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5 Old Ruins to explore in Lucknow

Lucknow

Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh and it has always been a multicultural city. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. Lucknow is popularly known as the The City of Nawabs.It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.

Bara Imambara
Bara ImambaraMachchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

Bara Imambara, also known as Asfi Mosque is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh in 1784. Bara means big. Architectural wonder of ancient times.

Rumi Darwaza
Rumi Darwaza17/11, Hussainabad Road, Lajpat Nagar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

The Rumi Darwaza is an imposing gateway which was built under the patronage of Nawab Asaf-Ud-daula in 1784. It is an example of Awadhi architecture. The Rumi Darwaza, which stands sixty feet tall, was modeled (1784) after the Sublime Porte (Bab-iHümayun) in Istanbul.

Shahi Bauli Stepwell
Shahi Bauli StepwellMachchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

The Shahi Baoli was built in the Mughal times to be used as a water reservoir. There is an interesting story attached to it that the reservoir has a secret treasure map and a key thrown into it. This baoli is most popular as an architectural delight as it combines Indo-Islamic designs.

Sikandar Bagh
Sikandar BaghAshok Marg, Gokhale Vihar, Civil Lines, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India

formerly known by the British as Sikunder/Sikandra/Secundra Bagh, is a villa and garden enclosed by a fortified wall, with loopholes, gateway and corner bastions, located in the city of Lucknow built by the last Nawab of Oudh, Wajid Ali Shah (1822–1887), as a summer residence.

The Residency
The ResidencyMahatma Gandhi Marg, Deep Manak Nagar, Qaisar Bagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India

The Residency, also called as the British Residency and Residency Complex, is a group of several buildings in a common precinct in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. It served as the residence for the British Resident General who was a representative in the court of the Nawab.

Map of Old Ruins to explore in Lucknow