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10 best places to visit in Lucknow

1. Bara Imambara Bhool Bhulaiya 

This must be the first place to visit in Lucknow. Bara Imambara a beautiful grand structure was built by 4th  Nawab of Awadh,  Asaf-Ud-Dowhala  and the building work was taken up in the year 1784. It took 14 years to complete.  It was designed by the Architect Hafiz Kifayat ullah, Shahjahanabadi, a prominent Architect of that time. Visiting Imambara  is a enjoyable and unique experience. The famous Bhool Bhulaiya Labyrinth of Lucknow is constructed on its upper floor.

4. Rumi Darwaja  

The cross Building of Lucknow - On the main road - fairly near to above complex. Looks so good-looking that you may not oppose your enticement to have a close look at this  3 Storey building  It is called the name building of Lucknow and  also Turkish Gate.  Because it was made by workers from Rome, hence its name is  Roomi Gate.  Kifayatulla made the architecture design.  

5. Lucknow Clock Tower Clock Tower

Just after Rumi Darwaja, you will see 221' tall Clock Tower. It is called Hussainabad Clock Tower. The  Hussainabad Clock Tower is truly the premium structure of British architecture in India. It was built by Hussainbad donation Trust   in the year 1887 at a cost of 1.75 lakhs at that time. It was built in the year 1881 with a cost of about 1.25 lakhs.  It is biggest clock tower of India.  At the top you can see direction  bird. 

6. Hussainabad Picture Gallery  - On the same road  and near Clock Tower  

Hussainabad Picture Gallery in Lucknow is situated near the Chhota Imambara  and the Gallery Building is able to be seen from the main road. Built by the third Nawab of Awadh,  Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah in the year 1838  for being worn as a Royal summer house, Picture Gallery is one of the most visited tourist spot in Lucknow. 

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9. Jama Masjid 

In the year 1839 in Lucknow City, King Muhammad Ali Shah initiate the construction of Jama Masjid in Tahsinganj area of the city  with the intention to surpass the Jama Masjid at Delhi in size and look.  But due to the sudden death of the king, the construction work of this grand Masjid was taken up and completed by one of his wives, Malika Jahan Begum in 1845 AD. 

11.     Tomb of  Saadat Ali Khan -  In Hazratganj area

This  is the beautiful Maqbara constructed by Badshah Gajiuddin Haider son of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, This Maqbara is actually good-looking and stones are carved with beautiful    designs.  The floor of the building is made of marble and other precious stones. 4 burj and multiple doors. 

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