ACP India Chapter 2018





In and Around - Lucknow

Ambedkar Memorial Park

Sprawling across an area of 107 acres, the Ambedkar Memorial is a majestic structure commissioned in the name of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar to honor all those who devoted their lives to humanity, equality.
Ambedkar Memorial Park is a public park and memorial in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is more formally known as “Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal” and is also referred to simply as “Ambedkar Park”. The memorial was constructed by Mayawati, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, during her administration when she led the Bahujan Samaj Party.

Bara Imambara

The Bara Imambara was built in the year 1784 by the fourth Nawab of Awadh known as Asaf-ud-Daula. It was built as a part of a relief project for a major famine that took place in the year 1784. The Bara Imambara of Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments of this place. It is also called Asfi Imambara after the name of the Nawab of Lucknow who got it constructed. It is an important place of worship for the Muslims who come here every year to celebrate the religious festival of Muharram.

Lohia Park Gomti Nagar

Enjoy an outing with friends or family at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Park, which is a sprawling garden located in the trans-Gomti area. Developed by the Lucknow Development Authority, it covers a total area of 76 acres. There are a total of four courtyards in the garden and one can enter the park from any of these places. Navigating through this garden is interesting because of the Kota stone flooring and the flourishing greenery. Many seasonal plants are seen here, which add to the beauty. Jogging tracks have been provided along the borders of the park where residents of the city visit every morning to enjoy themselves. These tracks are made with sand soil that is refreshing. Another interesting feature of the park is a 500 metres long semi-circular path.

Lucknow Residency

The Indian armed revolt of 1857, also called its first war of independence from the British, is a big part of the country’s long struggle for independence. It was the first major uprising in India to get rid of the rising British empire. After the war, India quickly came under formal British rule to prevent any more acts of rebellion against the crown. Today, the Lucknow Residency is one of the few memories of the first war of independence and the brutality of war. The ruins lie south of the Gomti River in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, a series of broken walls and roofless buildings that spread across 33 acres. During the war, it was the site of one of the most important sieges.

Husainabad Clock Tower

In the pre-independence days, a tall or small clock tower in a buy place used to form an important landmark, besides it served the local community to know the time. In the colonial days, in the Indian princely states, it was a tradition to honor the visiting English dignitaries by erecting in a prominent place a tall attractive structure with a big clock having four faces fixed.
The Husainabad Clock Tower in Lucknow city, UP, is an historical structure that was built in 1881 by Nawab Nasir-ud-din Haider, the ruler of Avadh. This beautiful structure, a legacy of Awadh rulers and their close association with the English rulers, came into being to honor the arrival of Sir George Couper, 1st Lieutenant Governor of United Province of Avadh.

Regional Science City

The express objective of the Regional Science City, Lucknow is to create scientific awareness and temper among the students and public and to supplement formal science education and create interest in science among the students of the region. Curiosity and ability to ask questions is one of the most important features that distinguish man from other species. It is a process through which man tried to understand nature through ages. It has yielded great results and led to the development of science and technology the benefits of which the modern society is reaping.

Rumi Darwaza

The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is one of the most impressive architectural structures in India. It was constructed in the year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. The Rumi Darwaza is an example of the fine architectural style of Awadh. The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is also known by the name of Turkish Gateway since it is supposed to be identical in design to a similar gateway in ancient Constantinople. Read more about Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow.
The Rumi Darwaza goes upto a staggering height of 60 feet. The uppermost part of Rumi Darwaza comprises of an octagonal Chatri (Umbrella) carved beautifully that can be accessed by a staircase. The word "Rumi" is derived from the modern day Rome that used to be Istanbul, the capital city of Eastern Roman Empire. The Rumi Darwaza is one of the finest gateways that has been built in Lucknow and is highly inspired by a similar gateway in Istanbul.

Chota Imambara

The Chhota Imambara, or the Imambara of Hussainabad, is one of the most beautiful and attractive buildings in the old city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh in India. This imposing monument lies to the west of Bara Imambara and is a true sight to behold. The Chhota Imambara was initially a congregation hall for Shia Muslims that was built by Muhammad Ali Shah, who was the third Nawab of Awadh, in the year 1838. The Imambara was to serve as his own mausoleum as well as that of his mother, who is buried beside him in this prestigious monument. The Imambara is beautifully adorned with decorations and chandeliers at the time of special festivals, especially Muharram. In fact, this 19th-century building is also referred to as the 'Palace of Lights' by European visitors and writers because of the profuse decorations of the monument at specific events.

Dilkusha Kothi

Dilkusha Kothi is situated in the Dilkush area of Lucknow on Gomti River. Constructed in 1800 by a British Major Gore Ouseley, a friend of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, the then Nawab of Awadh, this ancient monument currently lies in ruined state. The architectural design of the building was based primarily on the pattern of the Seaton Delaval Hall of Northumberland in England. It was originally built to serve as a hunting lodge for the Nawabs, but later on it came to be used as their summer house as well.