Lucknow isn’t only a place, It’s an emotion...You gotta see it to believe it..

Tripoto
18th Jan 2019

Don’t listen to what they say... Go see...

Photo of Lucknow isn’t only a place, It’s an emotion...You gotta see it to believe it.. by Aashu Jha
Day 1

Travel definitely makes me happy , in fact for me its a kind of stress relief system now. It was another weekend ,I was just wondering where should i go now? I Just wanted to take a quick break form my routine life and wanted to explore some new places ,finally i decided that this time it should be Lucknow , I was excited as there was so much to see and explore , so finally i began my maiden tip to " City of Nawabs".

Charbagh Railway Station :is itself an architectural masterpiece, It is rated among the most beautiful railway stations in India.

Photo of Delhi, India by Aashu Jha

Muskuraiye ki aap Lucknow mein hain… Wouldn’t you smile after reading these welcoming lines written on the entrance of Charbagh Railway Station of Lucknow?Well i did , days spent in this The city of Nawabs will be the best memories you are going to have in your life time , let me give you some reasons why you should visit Lucknow Fondly also known as the ‘City of Nawabs’ or the ‘City of Tehzeeb’ at least once in your life time :-

1. Tehzeeb :- The first thing you will notice is their culture or tehzeeb, Lakhnawi people have always been identified by the respect that they give each other. The people are generally very polite and well-mannered,The people of Lucknow are the most courteous people you would ever meet!! Their heart-warming hospitality will make you fall in love with the city. I found life here is pretty simple and easy. People does not tend to be show offs.

Now after my maiden trip to Lucknow , today I have 6 slangs to share which you will hear only in Lucknow. They are very much integral part of Lakhnawi people:-

I. "Hum "- Its most common word ,trust me in Lucknow "hum " is not related to "WE" at all , Instead of “main” people address themselves as " hum". As Tehzeeb of Lucknow it’s a symbol of class, they don’t prefer the words like "Tum" , "Tu" & "Main".

"Hum Lucknow sey hai".

2. "Amma Yaar"-In lucknnow its popular to use "Amma Yaar " in the beginning of almost every sentence, I think it works in same context as "Arey Yaar" in Delhi .

"Amaa yaar ab chalo bhi yaha se".

3. "Toota"- Means smaller denomination of money.

"100Rs ka toota na hai humare paas".

4. "Bhaukal/Bhaukali":- literal meaning is Impressive or influential, in a certain field, normally in off hand fields.

"Police pakad k le gayi usko, bhaukal hai bhai ka! "

5. "Shukriya ":- instead of the usual Thank You and Thanks, Shukriya is a sweet way of expressing gratitude in Lucknow.

"Aap Ka Shukriya".

6. "Kantaap":-Among all the slangs this one is my favorite, heard this while I was taking a walk on busy Aminabad Road, initially i thought its related to bullets but actually its Lucknow own version of a slap????.

"Aisa kantaap marenge ki utth nahi payoge beta"

2.Bara Imambara:-The Bara Imambara of Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments of the city. A must visit if you are in Lucknow, in every manner It's an architectural master piece, However I must say Bara Imambara is really huge , All the structures in the premises are so grand that not advisable for old aged, you have to climb endless stairs , that’s really a difficult part.

Bara Imambara- (Main Building)

Photo of Entry Gate Of Bara Imambara, Husainabad Trust Road, Lajpat Nagar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Bara Imambara Main Building -Entrance

Photo of Entry Gate Of Bara Imambara, Husainabad Trust Road, Lajpat Nagar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Major attractions:- Well these are the few major attractions located inside the huge Bara Imambara premises:-

# Central hall of Bara Imambara:- Perhaps it’s one of the largest hall of the world about 50 meter long with no supporting pillars in between, it’s one of the kind of architectural wonder.

Central hall of Bara Imambara

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Central hall of Bara Imambara - Its almost 50 meters in length standing without any external support of beam or pillar.

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View inside- Central hall of Bara Imambara

Photo of Lucknow isn’t only a place, It’s an emotion...You gotta see it to believe it.. by Aashu Jha

View inside- Central hall of Bara Imambara

Photo of Lucknow isn’t only a place, It’s an emotion...You gotta see it to believe it.. by Aashu Jha

View inside- Central hall of Bara Imambara

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View inside- Central hall of Bara Imambara

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View inside- Central hall of Bara Imambara

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#Asfi mosque:- Another beautiful structure located inside Bara Imambara premises,however let me tell you one thing that Non Muslim is strictly prohibited to enter the mosque.

