|Tour||02 NIGHTS IN LUCKNOW|
|Sightseeing||Lucknow, Imambara, Chattar Manzil, The Rumi Darwaza,|
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|Key Note||Sightseeing / Visits subject to suitable weather / traffic conditions & Permission from local Authorities|
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Day 01: LUCKNOW
Arrival at Lucknow Airport, Assistance upon arrival, transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Lucknow as per the timings,
Lucknow, the capital of Northern State of India Uttar Pradesh, lies in the middle of the Heritage Arc. This bustling city, famed for its Nawabi era finesse and amazing food, is a unique mix of the ancient and the modern. It is home to extraordinary monuments depicting a fascinating blend of ancient, colonial and oriental architecture. Lucknow was the epicentre of the 1857 War of Independence, and much before that, it was the seat of a line of nawabs who gave the city its unique identity. Literature, cuisine, performing arts and tehzeeb put Lucknow a cut above the rest – and the world acknowledges it. A major metropolitan city of India, this city has always been known as a multicultural city that flourished as a North Indian cultural and artistic hub and seat of Nawab power in the 18th and 19th centuries. It continues to be an important centre of government, education, commerce, aerospace, finance, technology, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry. Historically the capital of Awadh was controlled by the Delhi Sultanate under Mughal Rule; it was later transferred to the Nawabs of Awadh. After Lord Clive’s defeat of the Bengal, Awadh and Mughal Nawabs it fell under the rule of the East India Company with control transferred to the British Raj in 1857. It is the world’s 74th fastest growing city. This beautiful heritage city with massive monuments and unique culture and cuisine made this city a unique tourism destination.
Day 02: LUCKNOW
After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Lucknow,
Imambara in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Oudh, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara. The complex also includes the large Asfi mosque, the bhulbhulayah (the labyrinth), and bowli, a step well with running water. Two imposing gateways lead to the main hall. One of Asaf-ud-Daula’s objectives in embarking on this grandiose project was to provide employment for people in the region for almost a decade while the famine lasted. It is said that ordinary people used to work in the day building up the edifice, while noblemen and other elite worked at night to break down anything that was raised that day. It was a project that preceded a Keynesian like intervention for employment generation. The architecture of the complex reflects the maturation of ornamented Mughal design, namely the Badshahi Mosque – it is one of the last major projects not incorporating any European elements or the use of iron. The main imambara consists of a large vaulted central chamber containing the tomb of Asaf-ud-Daula. At 50 by 16 meters and over 15 meters tall, it has no beams supporting the ceiling and is one of the largest such arched constructions in the world.
The Residency, also called British Residency and Residency Complex, is a group of several building in a common precinct. The Residency now exists in ruins and is located in the heart of the city. It was constructed during the rule of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan II,who was the fifth Nawab of the province of Awadh (British Spelling Oudh). The construction took place between 1780 to 1800 AD and served as the residence for the British Resident General who was a representative in the court of the Nawab. In 1857 the place witnessed a prolonged battle which is also known as Siege of Lucknow, The British Residency was the place that served as a refuge for approximately 3000 British inhabitants during the time of the uprising of 1857. Lucknow was center of all British activities during the siege and the Residency became the monopolistic center of the British for almost 90 days. The Residency still has within its walls, the graves of around 2000 British soldiers who died in the Revolt of 1857.
Hussainabad Picture Gallery Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah built it in 1838 as a Baradari (12 doorways)
It serves as a gallery for display of life size portraits of the Nawabs of Awadh. There are around 30 stairs to reach the Picture Gallery. In front of the Picture gallery, there is a beautiful pond surrounded by green lawns and trees. The portraits of Nawabs indicate the contemporary grand costumes and jewellery used in those days. The gallery is housed in a beautiful building that is among the most-visited tourist spots in the city. The gallery preserves some rare and life-size portraits of the various Nawabs of Lucknow. It is believed that these paintings were made on elephant skin and that the colours used to fill them were prepared from diamonds.
Chattar Manzil, One of the imposing structures built by the Nawabs of Lucknow, Chattar Manzil is a famous tourist attraction of Lucknow. The most unique thing about the Chattar Manzil of Lucknow is the strikingly different architecture. The most prominent feature of this grand structure is the Umbrella-shaped dome from which it has derived its name. The construction also has some elements of the European architecture thus proving that it must have been pretty much influenced by the modern style of architecture of Europe. The Nawab of Lucknow, Ghazi-ud-din Haider started the construction of the Chattar Manzil but he died in between. It was then completed by his son Nasir-ud-din Haider. The Chattar Manzil still retains its old world charm.
The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is one of the most impressive architectural structures in India. It was constructed in the year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. The Rumi Darwaza is an example of the fine architectural style of Awadh. The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is also known by the name of Turkish Gateway since it is supposed to be identical in design to a similar gateway in ancient Constantinople. Read more about Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow. The Rumi Darwaza goes upto a staggering height of 60 feet. The uppermost part of Rumi Darwaza comprises of an octagonal Chatri (Umbrella) carved beautifully that can be accessed by a staircase. The word “Rumi” is derived from the modern day Rome that used to be Istanbul, the capital city of Eastern Roman Empire. The Rumi Darwaza is one of the finest gateways that has been built in Lucknow and is highly inspired by a similar gateway in Istanbul.
Day 03 : LUCKNOW
After Breakfast transfer to Lucknow Airport as per the timings,