Uttar Pradesh in north India is one of the best states for tourism in India. It is home to some of the greatest cities, monuments, religious centers, rivers of the country. If you want a true glimpse of India, its interiors, its people, its pulse, then Uttar Pradesh might just be the place to visit. There are several destinations in UP that are perfect for a refreshing as well as enriching holiday experience. Lucknow is one of them. Touted as the ‘city of Nawabs’, Lucknow is one of the most cultural places to visit in India. Its delicious kebabs are famous all over the world. Its historical monuments and ruins take you back in time and give you a slice of the glorious and rich past of the Indian subcontinent. It was the seat of the Nawabs in the 18th and 19th centuries and has always had a multi-cultural lifestyle. Some of its monuments are simply majestic in terms of their architecture. Lucknow truly is one of the gems of Uttar Pradesh and is worthy of being the state capital. Along with Agra and Varanasi, Lucknow is part of the Uttar Pradesh Heritage Arc which has been given special attention to boost tourism in the state. Today, we give you some spectacular photos of Lucknow that give you a sneak peek into everything that’s amazing about this historic city. Also Read - Coronavirus: Women at Lucknow's Clock Tower Call Off Protest Amid Statewide Shutdown

The Bara Imambara Asfi Masjid or Asfi Mosque stands in a building complex in Lucknow.

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Built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, in 1784, the Bara Imambara is also called the Asafi Imambara

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The Asfi Mosque, located near the Bara Imambara in Lucknow

Asafi mosque

Huge castle tower and heavy clouds at Bara Imambara in Lucknow city

Castle tower

Chota Imambara (Hussainabad Imambara) in Lucknow

Chota Imambara

Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan, the fifth nawab of Awadh, Lucknow


Chota Imambara, also known as Hussainabad Imambara is an imposing monument located in the city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh

Chota Imambara landscape

Motorcycle passing colonial clock-tower in Lucknow

Clock Tower

Lucknow Residency Mosque is located beside Begam kothi (Begum Hazrat Mahal Palace) inside the residency.There is canon shot on wall of this mosque which still stands as witness of 1857’s freedom revolution of India.


Sadat Ali Khan tomb garden in Lucknow

Sadat garden

Ruined Treasury Chamber of Lucknow Residency which was used as Treasury hall of British Regiment in 1800. You can see the canon & bullet shots on the wall. 


Meat Durbari – Indian dish, lamb with spices


Constantia House is a part of the famous La Martiniere College located in Lucknow

Constantia house

So, for your next vacation, consider Lucknow, one of India’s most intriguing cities in one of its biggest and most prominent states.