The Chattar Manzil, or Umbrella Palace is a building in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh which served as a palace for the rulers of Awadh and their other halves. The Chattar Manzil stand at the banks of the River Gomti. The Chattar Manzil consisted of a Bari Chattar Manzil and Chhoti Chattar Manzil, however handiest the larger one still exists. These buildings had been examples of the Indo-European-Nawabi architectural fashion, even though the Bari Chattar Manzil has been altered through the years. The palaces were named after the chattris at the octagonal pavilions, which crown the buildings.
The implementing constructing has huge underground rooms and a dome surmounted via a gilt umbrella. The Palace has long gone through many owners which include the Nawabs of Awadh Saadat Ali Khan and Wajid Ali Shah, and the British and modifications on the grounds that its construction changed into began in the 1780s. It served as a palace for the rulers of Awadh and their wives. Later throughout the Revolt of 1857 the building became a stronghold of the Indian revolutionaries. A part of it become destroyed with the aid of British all through the battle of 1857. After the conflict of 1857 the government had allocated the constructing to an American NGO which used it as a membership for recreation functions, until 1947, the Chhatar Manzil turned into used as the United Services Club.