Exploring Lucknow City : Old Lucknow

Lucknow City is a mash of Indian culture, populated and full of attraction. I am here since 2008 but never get the time to explore whole city.

At 26th Jan, 2017, I planned to explore the city monuments with my friend. Shiv is awesome guy, He always ride good bike and He know the city very well. And we both are Tea/Coffee addict from CCD to “Nukkad Chai-wala“.   When I informed him about my plan, He was too excited to visit near by place with me.

List of places we visited that day:

  1. Bara Imambara
  2. Bhul-Bhulaiya
  3. Roomi Darwaja
  4. Chota Imambara
  5. Clock Tower
  6. Picture Gallery
  7. Shahi Baoli
  8. Marine Drive, Gomti River
  9. Musical Fountain

We visited Bara Imambara first, You need to buy  tickets for Camera and to visit Shahi Baoli, Chota Imambara and Picture gallery. You will be charged INR 50(Foreigner INR 500) for one Adult, INR 5 for still camera, INR 250 Video camera.

We purchased two combined tickets to visit alll the monuments near by worth INR 100 and INR 5 for Camera.

We clicked too many pics of Sahi Masjid and bara Imambara from outside. Masjid entry is prohibited for non-Muslims. You need to off your shoes and before entering in Bara Imambara. You need to pay INR 2 per shoes. They will collect and give you a tag. Now you are ready to go in the Bara Imambara.

The building, which consists of three huge halls, has an amazing maze of corridors hidden in between its walls that are about 20 feet thick.This dense, dark maze called the ‘bhul bhulaiya’ is a network of more than 1000 labyrinthine passages, some of which have dead-ends, some end at precipitous drops while others lead to entrance or exit points. The maze is to be explored only with the help of an “approved” guide if one wants a tour of the secret labyrinth without getting lost. It is possibly the only existing maze in India and came about unintentionally to support the weight of the building, constructed on marshy land.