Lucknow has always been at the centre. Where the sense of time does not exist. It is a connect between the past and the present. The alleys are rich in memories, remnants of history still throbbing at every cobblestone. There is music in the air, there is aroma of memories wafting from every street. Lucknow is a quintessential Indian experience you cannot put away.
Air India Express offers the best connect to Lucknow, from where history of India emanates.
Modelled after the Sublime Porte in Istanbul, this sixty feet tall gateway built during the regime of Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784 sits in the centre of the city. Every brick in this holds a story. This is the gateway to the past.
You cannot miss the classical Mughal architecture and its exquisite ornamental style. It holds the tomb of its maker – Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula.
Dates back to the time of Aurangazeb, the Mughal Emperor and yet this building has a share of its own in modern Indian history. Mahatma Gandhi stayed in this place for a while and the Firangi Mahal ulemas were supporters of the Khilafat movement.
Maqbara Mir Anees
This is a pilgrim spot for those who love poetry. Mir Anees is remembered for his Rubaiyat (four-lined quartraits) that flavoured Urdu literature immensely. His tomb is a must-see destination for those who visit Lucknow.
This is not all. The list is long. Lal Pul Bridge, Akbhari Darwaza, Colvin Taluqdar’s College, Dilkusha Kothi… it goes on and on. Then there are mind-blowing Tunday khabab food stalls, shopper’s dream of intricate chikan work embroidery and the gharana magic unfolding even as the home of Kathak swirls regally.
Explore Lucknow along with Air India Express.