Dilkusha Kothi Palace, Lucknow

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Dilkusha Kothi is the remains of an eighteenth-century house built in the English baroque style in the quiet Dilkusha area of Lucknow in India. Today there are only a few towers and external walls as a monument, though the extensive gardens remain. The house was shelled during its involvement in the Lucknow siege in 1857 together with the Residency and the nearby school of La Martiniere.HistoryThe house was constructed around 1800 by the British resident Major Gore Ouseley, a friend of the ruler of Oudh, Nawab Saadat Ali Khan. It was initially intended as a hunting lodge for the Nawabs of Oudh, although it was later used as a summer resort too. Changes were made to its design by Nawab, King Nasir-ud-Din Haider (1827-1837). The building had patterned walls and unusually no inner courtyard as was traditional in Indian architecture. The building therefore had a smaller footprint and did not extend over a large area but was taller than traditional local architecture. Like its neighbour, La Constantia, it is located on the banks of Lucknow's main river, the Gomti.The design bears a startling resemblance to the style of Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, England. Seaton Delaval Hall was built in 1721 and was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, who also designed Blenheim Palace. Dilkusha Kothi is depicted in a rare early albumen print by the photographer Samuel Bourne, dating from 1864-1865.
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  • This is a great place to spend some time with your friends. Dilkusha is a very old building in which you will see a lot of things. Have fun by going at least once.  more »
  • The Kothi and its adjoining magnificent garden were created by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan. It is almost an exact replica of an English country house called Seaton Delavel in Northumberland, England, built ...  more »
  • It is a great place to visit provided you keep in mind that you need to be secure especially because the place is visited by few people and have a deserted look.  more »
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  • Awsm place to visit . Soo much silence best place to find yourself.
  • Good place to hangout !! Great view !! Away from City Life and you can feel the beauty of nature .!! Historical data provided on boards !
  • Want some peace and a silent place to read or just to give a moment to yourself. just go to this place without even thinking once.
  • Nice place for kothi and lovely so looking! Lucknow. .must better place.! Best history place.
  • a 2 century british era building with only some of the ramparts and walls remaining. Has loverly gardens. A good place to hangout
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