Husainabad Clock Tower, Lucknow

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Husainabad Clock Tower is a clock tower located in the Lucknow city of India. It was constructed in 1881 by Nawab Nasir-ud-din Haider to mark the arrival of Sir George Couper, 1st Lieutenant Governor of United Province of Avadh. It was built at a cost of Rs. 1.75 lakhs.HistoryIt is located adjacent to the Rumi Darwaza, and is a perfect example to the artistic and structural skills of the Englishmen. Built in the year 1881, Husainabad clock tower is adjudged as the tallest among all the clock towers in India. it was built as a replica to the BIGBEN clock tower of london.Roskell Payne designed this structure of 67 meter high and it reflects Victorian and Gothic style structural designs. Gunmetal is used for building the clock parts. It’s gigantic pendulum has a length of 14 feet and the dial of the clock is designed in the shape of a 12-petalled flower and bells around it.
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  • Supposedly built in imitation of a British clock tower, to honour the arrival of a new British Resident. We could see no resemblance to Big Ben, despite the guide referring to it as such. Of passing i...  more »
  • ucknow Clock Tower is located very near to the Rumi Darwaza. Built in 1881 by the British, this 67 m-high clock tower on the river Gomti is said to the tallest clock tower in India. The tower features...  more »
  • The resemblance to Big Ben is intentional. Bit of a surprise. Gives presence to the area. Good photo opportunity.  more »
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  • Open green space with good food stalls, people who interested to see some British architecture can also visit this is the tallest clock tower in India and really beautiful.
  • Mind blowing work by our ancestor engineers. Night view is mind blowing 😆. Nice place for morning walk and cycling also
  • Very beautiful place I love it. On of the best monument in Lucknow. 226003
  • It is worth visiting in the evening as the lighting adds more grace to this already majestic structure.
  • One of the best place to visit in Lucknow. Beautiful view in night.

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Ranging from luxury to budget, Lucknow offers a wide variety of lodgings. Good mid-range hotels lie in the central part of the city between the railway station and Gomati River, while luxurious parkside options are on the opposite bank. Charbagh railway station area has a number of low-budget facilities. For deluxe hotels, look in Hazratganj, DM Compound Colony, and Husainganj. Shoestring travelers have a choice of economical guesthouses, offering easy access to sightseeing and shopping.
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