Lucknow, a large city in northern India, is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Toward its center is Rumi Darwaza, a Mughal gateway. Nearby, the 18th-century Bara Imambara shrine has a huge arched hall. Upstairs, Bhool Bhulaiya is a maze of narrow tunnels with city views from its upper balconies. Close by, the grand Victorian Husainabad Clock Tower was built as a victory column in 1881.
The Residency Lucknow, a British colonial landmark, is a building complex now partially in ruins. On the banks of the Gomti River, an umbrella-shaped dome marks the 19th-century Chattar Manzil palace. Farther southeast, Lucknow Zoo is home to tigers, panthers and snakes, plus the State Art Museum with artifacts ranging from prehistoric tools to religious sculptures. A few towers remain of the nearby Dilkusha Kothi.