The land of India is truly mesmerizing and has made many travellers out of the layman. There are so many fascinating places to visit in India, that it will take your entire lifetime to trot and deeply explore all the 29 states of India. From exploring the culture, customs, traditions, temples, religious practices, foods to monuments, famous places, beaches, hill stations and so on. The list is ever growing and never plummeting. The more one travels, the more one explores.
If you want to be fascinated yet again, by a wonderful excursion in India, this time visit the City of Nawabs, Lucknow. And assuming that you are an avid traveller and flinch from squandering big bucks, it is advisable to save at every step of your travelling. Right from the travelling expenses. Try to cut short your hefty travel expenses and visit the places in minimum amount possible. So, you can simply visit Lucknow via a bus if you live in the vicinity of the city. If not, then simply follow the train route. Trains run to and fro Lucknow. Like the 12420 train, the Gomti Express, starts from Delhi and makes its way to Lucknow, stopping at various other stations in between. Check for the 12420 running status and book your tickets as per your schedule. You can check the time it would take to reach Lucknow.
Now here is a list of all those places which you must visit to Lucknow for a perfect sightseeing.
Bada Imambara: witness the grandeur of the buildings at the Bada Imambara, as the name itself calls it huge. Imambara is the shrine built by the Asaf-Ud-Daula in 1784. It is a grand and royal piece of history and is a must watch here.
Chhota Imambara: this is a smaller Imambara, also called the Hussainabad Imambara and is located in the heart of the old city of Lucknow, close to Chowk. The monument captivates millions of tourists throughout the year and again is a must watch.
Asafi Masjid: this is a tomb of Shiite Muslim holy man and this too was built by Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784.
Chhatar Manzil: this unique piece of architecture continues to peps the interest of all budding architects and history lovers. This imposing structure was built by the Nawabs of Lucknow and is a very popular spot among the tourists, who flock up in huge numbers everyday.
Clock Tower: the Clock Tower is the tallest clock tower in India, with a height of 221 feet. It is situated between the Bada Imambara and the Chhota Imambara and is a popular tourist attraction since ages. It was built by Nawab Nasir-ud-din Haider in 1880 and has a big beautiful clock which csted 1.75 lakhs at that time.
Rumi Darwaza: it is a huge and exquisite gateway, built in 1784 and is a fine piece of architecture in India. Must visit this beautiful place and capture some memorable snaps, with a touch of ancient India.
So, what are you waiting for? Haven’t you checked the 12420 running status yet?