Asfi mosque located to the right side of the Bara Imambara entrance

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You can get the best view of Asfi mosque from the top of the Bara Imambara Main Building

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Photo of Lucknow isn’t only a place, It’s an emotion...You gotta see it to believe it.. by Aashu Jha

Asfi mosque- it took about six years to complete this structure

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#The famous Bhoolbhulaiya:- This place is simply amazing, as its name suggest You can get lost here easly ,It is said that there are more than 1,000 ways to reach the terrace but only one to come back. you need to have a professional guide once inside.

First 45 stairs -Starting point of the tour to Bhul Bhulaiya.

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Pic is necessary -Inside of Bhool Bhulaiya

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Passageways of Bhool Bhulaiya

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Unique architecture of Bhool Bhulaiya

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Identical doorways and passageways-feeling of getting lost????

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Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times

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Another Identical passageways of Bhool Bhulaiya

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Inside Bhool Bhulaiya -When one is traveling, everything looks brighter and lovelier...

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View from Bara Imambara Main Building-Terrace

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Bara Imambara Main Building- Terrace

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Bara Imambara Main Building- Terrace

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Bara Imambara Main Building- Terrace

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Bara Imambara Main Building- Terrace

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Monochrome view of Asfi mosque from Bara Imambara Main Building- Terrace

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#Shahi Bauli( Stepwell ):- It is said that this Shahi Bauli was first part to be built in Bara Imambara structure.

Sahi Bauli constructed to be used as a water reservoir for construction of Imambara

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Shahi Bauli Entrance

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View inside- Shahi Bauli

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View inside- Shahi Bauli

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View inside- Shahi Bauli

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Inside- Shahi Bauli

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View inside- Shahi Bauli

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Entry Fee:- Now once inside there is a facility of combo ticket that cover all four beautiful structures in the same ticket:- Bada Imambada, Shahi Bauli, Chota Imambada and Picture Gallery.

•50.00 Rs per person for Indian Citizens

• 500.00 Rs per person for Foreigners

•For DSLR you have to pay 25.00 Rs extra.

• A Guide for the Bhool bhulaiya is highly recommended due to its confusing structure .

Guide Rate List at Bara Imambara

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With my Guide - Because of him i had such a great time touring Bara Imambara

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Timing :- Sunrise to Sunset every day .

I visited this magnificent place in the early morning and I think that’s the best time to go because at that time it wasn’t crowded at all also you have to take off your shoes to enter the Imambara and walking barefoot at least 2 hours specially in summer is not going to be an easy task so its better to plan early morning visit, It's takes about 2 hours to complete sightseeing including Sahi Bauli and Asfi mosque.

The only drawback what I felt, the property should have been better preserved, the place has so much to offer ,Its symbol of our glorious history.

3.Picture Gallery :- This place is just next to the iconic Clock Tower, However you'll end up really disappointed if you are an art lover because this place has nothing much to offer except some display of life size portraits of the erstwhile Nawabs with some illusion.

The problems I encountered with at Picture Gallery:-

Unprofessional Guides-They will force you to hire them.No sufficient details are available along with paintings, so if you want to know the story behind those paintings you have to hire them at unreasonable price.

No Photography Zone -You can't take any pictures inside ,Its strictly prohibited.

Picture Gallery- Main Building

Photo of Picture Gallery, Husainabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Picture Gallery- Main Building Entrance

Photo of Picture Gallery, Husainabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Picture Gallery- Main Building at close shot

Photo of Picture Gallery, Husainabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

4.Rumi Darwaza:- It is one of the extremely beautiful architectural structure ,Lucknow is known for .It is very close to Bara Imambara, the structure is maintained very well, good place to take photos.A must visit place.

If you are visiting Lucknow and want to witness the greatness of Awadh architecture, then this place should be on your bucket list, however as its standing on one of the busiest road of the city ,there is always heavy traffic- so just take extra care while doing your photography .

Rumi Darwaza -Situated between Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara-Back side view if you are coming from Bara Imambara

Photo of Rumi Darwaza, Hussainabad Road, Lajpat Nagar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Rumi Darwaza -Frontage View - Its way to Chota imambara

Photo of Rumi Darwaza, Hussainabad Road, Lajpat Nagar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Some Black And White Effect

Photo of Rumi Darwaza, Hussainabad Road, Lajpat Nagar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken...????

Photo of Rumi Darwaza, Hussainabad Road, Lajpat Nagar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Rumi Darwaza -Situated between Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara-Back side view if you are coming from Bara Imambara

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5.The Unfinished Satkhanda:- Initially It was supposed to have 7 stories building ,infact ‘Satkhanda’ means Seven-Storeyed, but unfortunately only four level of it could be completed. As per legend construction started during the time of Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah-However his untimely demise interrupted the construction.

