City of Lucknow reached its zenith under the Nawabs in the waning days of the Mughal empire when it attracted the best talent in art and architecture from the Muslim world as far as Persia and Istanbul. The Rumi Darwaza modeled on the Roman Gate of Constantinople and the Bara Imambara complex stand testament to the skills of Turkish architects and Indian craftsmen while Residency and LaMartiniere building tells stories of European presence culminating the 1857 rebellion which climaxed in Lucknow. Mughlai cuisine, chikankari embroidery and Kathak dance traditions hark back to days of glory and opulence.
Bara Imambara is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara. Bara means big, and an imambara is a shrine built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari.
Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan earlier known as Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens or popularly known as Lucknow Zoological Garden is a 71.6-acre zoo located in the heart of the capital city of Uttar Pradesh.
Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Park was developed by the Lucknow Development Authority in the Vipin Khand area of Gomti Nagar locality in the memory of great socialist Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia. The total area of the park is 76 acres.