The British Residency, which stands witness to the Revolt of 1857 must feature in the list of the most important Places to visit in Lucknow. The Residency Complex consists of several individual structures and is not only rich in history, but it is also an everlasting example of British architectural skills.If you are a history enthusiast and you want to relive the Sepoy Mutiny then a visit to the Residency Building in Lucknow is a must. Although, most of the structures are in ruins now, you can still visit the cemetery, the church and the graves of people who died in the Siege.Address; Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaiserbagh.Timing: -The Residency remains open on all days except on Mondays and-Holidays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.Entry fee: -The entry fee is Rs. 15 for Indian citizens and-Rs. 200 for foreigners.
When you look for important Places to visit in Lucknow, then you will come across a place called ‘Chota Imambara’. This too is a historical spot built by Muhammad Ali Shah, the Nawab of Awadh in 1838.The Chota Imambara is an architectural marvel and its unique features are the chandeliers that adorn the structure -thereby goes the name as the Palace of Lights. Bought by the Nawab from Belgium these chandeliers are lit up during special festivals like Muharram. It is yet another one of the best Places to see in Lucknow.Timing:The Imambara remains open on all days from 6:00 am to 5:00pm. Best time to visit 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.Address:West of Bara Imambara, Lucknow, 226001.Entry Fee: The entry fee to this place is -Rs.25 for Indian visitors and -Rs. 300 for foreigners.
You definitely cannot give this unique architectural marvel a miss while selecting the most important Places to visit in Lucknow. The Rumi Darwaza is a gateway between the Bara Imambara and the Chota Imambara. It is one of the few remaining examples of Awadhi architecture featuring a huge gateway that is sixty feet tall.This gate has been named after the famous thirteenth century Muslim Sufi mystic, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. The Rumi Darwaza is one of most famous Tourist attractions in Lucknow which is accessible by the public all day.Address:17/11, Hussainabad Road, Lajpat Nagar Colony.Best time to visit: -You should try visiting it when the weather is mild and not when it is extremely hot or cold.-You should also visit it with time on hand, because it takes nearly an hour to see and understand the beauty of the structure.