Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, extends along the banks of the River Gomti. The creator of Lucknow as it is today was Nawab Asaf ud Daula. The city became known as a centre for Urdu poetry and courtly diction, and reached its acme during the reign of Wajid Ali Shah who was a connoisseur of music and poetry. It was during his reign that the British appropriated Awadh. Today, the city is dotted with remnants of its rich historic past.
Lucknow is also known for its elaborate cuisine and 'Chikankaari' or exquisite shadow-work embroidery on fine muslin cloth.
Pick up from hotel lobby in Lucknow at 09:00 am and leave for Bara Immambara (Asafi Imambara). It is an imambara complex in Lucknow built by Asaf-ud-Daula, a Nawab of Lucknow in 1784. Bara means big and an imambara is a shrine built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari. You will see the style, proportion and symmetry along with daring techniques in architecture.
At 10:30 am leave for Chota Immambara (Hussainabad Imambara). It is a structure houses the tombs of Muhammad Ali Shah, its builder and of his mother. Built between 1837 and 1842, it is also called the Hussainabad Imambara. You will see a white dome and numerous turrets and minarets and the walls of the mausoleum are decorated with verses in Arabic. Yyou can also see chandeliers, gilded mirrors, colorful stucco, the King's throne and ornate tazia.
Later on we will stop by Residency that used to be the official residence of the British Resident built in 1780-1800. It is a witness to one of the bitterest battles during the war of independence in 1857. Scars made by the cannons can still be seen on every standing wall. The last stop is La Martiniere, the finest and largest example of European funerary monument in the sub-continent.
The journey ends at 01:00 pm and we will take you back to your hotel in Lucknow.
Visit : La Martiniere College, Residency, Asfi Imambara,Hussainabad Imambara
Duration : 4 Hrs
Pick up & Drop Place : Lucknow Hotel