Farangi Mahal, Uttar Pradesh

Farangi Mahal

Location: Along with splendid monuments, the city of Lucknow is also famous for Islamic styled buildings and Farangi Mahal is one of them. This palace is situated between the Victoria road and the Chowk area.

Description: Farangi Mahal was built by Neal under the rule of France army; however later on this building came under the rule of the Mughals. The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb gifted this palace to Mullah Nizamuddin Sehalvi in 1695. After the family of this person moved into the Mahal, roots of teaching were made strong and it became one of the best learning institutes in the country. An Islamic school, which maintains high standards that matches with the standards of universities abroad, was established at this place. This school gained popularity in 18th century which helped in the spreading of Islamic culture. The exteriors as well as the interiors of the Farangi Mahal are designed according to the Islamic style of architecture. This institute attracts a large number of students from different parts of the world.

Activities: At a small distance lies various others attractions that attract a traveler’s attention. A visit to the Dilkusha Kothi or Kaiserbagh palace can be an enriching experience for the tourists and they can also enjoy a sumptuous meal at the nearby eateries.

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