Sikander Bagh, Uttar Pradesh

Sikander Bagh

Location: Sikander Bagh is a garden located in the city of Lucknow, Oudh in the state Uttar Pradesh.

Description: Sikander Bagh is a villa and a garden which is also known by the name Sikandra or Secundra Bagh. This garden is approximately 150 yd sq and surrounded by a fortified wall, gateway and corner citadels. This garden or villa was built by the last ruler of Oudh, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah who was fond of building impressive monuments. It is believed that this garden was named after Nawab Ali Shah’s favorite wife Sikander Mahal Begum. The gateway of this garden is a hybrid structure and it reflects the features of Indian, Persian, European and Chinese architecture style. This garden was laid out in about 1800 as a royal garden by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan and it was later on renovated and improved by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. There is a small pavilion in the center of this garden which was used for various cultural activities, like Raaslila and Kathak dance performances by classical and folk artists.

Activities: This garden is a rich treasure of trees, shrubs and herbs of medicinal use and the display of a beautiful landscape in this villa is perfect for photography.

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