Located in the heart of the city, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park once used to be a rally ground. It has been a witness to many Ravanas go up in flames during Dusshera. Additionally, numerous Lucknow Mahotsavas have been hosted here. What you see today is a totally different landmark, a walker�s paradise, with pathways that are interwoven into the beautiful and green landscaping in the Park. It is also a visual delight of sorts. While the mornings are marked by scores of people walking at different paces, the evenings are relatively inactive at the park. But when the fountains go up and the lights turn on, it is a sight most can feast eyes on. This comes as a relief from the mundane sight of the traffic zipping past it. The park is situated on the crossing of B.H.M and opposite to hotel Clarks Avadh.
The Bara Imambara has a unique style of construction. The central hall of Bara Imambara is said to be the largest arched hall in the world. The hall measures 50 meters long and goes up to a height of 15 meters. What makes the construction unique is the fact that the blocks have been put together with interlocking system of bricks and there has been absolutely no use of girders and beams. The roof stands steady till date without any pillars to support it.
The Bara Imambara is known for its incredible maze called "Bhulbhulaiya", which is located in the upper floor of the monument. A stairway leads to this level. One can view a scenic panorama of the city from the top of this monument, which is absolutely breath-taking. The Bhulbhulaiya is a must see and the best way to find your way out without getting lost is by hiring a guide. It is said that great treasures are hidden in the secret tunnels of this maze. The monument remains open from morning 6 am to evening 5 pm
The Aminabad Market of Lucknow is a very famous market. It has existed from the times of the Nawabs of Awadh. Aminabad is very large and congested market made up of narrow lanes and bylanes. Traffic movement is next to impossible in the market's interiors, but this is the real beauty of the market. Small and medium sized shops sell items of daily usage, ladies fashion items, ornaments, jewellery, fashion garments, fancy dresses, chikan kurta, chikan sarees and ladies wear, chikan mens wear, footwear and other fancy items.
The market also boasts of famous eateries of Lucknow. The famous non-vegetarian delights stalls, sweet shops, bakeries and paan shops draw people to the market. Lately the government and administration have been trying to improve the conditions in Aminabad. The market is now open till late. It is a pleasure shopping in Aminabad during night. The colorful lightings, decorated shops and traditionally dressed people in the market, combined with the Lucknow politesse makes shopping in Aminabad a unique experience.
The British Residency of Lucknow is a famous historical landmark of this place. It is now in ruins and has been declared a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. The British Residency was the place that served as a refuge for approximately 3000 British inhabitants during the time of the uprising of 1857. Lucknow was center of all British activities during the siege and the Residency became the monopolistic center of the British for almost 90 days.
The Victoria Memorial is one of the most popular travel places amongst tourists. A tour to Lucknow is lifetime knowledge to remember forever as the tourist destinations within and around the city go away the travelers captivated.
Lucknow is situated on the banks of the Gomti River. Lucknow is the cultural center of northern India where people are too polite and have their own charming culture and tradition. Lucknow is also famous for its jewelry silks, perfumes and mouth-watering nawabi cuisines.
The Zoo is located in the heart of the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. It is being managed as a Trust, by the Zoo Advisory Committee with Forest Secretary to the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh as Chairman, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Uttar Pradesh as Vice Chairman and Chief Wildlife Warden, Uttar Pradesh as Administrator. An officer of the rank of Deputy Conservator of Forests is posted as Director, for overall day-to-day management of the zoo.
The Central Zoo Authority, Govt. of India, categorizes the Lucknow Zoo as a large zoo. It has an area of 71.6 acres. It has two veterinarians who look after the health and general up keep of the zoo inmates. The diet is properly checked, sterilized and supplemented with vitamins from time to time. The animals are regularly checked for diseases and worms and preventive and control measures are adopted accordingly.