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The Residency Complex is famous as a historic site that once served as the residence of the British General. There is an ancient aura that is associated with this place. The site has been a witness to the First War Of independence along with other battles that took place during the Lucknow siege. It had been the shelter-house of innumerable refugees during the siege. Currently, all monuments have been destroyed to ruins. Nevertheless, the site has an important historical significance. It also features the graves and tombs of the many people who lost their lives during the battle. The complex is now referred to as the heritage site of the city and qualifies as a must visit attraction.
Located in the heart of the capital city, Indira Gandhi Planetarium is an interesting feature on every itinerary. It was established in 2003 with a distinctive architecture that resembles the ringed planet, Saturn. The spherical structure is 21 meters (69 feet) in diameter and has five rings, as well as cutting-edge infrastructure and a 160-seat planetarium. Attend their on-screen shows and demonstrations to experience celestial events in the universe, galaxy and solar system. They host an array of exhibitions in the galleries which include national astronomical memorabilia, satellite models and charts of space systems.
Also known as the Asfi Imambara, the Bara Imambara is worth looking at for everyone touring the city. This beautiful monument was constructed in the year 1784, as a part of the famine relief program organized by the then Nawab of Lucknow. The Bara Imambara is an architectural marvel with its main hall standing tall without a single supporting beam. This site is also known for its amazing maze called Bhulbhulaia. The top floor of the monument offers a scenic view of the city, which is mesmerizing. Bara Imambara is the epitome of fine Nawabi architecture and beauty. Admission price varies for international visitors, so please call ahead.
Once an entrance way to Old Lucknow City, the stunning Rumi Darwaza remains a landmark in the capital. Also known as Turkish Gate, it was built by Nawab Asaf-Ud-dowlah in 1784 as part of the famine relief program. The majestic structure boasts a height of 60 feet (18 meters) and features quintessential Awadhi style of architecture. Marvel at the intricate embellishments, arches and gateways in red stone and ascend to the eight-faceted cupola called chhatri for beautiful views of the cityscape and surrounding attractions.
The historic Botanic Garden at the CSIR-NBRI campus is a natural oasis in the heart of Lucknow. It features 26 hectares (65 acres) of exhibition space, making it one of the largest dedicated botanical gardens in India. Over 200 families and 5000 species of plant life are represented here at the arboreta, nurseries and glass houses. Explore beautiful and exotic floral cultivars, tropical and subtropical plants, aromatic herbs, ferns, trees, shrubs, ornamental climbers, and more. They organize several educational programs to promote horticulture and the conservation of ecology.
The Lucknow Zoological Gardens, officially called the Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens, was established in 1921. It is a beautiful 29-hectare (71.6-acre) landscape that is home to over 97 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles. Explore the zoo to spot the Himalayan Black Bear, Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, Black Buck, Rosy Pelican, White Peacock as well as a rare Orangutan sighting. Don't miss a ride on the four-bogey toy train and a visit to the State Museum. Admire the Egyptian Mummy and interesting paintings, sculptures, natural history objects and artifacts dating back to the Awadhi era.
The rich past of Lucknow reflects in the architectural building of La Martiniere College. The college that features different schools for boys and girls is one of the oldest running. Thanks to its unique exteriors, the building is a much commercialized one and has been featured in many commercial flicks. Apart from being a center for imparting knowledge, it exudes an incredible artistic charm. The glorious building is a center for liberal education and caters to all students upto the age of 18. Situated on extensive grounds, there is a large lawn area that plays hosts to parties and events. Embedded with all modern educational requirements, the college also encourages sports and extra-curriculum activities. All in all, a well known, recognized institute that is a highly renowned one in the Indian subcontinent. Check website for more details.
Located in Gomti Nagar, Ambedkar Memorial is an ode to the late politician and social reformer Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Spread over 43 hectares (107 acres), the park features a magnificent stupa in the shape of a four-petaled flower adorned with a bronze statue of Dr. Ambedkar. The two-domed Sangrahalay showcases an exhibition of murals based on his life and statues of renowned personalities such as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj. The entrance way is lined by 62 elephant statues on either side and Ashokan columns, water fountains and verdant lawns.
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Park is a community park named after the renowned social reformer and activist of the Indian independence era. Located in Gomti Nagar, it sprawls over 32 hectares (80 acres) and features lush landscape with 4000 trees, diverse plants and an artificial lake. Some of its recreational features include a jogging track, picnic spots and a playground, with a commemorative statue as well. Morning walkers can enjoy the company of instrumental tunes playing in the background and birdwatching enthusiasts are in for a delight as well.