Day 1: Arrival
Bara Immambara : This magnificent monument recalls the glorious past of the Nawabs and stands out for its austerity in style, proportion and symmetry along with daring techniques in architecture. (Time Limit: 01 hrs. 30 min).
Bara Immambara, Lucknow
Chota Immambara : This structure houses the tombs of Muhammad Ali Shah, its builder, and of his mother. Built between 1837 and 1842, it is also called the Chhota Imambara. It is approached through a fine garden. The Imambara has a white dome and numerous turrets and minarets. The walls of the mausoleum are decorated with verses in Arabic. Chandeliers, gilded mirrors, colorful stucco, the King's throne and ornate tazia or replicas of the tombs at Karbala adorn the interior.(Time Limit 30 min.)
Chota Immambara, Lucknow
Rumi Darwaza : This beautiful structure is also said to be part of the famine relief plans for which the bara imambara was commissioned. Built in 1783, this gigantic gate soars top 60 feet, and is one of the famous landmarks of the city. The gateway is located to the Northwest of the Bara Imambara. (Time limit: 10 Min)
Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow
Picture Gallery :
Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah built it as a Baradari - literally meaning having 12 door ways. It is now used as a gallery for display of life size portraits of the Nawabs of Avadh.
Picture Gallery, Lucknow
Clock Tower : Constructed in 1887, the Hussainabad Clock Tower is one of the finest example of British architecture in India. The 221 feet tall structure was built to mark the arrival of Sir, George Couper, 1st Lieutenant Governer of the United Province of Avadh with a cost of Rs. 1.75 lakh. (Time limit: 25 Min)
Residency : At one time , the official residence of the British Resident, Residency was built in 1780-1800.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. (Time limit: 1 hrs)
La Martiniere : The finest and the largest example of European funerary monument in the sub-continent, La Martiniere it is associated with its rather strange and romantic past. (Time limit: 30 min)
La Martiniere, Lucknow
Dilkusha Kothi : "Hearts Delight" was constructed by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan as a hunting retreat. The palace is laid down amidst extensive parks near the banks of river Gomti. (Time limit: 30 min)
Dilkusha Kothi, Lucknow
Chatar Manzil ( En-Route Visit)
The " Umbrella Palace" stands near Hanuman Setu. It derives its name from the guilt dome with a covering umbrella, which gives a special magnificence to the complex, constructed by Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haider and completed by his son Nasir-ud-din Haider.
Chatar Manzil, Lucknow
Vidhan Sabha Bhawan: ( En-Route Visit)
It is one of the most imposing building of the city of Nawabs.Its foundation was laid in 1922 by Sir Hercourt Butler and the construction was completed in 06 years at the cost of Rs.18 lakh.
Vidhan Sabha Bhawan Tour, Lucknow Assufdulla and Mursheed Zadi/Khurshidzadi Tomb ( En-Route Visit) : The twin maqbaras of Khurshid Zadi Mursheed Zadi Tomb near the Begam Hazrat Mahal Park, are one of the best example of Avadh architecture.The domes with elegant kiosk and above all, well balanced architural design makes them extremely interesting Assufdulla and Mursheed Zadi Khurshidzadi Tomb, Lucknow
Kaiserbagh Palace : The Kaiserbagh Palace were commenced in 1848 and completed in 1850 by the last nawab of Avadh,Wajid Ali Sah. The yellow building flanked by two lakkhi gates provided quarters for the ladies of the royal harem. (Time Limit 30 Min)