is known as The City of Nawabs
the royal ruler of the city which gave it culinary & cultural identity like the way of talking I noticed while interacting with the people. The place is beautiful and has many things which can attract tourists to visit this city but I don’t find it tourist friendly as I observed in the other cities I visited like Agra,Jaipur, Dehradun
,etc. As we came out of the station, there were no tourist autos or taxis available for city sightseeing thus left you unaware of what to do.
If we haven’t researched about the places and things to eat we couldn’t explore the city the way we did.
|Rahim Ki Nihari-Kulcha|
With our knowledge of places to visit and to eat, we first hire a bus bust to the Chowk
area where we found Rahim’s Hotel
for famous RAHIM KI NIHARI-KULCHA
is a breakfast non-vegetarian dish available in both Buffalo & Goat meat. Its taste was totally different from what I have tested it in Delhi
and the Kulcha
was heavenly, soft from inside and crusty from outside. Unlike Delhi
it is not spicy and the meat was so soft that it melted into the mouth.
|Bara Imambara Hall From Inside|
|One of Bhool Bhulaiyya Path|
|Baoli from Inside|
|Bara Imambara from Outside|
Then we took rickshaw the favorite ride of the place and also cheap which took us to Rumi Darwaza
which takes us to Bara Imambara. Bara Imambara
has grave of Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula
and his mother along with the relics of their time including the throne he used to sit. Bara Imambara
is the largest structure in the world without any pillars. The complex also housed Asifi Mosque
, Bhool Bhulaiyya
(Labyrinth – at terrace of Bara Imambara) and Baoli
(water tank). The place is Shia
Shrine which is used for Muharram
Mourning along with Chota Imambara
which we visited next on Tonga.
|Clock Tower |
Between Bara Imambara
and Chota Imambara
lies a four storey Tower Satkhanada
and the Clock Tower.
Locals usually play and sit around that area. We then go to Gomati Ghat
and Gomti River Front
. Another places which one can see was far from the area so we decided to spend our evening in Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal
a much talked about Park built by Mayawati
for its corruption during her tenure which housed her own statues also. If we left the controversy related to this place, it has become a great city attraction. Janeshwar Mishra Park
build by Akhilesh Yadav
is our next destination which is a great destination too.
|Ambedkar Park |
|Ambedkar Park |
|Elephants of Ambedkar Park|
|Mayawati & Kashiram Statues|
|Lake In Janeshwar Mishra Park|
|Janeshwar Mishra Statue|
|Gate of Janeshwar Mishra Park|
After spending our evening there we have time till 11.15 (our train time) to try famous dishes of the area. We first went to Hasratganj
to Ram Asarey
famous for Malai Ki Gilori
which didn’t impress me at all. Bajpai ki kachodi
which is a sober outlet opposite Ram Asarey
and where only last plate of Puri-Sabji
was available at the time we reached there has a great test. The sabji
was out of this world and I have never tested anything like it before. Royal Café
famous for Basket Chat
is also a must try. It is also famous among many Bollywood celebs.
|Kulfi,Kabab & Cafe|
Next stop was Aminabad
for world famous Tundey Kababi
which is also a nice place but truthfully I didn’t like them much but admired their softness. Praksh Ki Kulfi
ended our Lucknow journey. It was delicious we then headed to railway station and waited for our train to return back home.Note: Click On Pictures for Better Viewing.