Lucknow....well the city where I was born and grew up, evokes such strong emotions which only a true blue lucknowite can understand and relate to....so here I am talking about "hamara Lucknow" which I feel is a must visit for all history buffs and foodies.
As you arrive in Lucknow, first and foremost you need to cover Bada Imambara, Chota Imambara, Clock tower, Picture gallery and the majestic Rumi Darwaza!!!! All these places are part of Lucknow's rich Nawabi history
1. Bada Imambara - Is a complex comprising Asafi Masjid, Shahi Baoli, living quarters of the Nawabs and the very famous Shahi Baoli
2. Rumi Darwaza is a majestic gate and is a symbol of Lucknow
3. Chota Imambara is a place comprising mosques, hamams and Maqbaras
4. Clock tower and Picture gallery - A majestic clock built more than a century back is a must visit for its sheer size and historical value.
Anecdotes - Picture gallery has some amazing life size photos of Nawabs, some of which have been made in such a way...that the piercing look of the Nawab seems to follow you as you go past the picture!
Evening can be used to try the Basket chaat of Royal Cafe