largest one. Structure: One can find the famous Bhul Bhulaiya. It is a network of more than 1,000 passages, 400-500 identical doorways and a number of staircases that goes up or down. Some of the doorways open into the balconies of the Central vault, while
some open into the windows where from you can see the main road.
Chhota Imambara also called the Hussainabad Imambara. This monument was built by Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah, the third Nawab of Avadh. The chandeliers inside Chota Imambara were brought from Belgium.
One can notice a most amazing feature of the paintings, or the guide will tell you, that the shoes, heads, eyes of the picture moves with you when you move from right to left or left to right. From picture gallery you can see the Clock Tower. Clock Tower is a 67 Meter high gothic tower -probably it has the largest clock in India.
It is one of the monuments of Lucknow. It was also the original centre of 1857 War of India's Independence. It was an exact replica of an English Country house called Seaton Delavel.
It is called the signature building of Lucknow. It is also called Turkish Gate. Since it was made by workers from Rome, hence the name Roomi Gate.