A coming together of architectural styles from different parts of the world, the Kaiserbagh Palace in Lucknow is truly an architectural marvel. Commissioned by the Nawab of Lucknow, Wajid Ali Shah in 1850, this huge complex stretches from the Roshan-ud-Daula Kothi to the Chaulakhi Kothi and from the Tarawali Kothi to the Chhatar Manzil. The palace was the stronghold of the wife of the Nawab, who led the Awadh revolutionaries during the independence struggle of India. In retaliation, the British forces had destroyed large parts of the Palace-- after the 1857 revolt.
Although parts of the palace lied in ruins, it is still a major attraction for the visitors. Minarets, pathways, large columns and a garden based on the style of the Persian Charbagh, attract visitors even today. The Palace with its differing architectural styles is a must see when in Lucknow.