What to Expect
First of all, meet your guide at the hotel lobby in Lucknow. And therefore, leave for Bara Immambara, also called Asafi Imambara. This building is a complex in Lucknow. Asaf-ud-Daula made it in 1784. Bara means big and an Imambara is a shrine. It was built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari. This magnificent monument recalls the glorious past of the Nawabs. It stands out for its austerity in style, proportion and symmetry. Along with its unique in architecture.
Leave for Chota Immambara, also called Hussainabad Imambara. Built between 1837 and 1842. This structure houses the tombs of the builder Muhammad Ali Shah and of his mother. We will go through a fine garden. This Imambara has a white dome and numerous turrets and minarets. The walls of the mausoleum have the decoration of verses in Arabic. Chandeliers, gilded mirrors, colourful stucco. The King’s throne and ornate tazia or replicas of the tombs at Karbala adorn the interior.
Transfer to Rumi Darwaza. This beautiful structure was also a part of the famine relief plans. Due to which the Bara Imambara was commissioned. Built in 1783, this gigantic gate is 60 feet tall. It as one of the famous landmarks of the city. We will stop by Picture Gallery nearby. Built by Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah with a life-size portrait of the Nawabs of Avadh.
Visit Hussainabad Clock Tower constructed in 1887. The clock tower is one of the finest examples of British architecture in India. The structure is 221 feet tall. Sir George Couper made it upon his arrival. First Lieutenant Governor of the United Province of Avadh.
After delicious lunch at City Center restaurant. We will leave for Residency. It was the official residence of the British Resident. Built-in 1780-1800. It is also a witness of the bitterest battles during the war of independence in 1857. The scars of the cannons are still visible on the standing walls.
Visit La Martiniere College. One of the finest and the largest examples of European funerary monument. The only monument in the sub-continent associated with its strange yet romantic past.
Go to DilkushaPalace. Constructed by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan as a hunting retreat. The palace is laid down amidst extensive parks near the banks of river Gomti.
At the end of your journey. Sit back and relax on the drive back to your hotel in Lucknow.