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Surviving the Siege of Lucknow, Sikandar Bagh is a reminder of the city's cultural legacy

Every Lucknowite has either read Shatranj Ke Khiladi penned down by Premchand or watched its cinematic adaptation by Satyajit Ray. Either way, you know that the City of Nawabs played an important role during the Revolt of 1857 and Sikandar Bagh can be called its epicentre, for it bears a connection to the Siege of Lucknow. Built during the nineteenth century by Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Lucknow, this Bagh is spread across almost 4.5 acres of land. If you want a peek into the rich heritage of this city, then tag along with us on this know-all virtual tour of Sikandar Bagh.

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Lakhauri Bricks, the building blocks of Lucknow's famed architectural marvels

Lucknow is a city that is known for its architectural prowess, its old world charm and all the ancient buildings that dot the cityscape. It is no news that Lucknow is home to monuments and architectural marvels which to this day retain their magnificence, telling the stories of the city's glorious past. From the Rumi Darwaza to Sibtainabad Imambara and many 'kothis' which still adorn the lanes of chowk, Lucknow's architectural splendour takes one back to the Nawabi era when the city was the crown jewel in Awadh's crown.

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