The old city or Chowk, some of...
The old city or Chowk, some of the most evocative streets in India, incredible during the festivals, especially eid (goats on scooters)
Silver being beaten into paper by hundreds of guys in little cupboard shops makes for awsome rhythms.
You'll eat the finished product on your paan.
This mosque stands on the original site of the town which became known as Lucknau in the 15th century. The mosque is really known as the Tile Wali Mosque and the Alamgiri Mosque. It was built by Sultan Ali who was Governor of the province of Avadh during the reign of Aurangzeb. The mosque is known for its outstanding symmetry and sobriety of decoration.
Tombs of Saadat Ali Khan & Begum Murshid Zadi
These tombs are situated in an area known as Kaisarbagh and are known for their well-proportioned domes and finials. These are tombs of Saddat Ali Khan and his wife Murshid Zaid and were constructed by their son Ghazi-ud-din Haider. The tomb of the king is large and solidly built and has a beautiful floor of black and white marble. The central hall of the structure is tastefully adorned with stucco designs brought into relief by the application of red ochre. There are four staircases in each corner to lead to the upper floors. A huge dome with a fluted exterior and a tall spike on the top surmounts the monument. In the kings tomb lies three of his wifes and three daughters. The mausoleum is a costly and splendid building. The tomb of the queen differs from her husband's in some structural details. It is entered through a crypt in the basement. Above the crypt is the central domed hall with arcade sides and an encircling corridor. During the mutiny of 1857 both of these tombs were fortified by the rebels.
LUCKNOW - THE CITY OF NAWABS
"A mild over view"
In the pre independence India one of the Brit Generals said " Its your Luck Now that you are in Lucknow.
A place that is a varied experience of the pre post independence & cultural amalgamation. It gives a picture of both present modernism & cultural past.
"Sham e Avadh"
Lucknow - the capital of Oudh / Awadh later is known for its evenings (Sham e Avadh - evening of avadh).
Many a poets have written about it and many have sung its glory.
Nawabiyat - relates to the habits of nawabs and their life style.
It is said that there were certain Nawabs who were captured by the British forces because they were waiting for the help / maids to come down to them with their shoes.
The word Nawab in the present day is used in many a ways - one of them is a person who is too dependent on others for his because of his royal habbits.
It is said that these labyrinth are spread to all over India, means it can take you to Delhi, Mumbai e.t.c, but not sure in how many years ;-)??
Route for the prince and princess to hide in times of attack.
View Of a famous mosque in old Lucknow
The mosque again... Is not this splendid??
There are two Imam Bara's , bara(big) and choota(small), both have their own beauty and grandeur
The architecture is really fascinating, and here are some beautiful gardens where one can sit and relax. Spring is the perfect time to visit it..
After seeing the architecture one realises that our ancestors were quiet advanced and perfectionist though at times when there were not many facilities available. It's really awesome.