Greetings readers! As another week starts, we bring to you all a new series on the Historical Monuments of Lucknow, the city of Nawabs. This week, we shall learn about some of the Lucknow’s architectural marvels and how they symbolize the city and its culture. So, to know more about the various monuments, let us first begin with a short introduction of the city of Lucknow.
Lucknow is the capital of the Indian state Uttar Pradesh. The city is on the banks of Gomti River and has a total area of 689.1 sq km. In the 18th and 19th century, the city flourished under the Nawabs as a prosperous cultural and artistic capital of Northern India. As a multicultural city, it is renowned for its etiquette and ethnicity to achieve an exceptional level of classiness.
Lucknow is also referred as the Golden City of India. The design of the city was deeply influenced by the numerous emperors who ruled over it. There are some significant places of regal stature that have contributed to earn the city its title of the “city of Nawabs”. Be it their cultural magnetism or their monumental allure, the various monuments of Lucknow are truly magnificent.
Lucknow and its impressive and magnificent monuments, have immense historical importance. They symbolize the multi-cultural characteristic of the city and also define the expression of the Nawab’s appreciation of art and architecture. The monuments and historical sites of Lucknow attract thousands of tourists every year from all over the world.
So over the next week, we shall explore some of the popular monuments in Lucknow, such as Bara Imambara, Chhota Imambara, Jama Masjid, Rumi Darwaza, Clock Tower, Picture Gallery, Residency, etc. All these monuments represent the affluent past and profundity of the city and provide an excellent way to explore the its history.