Lucknow is a landmark in itself owing to its Nawabi culture and historic touch that gives a clear picture of the old times of this beautiful city. Ramada Plaza Lucknow and Convention Centre doesn’t only boast of its service but makes your stay truly memorable. Your stay experience goes an extra mile with a short trip to some of the famous attractions of Lucknow situated in the close vicinity to the property. You can visit places like Bara Imambara, Hazratganj Market, Gautam Budha Park, and many more.
One of the most famous monuments of the city, Bara Imambara is also known as Asfi Imambada. The monument is named after the Nawab, Asif Imambara, who got it constructed. The place is favourite among the travellers due to its incredible maze located on the upper floor. Out of a total of 1024 ways to get in the maze, only 2 can lead you to the exit. Speaking of its architecture, it is the world's largest structure standing tall without any supporting beams. This makes it not only important for its religious facts but also magnificent for its amazing architecture.
Hussainabad Clock Tower
Built in 1881, the Hussainabad Clock Tower is the tallest clock tower in India till date. The tower is located adjacent to the Rumi Darwaza and displays Victorian-Gothic structural designs. With a total height of 67 metres, it houses a 14 feet long pendulum and a dial in the shape of a 12 petalled flower. The tower is a replica of London's Big Ben clock tower. In 2010, the district administration proposed to replace the mechanical clock of the tower with a digital one, but the passion of Captain Paritosh Chauhan and Akhilesh Agarwal, took 3 years to rebuild the old clock on pro bono basis, and the famous clock ticked its melodies after a period of 27 silent years.
The history of Rumi Darwaza has a lot more to tell than being simply a monument constructed centuries ago. In 1748, northern India unwillingly welcomed a famine at its doorstep, and the then Nawab of Lucknow came up with a rescue plan. He arranged food for his people and, in return, the workers built the Rumi Darwaza for him. The monument has an ancient Awadhi architecture and, till date, is counted among the famous attractions of Lucknow. No doubt, the modern busy life and ever-growing traffic on the roads have weakened it a bit, but its charm remains majestic and strong as before.
Popularly known as Ganj, Hazratganj got its name in 1842. The British took over the city of Lucknow after the first war of Independence in 1857. The entire Hazratganj was modelled after Queen Street in London. After about 200 years, in 2010, Hazratganj received a makeover, but the travellers can still explore the architecture and aura of 2 different times bridged together. People visiting Hazratganj Market can indulge in a variety of delicious delicacies of Lucknow and shop for unforgettable souvenirs.
A must-go place for wildlife enthusiasts, Lucknow Zoo is also known as Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan. Spread over an area of 71.6 aces, Lucknow Zoo was established in 1921 when His Royal Highness, The Prince of Whales, visited the city of Lucknow. Visitors can closely watch various animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, Lion, Wolf, White Tiger, Great Pied Hornbill, Silver Pheasant, Golden Pheasant, and many more. Visitors can also enjoy a fun ride in the vintage toy train that covers the entire zoo.
Gautam Budha Park
Situated next to Hathi Park, Gautam Budha Park is home to some of the fun-filled activities for children and adults alike. The park is located in Hasanganj and houses a number of swings and slides. It also offers paddle boating service at a much pocket-friendly price. Visitors can also enjoy electric rides for that much-needed escape from the daily hectic routines. The park also offers a green and clean aura for those who love to spend time with nature.