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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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  • The Guide will tell you the History of the Clock Tower and some other interesting facts. Since it is on the way from Bara Imambara to Chota Imambara, it is easily accessible.  more »
  • This iconic clock from the British ruling days is in excellent condition. Can be viewed from the ground or from the Terrace at the next door picture gallery.  more »
  • An imposing structure, it is currently being developed with sit outs, cafes etc under construction.Will be a very good place to lounge around once fully developed. The clock tower it self is well pres...  more »
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  • Nice lucknow ki shaan
  • The highest clock tower in india. Stands lofty on the bank of river gomti. And it is red color. In british architecture style.
  • Why is this building always locked up? Allow tourists to climb up. Or at least get inside and have a look around. Otherwise, I'm sorry but it's no "attraction".
  • The building is standing next to picture gallery and not very far from Chota Imambada. From from here is really beautiful
  • Mohd.fuzail