Category Archives : Lucknow Architecture

The Gumbads, Mehrabs and MInaars of Lucknow.

The Grandeur of the Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal

The city of Nawabs, Lucknow is synonymous with rich historical past and splendid monuments, not to forget the numerous parks and gardens for which the city is sometimes referred to as “Baghon ka Sheher”. There are accounts of some very interesting things about the unique evenings of the city that are peculiar in their own […]


Picture of Hussainabad Chota Imambara Lucknow

Chota Imambara Lucknow: Echo of a Glorious Past 1

Lucknow has transformed beyond recognition over the past years but what hasn’t changed is the city’s rich architectural heritage. One such magnificent monument is the Chota Imambara Lucknow. Also known as the Hussainabad Imambara, it is an edifice of the most imposing grandeur and rare beauty. It was built by Muhammad Ali Shah, third King […]

Musa Bagh – The Last Citadel of the Uprising of 1857 2

  Lucknow is a splendid historical city that boasts of marvelous monuments, gardens and parks. The historical monuments were mostly built during the reign of the Nawabs of Awadh and the British Raj. The monuments of the city portray a symbolic aura of the rich Nawabi era. The likes of Bada Imambara, Chhota Imambara and […]

A picutre of ruins of Musa Bagh at lucknow

A close-up picture of Hussainabad clock tower

The Aura of Ghanta Ghar 1

The Ghanta Ghar or the Hussainabad Clock Tower is yet another piece of architectural marvel that was built by the Nawabs. Standing tall between the Chhota and the Bada Imambara, the clock tower is undoubtedly the tallest clock tower in the country. Though, in this age of wrist watches and cell phones, the clock might […]

The Nawabi Influence on Kaisarbagh

The presence of marvelous monuments and beautiful gardens, tends to enhance the beauty of Lucknow city known as the city of Nawabs. The Nawabi influence on the city can be seen in its monuments that have, over time, evolved as inseparable identities for the areas where they have been built. The Kaisarbagh area of the […]

Picture of Main Gate of Sibtainabad imambara Complex at Lucknow

Sibtainabad Imambara Lucknow 2

One of the lesser known historical monument of Lucknow, Sibtainabad ka Imambara seems to be a different world altogether situated right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the posh, elegant, and upmarket Hazratganj. In the words of a Lucknowite-by-birth, “Even though I was born, brought up, and continue to live in Lucknow, […]

Maqbara Nawab Saadat Ali Khan 

Lucknow, the very captivating and the second most sought-after tourist destination in the state of Uttar Pradesh spreads along the picturesque banks of the river Gomti. The culturally-rich city is known as much for its glorious past, refined diction, elegant mannerisms, and Urdu poetry, as much as it is for its majestic monuments. The Nawabs […]

Picture of the Mausoleum of Saadat Khan at Lucknow

Picture of GPO Lucknow

GPO Lucknow – Connecting People since decades… 2

  All Lucknowites would be familiar with the famous GPO ke Dahi Badey that have been a part of Lucknow since long. The General Post Office or the GPO in Lucknow is better known for the Dahi Badey Wala than for the work that is carried out there. The building that was known as Ring […]

Safed Baradari 1

It doesn’t come as a surprise to Lucknowites if they say that there is a wedding being solemnized at some venue in Kaiserbagh and pat comes the question – “Is it at the Safed Baradari?” Such is the fascination for the magnificent white structure that stands tall among the other historical monuments in the Kaiserbagh […]

Picture of Safed baradari at Lucknow

Picture of the Constantia-La-martinere-lucknow

Constantia House: Enduring the tests of time

  Since the British period, Lucknow has been home to one of the finest schools and colleges in India. Even today, Lucknow acts as a hub of education and research with a number of premier educational institutions being located in and around the city. The capital city of Uttar Pradesh has enjoyed the privilege of […]