Half-Day Lucknow Historical Tour In A Private Car
Scheduled For: Every Day
(09:30 AM - 02:30 PM )
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.
Lucknow is the largest city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India A major metropolitan city of India, Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of the eponymous District and Division and the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the third largest city in north India, after Delhi. It is also the largest city in Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city that flourished as a North Indian cultural and artistic hub, and the seat of power of Nawabs in the 18th and 19th centuries.It continues to be an important centre of governance, administration, education, commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry.
'Lucknow' is the anglicised spelling of the local pronunciation 'lakhnau'. According to one legend, the city is named after Lakshmana, a hero of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana. The legend states that Lakshmana had a palace or an estate in the area, which was called Lakshmanapuri, lit. Lakshmana's city). However the Dalit movement believes that Lakhan Pasi, a dalit ruler, was the settler of the city and is named after him. The settlement came to be known as Lakhanpur (or Lachhmanpur) by the 11th century, and later, Lucknow. A similar theory states that the city was known as Lakshmanavati after Lakshmana. The name changed to Lakhanavati, then Lakhnauti and finally Lakhnau. Yet another theory states that the city's name is connected with Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. Over time, the name changed to Laksmanauti, Laksmnaut, Lakhsnaut, Lakhsnau and, finally, Lakhnau.
From 1350 onwards, Lucknow and parts of the Awadh region were ruled by the Delhi Sultanate, Sharqi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, Nawabs of Awadh, the British East India Company (EIC) and the British Raj. Lucknow was one of the major centres of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and actively participated in India's independence movement, emerging as a strategically important North Indian city. Until 1719, the subah of Awadh was a province of the Mughal Empire administered by a Governor appointed by the Emperor. Persian adventurer Saadat Khan, also known as Burhan-ul-Mulk, was appointed nizam of Awadh in 1722 and established his court in Faizabad, near Lucknow.
For about eighty-four years (from 1394 to 1478), Awadh was part of the Sharqi Sultanate of Jaunpur. Emperor Humayun made it a part of the Mughal Empire around 1555. Emperor Jahangir (1569–1627) granted an estate in Awadh to a favoured nobleman, Sheikh Abdul Rahim, who later built Machchi Bhawan on this estate. It later became the seat of power from where his descendants, the Sheikhzadas, controlled the region.
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This half-day private tour will show you most of the popular attractions including British Residency, Maqbara (Tomb) of Saadat Ali Khan, Asafi Imambara and Hussainabad Imambara, Lal Pul, Tila Wali Masjid, Picture Gallery, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, Victorian Husainabad Clock Tower, Rumi Gate, Bhool Bhulaiya, Satkhanda, Chowk Ki Chaat.
Transport cost from Bara Imambara to other points
Mineral water, Tea and snacks
Pick up and drop from Home / Hotel
Starting Point: Lucknow
End Point: Lucknow
Covers: British Residency, Maqbara (Tomb) of Saadat Ali Khan, Asafi Imambara and Hussainabad Imambara, Lal Pul, Tila Wali Masjid, Picture Gallery, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, Victorian Husainabad Clock Tower, Rumi Gate, Bhool Bhulaiya, Satkhanda, Chowk Ki Chaat.
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