LUCKNOW- A NAWABI PARADISE
Lucknow, a large city in northern India, is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh
and is also the administrative headquarters of eponymous district and division. It
is the fourteenth-most populous city and the twelfth-most populous urban
agglomeration of India. Lucknow has always been a multicultural city that
flourished as a North Indian cultural and artistic hub, and the seat of power
of Nawabs in the 18th and 19th centuries. It continues to be an important center
of governance, administration, education, commerce, aerospace, finance,
pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music, and poetry.
THE STATE MUSEUM
The state museum that is located within the Lucknow Zoo is a key attraction you
can include in your Lucknow itinerary. The major exhibits here include artifacts
related to Awadhi arts and culture and several excavated antiquities from regions
in and around the city. This four-storied building also contains an Egyptian
mummy and a wooden sarcophagus.
INDIRA GANDHI PLANETARIUM
Indira Gandhi Planetarium is a special attraction that’s unique to Lucknow,
situated at Suraj Kund Park on the bank of the River Gomti. In Lucknow’s
architecturally ambitious fashion, this planetarium was erected in 2003 with a
novel shape imitating the planet Saturn complete with outer rings. Inside, the
building is completely air-conditioned and boasts of a state-of-the-art projection
system equipped for all kinds of cool special effects during screenings.
Jama Masjid is a prominent mosque, and also one of Lucknow’s most famous
tourist spots. Erected by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423, the structure was built
entirely with yellow sandstone, and is revered today for its intricate designs and
stunning combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
GOMTI RIVERFRONT PARK
Gomti Riverfront Park has been one of the main tourist places in Lucknow ever
since its establishment, thanks to its pristine location and scenic surroundings.
Known among the top picnic and recreation spots in the city, the park stretches
over 2 km across the banks of the Gomti River. One of the key attractions here is
the musical fountain and the park looks stunning in the evening hours when the
whole area is lit up.