The Unfinished Satkhanda- Main Building

Photo of Satkhanda, Husainabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Unfinished ...still very popular among tourists

Photo of Satkhanda, Husainabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Close Range

Photo of Satkhanda, Husainabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

6.Chota Imambara:-It is located adjacent to the Bara Imambara , Chota Imambara is not as big as Bara Imambara, however It has its own charm, exterior is just amazing , but the inside is the real attraction, well decorated, beautiful chandeliers in many shapes, designs and colors are everywhere, and it has been preserved really beautifully. You can see "Taziya" of different era. I found The Shahi Hamam is quite an attractive place but poorly kept.

Chota imambara-Entrance

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chota Imambara- Main Building

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Tomb of Princess Zinat

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before...

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Replica of the Taj Mahal

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chota Imambara -It is the beauty of a building you should look at

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Amazing exterior- Only wish some day i would be able to understand URDU language

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Reflection of Light✨✨

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chota Imambara- Truly The Palace of Lights

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

It is said that these chandeliers were brought from Belgium

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chota imambara is also known as the palace of lights because of its chandeliers decorations

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chota imambara view inside -Belgium chandeliers

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chota imambara view inside -Belgium chandeliers

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chota imambara view inside -Belgium chandeliers

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chota imambara - Main Building Exterior

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chota imambara-Entrance gate view from inside

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Getting some much needed rest????

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Shahi Hammam or erstwhile Nawab bath house

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

view inside- Shahi Hammam Chota imambara

Photo of Chota Imambara, Hussainabad Road, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

7.Clock Tower :- Also known as Husainabad Clock Tower ,It is located adjacent to the Rumi Darwaza and Picture Gallery. It is a major landmark of Lucknow, built in 1881, It is said to be the tallest clock tower in India and only second clock tower of the world after the Big Ben London, interesting isn't it?

Standing High - Even way back in 1880 it cost more than 200k to built this iconic tower

Photo of Husainabad Clock Tower, Girdharilal Mathur Rd, Telibagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty..

Photo of Husainabad Clock Tower, Girdharilal Mathur Rd, Telibagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Symbol of Lucknow- Must Visit Place

Photo of Husainabad Clock Tower, Girdharilal Mathur Rd, Telibagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

8.Hazratganj:- What a place ,its like the heart of the city, truly this is the most happening place in Lucknow. Here you will find almost everything from good restaurant and countless street food joints, cafe houses to high end branded show rooms.The only problem I faced was heavy traffic jam because of ongoing Metro construction in the area.

I had some of the best food While wandering around the streets of Hazratganj. As per my recommendation if you are a foodie, and if you haven't tried already , Here are a couple of places that you must try out if you happen to go to Hazratganj, Lucknow:-

1.Moti Mahal ki Kulfi:- located at one of the busiest street of the Hazratganj, they serve some amazing kulfi falooda,Halwas, and various Indian & Chinese cuisine however my recommendations would be- go for kulfi falooda first thing.

2. Royal Cafe ki Basket Chat:-I Loved everything about this place, It's most famous for its basket chat and kulfi falooda, I tried that and it was really delicious. Must visit!

Royal Cafe- One of the oldest Cafe of Lucknow

Photo of Royal Cafe Lucknow, Shahnajaf Road, Opp. Sahara Ganj Mall, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

At Royal Cafe

Photo of Royal Cafe Lucknow, Shahnajaf Road, Opp. Sahara Ganj Mall, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Royal Cafe Stick Kulfi - It will cost you around 60 to 150 rs - Depends on the flavor

Photo of Royal Cafe Lucknow, Shahnajaf Road, Opp. Sahara Ganj Mall, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside Royal Cafe

Photo of Royal Cafe Lucknow, Shahnajaf Road, Opp. Sahara Ganj Mall, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Preparation of delicious Basket Chat- if you are visiting alone - go for Mini basket ,because its almost impossible to finish that one full basket alone.

Photo of Royal Cafe Lucknow, Shahnajaf Road, Opp. Sahara Ganj Mall, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

The Chef

Photo of Royal Cafe Lucknow, Shahnajaf Road, Opp. Sahara Ganj Mall, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

St. Joseph Cathedral Church

Photo of St. Joseph Cathedral Church, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Streets of Hazratganj

Photo of St. Joseph Cathedral Church, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Notes from the road -Hazratganj

Photo of St. Joseph Cathedral Church, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

9.Aminabad:- It is one of the biggest shopping market in Lucknow. fully crowded with fun loving people's, If you want to feel the real Lucknow, just take a walk around the Aminabad, Here you will find everything you need at the best price,its hub for world famous Lakhnawi chicken dresses .

For food lovers Aminabad is the place where you will find famous Tundai Kebabs and Prakash Kulfi. Must visit location in Lucknow to experience the real charm of Lucknow.

