Roaming in the city of Nawabs..

September 16, 2013 docdivatraveller 38 Comments

Part I

Hello everyone!! I was off the blogging world for about a week as I had some urgent things to do that required me to run around. But my chore also required me to go to another city which i turned into work cum short break!! Though clubbing sight seeing with work turned out to be a very hectic experience; given that I am not in the pink of my health right now; but I enjoyed every moment of my stay in Lucknow, the city of Nawabs nonetheless!!

The name of this city is after Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama and it stands on the banks of Gomti river. However it gained political importance during the Mughal dynasty when the Mughal emperors appointed Nawabs (Muslim Noblemen) for their smooth administration. Nawabs were the epitome of luxurious lifestyle; and therefore that laidback attitude exists even today in the lifestyle of lucknow people.

Being such an ancient city, there are lot many structures to visit here; the trademark exquisite Mughal architecture. The main points of historical interest are :
Bada Imambada ( the famous Labyrinth or Bhool Bhulaiyya is here)
Chhota Imambada
Roomi Darwaza
Ghanta ghar
Hazrat ganj  
Residency

I had plans of covering as much as possible but my office work took so much time on the first day that I hardly had time to roam around. Lucknow had always been my hubby's city.He is a medical graduate from the eminent King George Medical College. and he knows this city more than his birthplace. So he took a bike from his friend and I zoomed around the city as his pillion :)
On the first day of my 2 day trip, it was almost 6 pm when I got free. Famished and exhausted, Hubby took me to taste the famous Awadhi cuisine. As it was almost dark, I could just pay a visit to two beautiful mosques.


this splendid mosque caught my fancy when we were zooming on the road beside it....

just love the Golden dome and the riot of colours!!

the beautiful Tile wale Masjid...

the sun had set when we took this pic...


the famous and yummy Lucknowi Chicken Masala...

I just turn into a carnivore ocassionally....

the Indira Planetorium shaped in the form of Saturn with its rings!!

the Indira Planetorium shaped in the form of Saturn with its rings!!

the Convention hall of KGMC

beautiful frangipanis...
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the Mughal style architecture starts right from the station itself...

exquisite architecture of the Charbagh Railway Station

exquisite architecture of the Charbagh Railway Station
My second and the last day was much fruitful, which I am going to elaborate in my subsequent posts...

I wore:
Top: Globus
Pants: Globus
Wedges: from Dubai
Purse: Marie Claire
Accessories: Aldo

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38 comments:

  1. What a blessing to travel and enjoy all this moments. Great pictures and food looks amazing you look great doll.
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  2. You look amazing! The pictures are so beautiful :)

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  3. That mosque is completely remarkable!
    I like seeing you with your hair up :)

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  4. Beautiful post, beautiful photos and beautiful you!

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  5. Itna sundar lucknow to maine apne 6 saalo me kabhi nahi dekha... fabulous pix..
    Hats off 2 u mandira n mr. Photographer. :-)

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  6. Oh wow the architecture is just gorgeous!

    xx.
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  7. Beautiful! I'm loving your purple top - so regal!
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  9. The photos are awesome. Love both looks. Hope you get well soon!!

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  10. Love the color of your pants! ^^

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  12. wow that city and food look amazing!! hope you're feeling better!

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  14. Hey Mandira..lovely post. it is not just pretty..but so informative. I didnt know lucknow was named after Laksman. thnx for that.

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  15. wow! Lovely looks!!
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  16. Such lovely pictures in Lucknow, culture rich place!
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  17. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment, appreciate it! :)

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  18. the Gold dom is amazing! I love your look
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  19. You always have the most amazing photos on your blog, love it!

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  20. Im so envious, your pictures show so many beautiful places!!

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  21. amazing outfit, so cool!!

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  22. amazing pics!

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  23. It's nice to sea a different part of the world, which is so far from me ;)) You look very pretty, girl!

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  24. Nice pictures, and you look so lovely.
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  27. NICE POST LOVELY PICTURES

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  28. Following back!
    Amazing photos, this place is gorgeous.

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    Love your pics and the food looks amazing

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  30. Nice post! Amazing lady!
    Have a nice weekend baby :*
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  31. The places you share are always so fascinating. You and your hubby are a great team by the way!
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  32. The golden dome looks wonderful and the food so yummy! Thanks for sharing this great pics!

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