My sister’s marriage last year in December provided a chance to be in Lucknow for two short visits; one prior to the marriage for the Tilak ceremony and then after the marriage for the reception. Though the trips were quick, we still managed some time to do some local site seeing and taste the famous kababs of Lucknow. This blog entry has the combined pics from the two trips.
The details about the historical monuments in these pics can be found on the following sources
Bada Imambara - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asafi_Imambara
Bada Imambara, entrance to the shrines and the three inner chambers
Entrance to the Imambara (Pic from inside)
The Asfi Mosque inside the Imambara
Rumi Darwaza or Turkish Gate, was modeled (1784) after the Sublime Porte (Bab-iHümayun) in Istanbul.
Rumi Darwaza (A view from the top)
View of the Asfi Masjid and The Rumi Gate from the top of the Imambara Dome
View of the entrance from the top
Mummy, Daddy and urs truly atop the Bada Imambara
The Lucknowi Taanga (Tonga)
Inside the Chota Imambara
Another view of the Bhool Bhulaiya
Mama, Shannu and Myself on the roof of the Imambara