Places to visit in Lucknow
Described as the ‘City of Nawabs', Lucknow is one of the most colourful and multicultural tourist destinations. The city is a reservoir of historical monuments, architectural wonders and great cuisines. Check out the top three places to visit in Lucknow:
Constantia House: You will find the Constantia House housed by the La Martiniere Colege. Perched on a terraced location, the house looks imposing and is an example of architectural style and that combines Italian art and several intricate techniques. The college played a special role during the Seige of Lucknow and is recognized as one of the only educational institutions that received a battle honor. The construction of the building was started in 1785 by a Frenchman, Major-General Clause Martin who actually wanted to build a palatial structure as his residence in India. Later, in his will, he mentioned his dream of establishing schools across three different cities. This is the reason why Constantia became part of the College at a later date.
Lucknow State Museum: Do not miss the Lucknow State Museum of the many places to see in Lucknow. It is the largest and oldest museum situated in Uttar Pradesh and hosts over 1, 00,000 antiquities. The best part is that the museum is quite impressive with intricate etchings, woodworks, paintings, decorative arts, and bronze statues from the ancient era, housing sculptures and much more. Rest assured travellers will be amazed by the beautiful display of paintings of the landscape from the Kalpasutra dynasty. The painting shows a jar of wine from the 17th century, an elephant rider from the sixteenth century and a copy of Harivansha which is written in Persian language.
Chhota Imambara: Of the many Lucknow places to visit, the Choota Imambara is one of its kinds that was built in 1838 by the illustrious Nawab Muhammad Shah Ali. The Imambara is the complex of the Shia Muslims that serves as the tomb of the Nawab who has been buried here alongside his mother. A four storied Satkhanda lies on the right side of the complex that has an unfinished tower which was supposed to have seven stories. It is said that the Nawab wanted to build the watchtower as the Qutub Minar and reflects the Leaning Tower of Pisa design.