Built as a summer retreat and a hunting lodge for the Nawabs of Awadh, the Dilkusha Kothi Palace, built in the year 1800 by Major Gore Ouseley for his friend Saadat Ali Khan, the then Nawab of Awadh, is a delightful structure designed on the Baroque architectural style. Although parts of it now lie in ruins, it is very easy to visualize the grandeur of the Palace, as it was in the days of yore. With three floors, huge pillars and spires, a grand entrance with large steps leading to the main door, this Palace was built differently from the then prevailing architectural style of the area.
Located on the banks of the Gomti, the Palace grounds with its well maintained gardens is a favorite location for people, especially during the winter months. Currently looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India, who ensure that the remaining structure is preserved and maintained, the Palace gives you glimpse to the grandeur for which Lucknow was famous across the country. A “must –see” on the list of domestic and international tourists alike.
|Foreign Tourists Fee||Rs.100|
|Timings||All days of the week 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|