Lucknow's Dilkusha Kothi is a serene escape from the city's urban rush
Once a hunting lodge for the Nawabs, now the ghostly kothi lies in ruins yet it doesn't fail to appeal to its visitors.
Swaddled with ample amounts of fascinating history and culture, Lucknow is a city which is seldom on a quick tour list of true explorers. This city's yesteryear chronicles demand your time as you gently unfurl each of its layers while gorging deep into its true character.
Lucknow is a home to many architectural wonders and its structures are till date, held as prominent storytellers! One such silent narrator is Dilkusha Kothi; located close to the historical La Martiniere college in Lucknow. Tucked away in a peaceful locale far from the urban rush of the city, Dilkusha Kothi isn't frolicked much by visitors but here's why it should be on your to-see list.
Things to know about Dilkusha Kothi
Constructed under the administration of Nawab Sadat Ali Khan (1798-1814) circa 1805, Dilkusha Kothi Palace was initially a country house and a hunting lodge for the Nawabs of Awadh. The Bibiyapur Kothi is located in close proximity to the Dilkusha Kothi on the south-east side of it, which is thought to be where the ladies of the Nawabs stayed.
The architecture of the building draws inspirations from Seaton Delaval House in Northumberland, England and it was designed by Major Gore Ouseley. Also known as the Vilayati Kothi, Dilkusha Kothi had faced major impact during the first war of independence and hence, it lies in a less than perfect state with just a few towers and walls standing. During the revolt of 1857, General Henry Havelock died here and looking at the ruins now, it's not difficult to imagine the grandiosity of this venue back then.
The premises of this kothi had undergone a lot of neglect during the early times but now, the Archaeological Survey of India has been making optimum efforts to restore this beauty. The lush landscaped Dilkusha Gardens provide a much-needed respite in this pollution ridden city and it's surely a haven for shutterbugs. So if you're planning on visiting Lucknow in the coming times, make sure to put Dilkusha Kothi on your priority list.
Location: Bibiapur Marg, Neil Lines, Cantonment, Lucknow
Timings: 8AM - 7PM
Amid concerns of the peaking numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to seal hotspots in 15 major districts, including 12 hotspots in Lucknow.
This decision was undertaken at a meeting in Lucknow on Wednesday. The authorities have also given a verdict pertaining to the complete sealing of 12 major areas in Lucknow till15th of April.
Here are the hotspots in Lucknow which will be sealed for the next few days-
There's an ol' but true saying which states, "you are what you eat" and your food preferences sometimes can even make or break a relationship! Your food choices are often personal and they actually talk a lot about you as a person. Take someone on a date and you'll know a lot about them, just by the things they order or get customized to their liking.
So here we have listed items that 12 zodiac signs love to eat or drink as per the 'Lucknowi Food Bible' and read further to find out more on this!
The Coronavirus pandemic has dug its nails deep into our psyche and has completely overturned everyday life for us. With all of us stuck at home and all of our favourite kitchens and restaurants shut down, the foodie in us is waiting for the lockdown to get over with bated breath.
Lucknow is a goldmine for foodies and has a number of places in its kitty and right now, the only thing keeping us sane is thinking about food and what all we can have.
So here's a list of 15 of our favourite places we've been waiting to visit once the lockdown is done with.