Yeh Lucknow Ki Pehchaan Hai- Trust me they call it pride of Lucknow

Photo of Tunday Kababi, Old Nazirabad Road, Beside St.Marry Inter College, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Tunday Matlab…..Lucknow! i found this very true when i visited one of their outlet in Aminabad , also got the chance to meet this gentleman- the owner of this iconic restaurant , he proudly shared the brief journey of Tunday Kababi , started almost in early 1900.

Photo of Tunday Kababi, Old Nazirabad Road, Beside St.Marry Inter College, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Lucknow -Paradise for non vegetarian in every manner

Photo of Tunday Kababi, Old Nazirabad Road, Beside St.Marry Inter College, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Another famous and one of the oldest cafe in Lucknow - famous for its Kulfi

Photo of Prakash Ki Mashoor Kulfi : The Ultimate Kulfi Destination, 1st Lane, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Famous Kulfi of Lucknow - If you are in Lucknow you should definitely try it at least once

Photo of Prakash Ki Mashoor Kulfi : The Ultimate Kulfi Destination, 1st Lane, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Aminabad- Reason behind those famous chicken dresses

Photo of Prakash Ki Mashoor Kulfi : The Ultimate Kulfi Destination, 1st Lane, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Aminabad- Street Side Book Stall

Photo of Prakash Ki Mashoor Kulfi : The Ultimate Kulfi Destination, 1st Lane, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Prakash Ki Mashoor Kulfi : The Ultimate Kulfi Destination, 1st Lane, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Real Charm -when every one walks together-Aminabad

Photo of Prakash Ki Mashoor Kulfi : The Ultimate Kulfi Destination, 1st Lane, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

That Includes Elephant Also!!

Photo of Prakash Ki Mashoor Kulfi : The Ultimate Kulfi Destination, 1st Lane, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

In the meanwhile somewhere we are trying to attempt beautiful journey of Allahabad Se Islamabad...

Photo of Prakash Ki Mashoor Kulfi : The Ultimate Kulfi Destination, 1st Lane, Mohan Market, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Day 2

10.British Residency:- Its a famous landmark of Lucknow , the place has important connection with the Indian independence struggle , This was the place where we fought and won our first battle of independence in 1857. Worth a visit.

Entry Fee:-

• 25.00 Rs per person for Indian Citizens

• 300.00 Rs per person for Foreigners

Timing :- Sunrise to Sunset every day .

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

The Glorious History-British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Model of British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside -Ruins of British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

British Residency-The ruins of our independence struggle

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

This wasn’t a strange place, it was a new one..

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside -Ruins of British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside -Ruins of British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

On A Date With History ..

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

So much to see, so little time

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside -Ruins of British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside -Ruins of British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside -Ruins of British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside -Ruins of British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside -Ruins of British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside -Ruins of British Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

The Proud Moment ..

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Brief History ..

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

1857 Memorial Museum- Inside Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

1857 Memorial Museum- Inside Residency

Photo of British Residency, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

11.Chowk:- One of the oldest market in the state, uncountable small and big shops,I visited it in the evening,so it was over crowded,at Gol dawaza you will find many tiny stalls selling “makhan”- famous in lucknow.

Chock-a-block streets

Photo of Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chowk famous street side makhan stall

Photo of Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Don't forget to look at his count less rings and bands - Jokes apart actually he was fun loving guy.

Photo of Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Chowk Main Circle

Photo of Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Again its iconic food place - most famous for its biryani .It is said ,best biryani served in Lucknow is of the Idris at Chowk- the only problem is no proper seating arrangement , its very small place and most of the time over crowded..

Photo of Idrees Biryani, Raja Bazar, Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh by Aashu Jha

12.Ambedkar Park:- First thing first ,let me admit this was the biggest park I have ever seen or let me correct myself here i would love to say its not a park actually,its massive Memorial structure ,dedicated to all those great men who dedicated their lives for the humanity.

I just loved this place , calm and peaceful, if you are in Lucknow, go and visit this park at least once to witness some of the finest modern piece of architect. its just impressive.It is just impressive .

Entry Fee:-

• 15.00 Rs per person for Indian Citizens

Timing :- 11 A.M to 9P.M Everyday

Brief Into -Ambedkar Park

Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Ambedkar Park- Entrance

Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

It cost more than of 700 crores rs to built this grand memorial

Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Stone work is excellent and unique

Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

The Beautiful Door with design of Elephant ..

Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Inside The Memorial

Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Sculpture-Inside The Memorial

Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Sculpture-Inside The Memorial

Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Mayawati Sculpture- Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, it was her dream project to give some thing back to the society.

Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha

Grand Sculpture of Dr Ambedkar

Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Photo of Ambedkar Park, Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India by Aashu Jha
Day 3

Did you find this blog post helpful? let me know in the comment section.Now its time to end my story here , Travel as much as you can,life’s really not meant to be lived in one place, let me know for your dream of travelling what’s the biggest thing you’re struggling with right now that I can help you with?

With Love !!

Ashu...

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