Dilkusha Kothi, Uttar Pradesh

Dilkusha Kothi

Location: Dilkusha Kothi is a beautifully designed building that lies on the bank of river Gomati in Lucknow.

Description: Constructed in 1800 AD, Dilkusha Kothi was built according to the English Baroque style. Gore Ouseley, a British Major, constructed this magnificent building. Initially this monument was used by the Nawabs of Oudh as hunting lodge; however later on it acquired the position of being a summer resort for the kings. The walls of the palace were beautifully decorated while the inner courtyard, an important part of the Indian architecture, was missing. The design of the Dilkusha Kothi had a striking resemblance with Seaton Delaval Hall, which is located in England. Young couples and families looking for a day out, plan a visit to this monument. In the city, which is full of historic monuments, Dilkusha Kothi is believed to be one of the most imposing buildings of the region.  The department of Archaeological Survey of India has taken up the task of restoring this building.

Activity: Besides visiting Dilkusha Kothi, history buffs can also mark a visit to the nearby monuments, such as Shah Najaf Imambara, Kaiserbagh Palace and Bara Imambara. All these places evoke the memories of the bygone era. So plan a trip at the earliest and enjoy the beauty of the city of Nawabs.

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