Jan 10, 2023

Exploring the Mughal Heritage: A Day Trip to Lucknow

You must have read about the Mughal empire, but to experience that era in today’s time, you must visit the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, also known as the city of Nawabs. Situated along the bank of river Gomti, the city has a plethora of Mughal architecture which is undoubtedly a work of art. Here is a list of things you can do if you’re planning to take a quick one-day trip to Lucknow.

Khasta kachori, chai and bun makkhan for breakfast

Begin your Lucknow trip with piping hot Khasta kachoris served with chole ki sabji. Finish it off with chai, bun and makkhan.

Bara Imambara

Head to the Husainabad Trust Road to witness the architectural marvel of India’s second-largest Imambara, known as Bara Imambara. Built-in 1784, this ancient structure is popular for its interesting Bhul bhulaiyas or labyrinths.

Timings: 6 am – 5 pm (Everyday)

Fees: 25 – 50rs

Rumi Darwaza

On the same road, you will find another ancient masterpiece in the form of a 60-foot-tall Rumi Darwaza, representing the Awadhi architecture.

Chota Imambara

Make your next move towards the Chota Imambara, which was built as a place of worship for Shia Muslims in 1838. The structure lights up during festivals like Muharram, hence got the name of being the palace of lights.

Timings: 6 am – 5 pm (Everyday)

Fees: 25 – 50rs

Tunday kebabs for lunch

Famous all over the country, perhaps the greatest star of the Awadhi cuisine are the tunday kebabs. Minced meat cooked with up to 160 spices, they will melt in your mouth in a second and remain in your memory for years to come.

British Residency

Once a quarter of the court of Nawab’s British general, the residency is a group of structures that still has got the after-effect of the Indian Rebellion war of 1857. Although it now shows the time that has passed since it was built, it retains its testimonies to historical milestones.

Timings: 10 am – 5 pm ( Mondays off)

Fees: 15rs

Shopping at Aminabad

Shop the famous chikankari sarees, dupattas and kurtas along with other souvenirs to take home at Aminabad.

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