|There are several tourist attractions in Lucknow.The Bada Imambada which is said that this hall is the worlds largest arched room without any pillars and the Nawabs used to hold their public hearings. The Rumi Darwaza, which is 60 feet high, is believed to be built like one of the gates of Constantinople The Husainabad Imambada, also known, as Chhota Imambada is the mausoleum of Mohammed Ali Shah.
Lucknow, the city of Nawabs is the capital of Uttar Pradesh . It is a historic city located on the bank of River Gomti. It is also called the city of culture ("Tehzeeb"). Though Hindi is the official language of the state and the city, the city is considered to be the origin of Urdu language.
Tourists Attraction :
Bara Imambara :
There are several tourist attractions in Lucknow. The Bada Imambada, built by Asaf-ud-Daula in the year 1784 was part of the famine relief project where a number of laborers were appointed to build this Imambada. It is said that this hall is the worlds largest arched room without any pillars and the Nawabs used to hold their public hearings. The Rumi Darwaza was also built as a relief work during the famine of 1783.
Jama Masjid :
Near the Husainabad Imambada lies the Jami Masjid, the largest mosque in Lucknow.The construction of the mosque was started by Mohammed Shah and was completed by his wife after his death in the 1840s.
Hazratganj in todays day and age is the central market of Lucknow, full of shopping malls, emporiums, eateries, fine dining restaurants and age old coffee shops. But its origins reveal a different story. It was built by Amjad Ali Shah, the fourth king of Avadh, and was originally called Queens Way, as only British carriages could travel on that road, and Indians were not allowed to enter, in the pre independence era. A must visit place full of commercial vibrancy, Victorian era walkways and energy of Lucknow, it is the nerve centre of the city.
Aminabad is situated in the old part of the city of Lucknow. After changing several hands, it was established by Imdad Husain Khan, a minister to the Nawab Wazid Ali Shah. Since he was famous by the name of Aminuddaula, the place was given the name of Aminabad. It is a combination of several markets and home to hundreds of retail and wholesale outlets of chikankari fabrics, ornamental jewelry, garments, medicine, footwear and other apparels, etc. Several famous eateries and food joints add to the charm of the bazaar
Chatter Manzil :
Deriving its name from the umbrella shaped dome, Chattar Manzil is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the city. The construction was started by Ghazi-ud-din Haider, but the building was completed under the reign of his son, Nasir-ud-din Haider. Revealing traces of modern European style of architecture, the building is situated opposite one of the citys famous hotels - The Clarks Avadh.
By Air :
The Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport is situated around 11 km from the Lucknow Railway Station. The airport serves the city of Lucknow as well as the city of Kanpur.
The airport connects with major cities in India and some International cities as well. It is the 2nd busiest airport in Northern India after the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
By Train :
The Lucknow Railway Station at Charbagh is the main railway station in the city. Its building was established in 1923. It is the major junction with links major cities of the state and the country. Lucknow also has some other stations like Alamnagar, Gomti Nagar, Aishbagh junction, Lucknow City, etc. All stations are well connected with each other via public road transport.
By Road :
Lucknow is well connected by a network of roads and road transport to all major towns of Uttar Pradesh and surrounding areas. Lucknow is connected by five National Highways; they are NH - 24, 24B, 25, 28 and 56. The major Inter State Bus Station (ISBT) is Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar at Alambagh.
Climate of Lucknow :
December to February are cool with a maximum temperature of 32°C and minimum touches as low as 4°C or less. Fog formation is seen very often during the winter months. The period is suitable for sightseeing in Lucknow
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Summer 21 to 45°C, Winter 5 to 32°C