Photo-Friendly Lucknow

Photo-Friendly Lucknow
The magnificent Rumi Darwaza , Photo Credit: Simrran Gill

We tell you of the five places you need to photograph in the City of Nawabs

Simrran Gill
September 23 , 2019
17 Min Read

The capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is much more than what meets the eye. The narrow lanes of Chowk on one hand and the grand Mughal styled architecture in Hazratganj on the other, are a perfect testimony to the cordial co-existence of the ancient and the contemporary. One can’t not visit the city of Nawabs and Kebabs more than once. Apart from the delectable food and mesmerising architecture, the colloquial Awadhi and Urdu make any conversation interesting here.

On our recent trip there, we were left seeking more. In the world of social media, here are five places in Lucknow you need to photograph for your followers!

RUMI DARWAZA

 
 
 
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The gate that essentially distinguishes between Old and New city, Rumi darwaza is a perfect example of the grandeur of Awadhi architecture. This sixty feet tall establishment right in the middle of the street transports you straight to the Mughal era.

BADA IMAMBARA

 
 
 
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A stone’s throw away from Rumi Darwaza, the Bada Imambara houses a mosque along with a series of labyrinths. One needs an elaborate walk through the place to discover its intricate interiors.

THE RESIDENCY

 
 
 
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A testimony to the British style architecture, the Residency’s main building overlooks the river Gomti. It was originally where there were residential quarters, dispensaries as well as stables. It is now in ruins and houses within itself the intricacies of the turmoil of 1857.

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CHOWK

 
 
 
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The Chowk is the old city is a paradise for food lovers. With hardly anything available on the vegetarian section, the non vegetarian delicacies are unmatched. All delicacies here are cooked extensively and with all the right flavours, and hence one of the reasons why Lucknow is a tasteful choice for food lovers.
 
HAZRATGANJ

 
 
 
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Bringing the old and the new together on either side of the roads, Hazratganj is the something that shoppers and appreciators of street food would like. It also houses the one of the oldest single screen theatre, Sahu, which sets in a wave of nostalgia for the locals.   

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