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Top Tourist Places in Lucknow

Written by: Akshatha
Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 11:36 [IST]
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The multi-cultural Lucknow is one of the prominent cities in North India. It is grand history reflects across the city. Today, it is not only the largest city in Uttar Pradesh but it also one of the tourist places. You will find the remnants of an aesthetic past in every nook and corner of the city. It will be an exciting journey to explore the top tourist places in Lucknow.

Tourist Places in Lucknow

Lucknow Zoo
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Lucknow Zoo

Earlier known as Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens, it is one of the famous wildlife hangouts in Lucknow. It was established in the year 1921 and houses many species of animals. Wildlife includes White Tiger, Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bear, Chinkara, Sambar Deer, Leopard, etc. Lucknow Zoological Gardens is one of the largest zoos in India covering around 71.6 acres.

Tourist Places in Lucknow

Bara Imambara
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Bara Imambara

Bara Imambara is a shrine and an archaeological site in Lucknow. It is known for the unique 'Maze' architecture called Bhul-bhuliaya. Even to this day, no one can explore these labyrinthine passages without a guide as there is a chance of getting lost in the corridors. Bara Imambara complex is one of the top tourist places which you should not miss in Lucknow.

Click - The Mysterious Bara Imambara

Tourist Places in Lucknow

Sword and Shield
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State Museum Lucknow

Originally, the State Museum was situated in Chattar Manzil. Later, it was shifted to Banarasi Bagh in Lucknow Zoo. State Museum in Lucknow has a collection of Awadh artefacts, paintings and an Egyptian Mummy.

Tourist Places in Lucknow

Chota Imambara
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Chota Imambara

The monument of Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak is an exotic architecture and a Shia Muslim shrine in Lucknow. It is famous as Chota Imambara and serves as an important landmark in the city. During the special festivities, Chota Imambara glows with chandeliers and lights. Hence, it is also called as the Palace of Lights.

Tourist Places in Lucknow

Lucknow Residency
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Lucknow Residency

The ruined buildings of Lucknow Residency was once a British Residence. It was built during the time of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan II. The Lucknow Residency is also a battle site where the Siege of Lucknow took place. Hence, it is considered as one of the prominent historical places to visit in Lucknow.

Tourist Places in Lucknow

Ambedkar Memorial Park
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Ambedkar Memorial Park

Ambedkar Memorial Park was constructed to pay tribute to those who worked for equality and social justice in India. Ambedkar Park is a public park located in Gomti Nagar. In recent years, it has also served as a Bollywood film shooting location.

Tourist Places in Lucknow

Rumi Darwaza
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Rumi Darwaza

The Turkish Gate or the Rumi Darwaza is one elegant landmark in Lucknow. It served as the entrance of the city and is situated adjacent to Asafi Imambara. The grandeur of Awadhi architecture reflects in the beautiful Rumi Darwaza.

Your visit Lucknow will be eventful and exciting; in fact, the city is a heritage lovers' paradise!

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