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Husainabad Clock Tower in Lucknow

·  Summer: March-June (21°C - 45°C)
·  Winter: December-February (5°C - 32°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

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Designated as India’s tallest clock tower, Husainabad Clock Tower is also known as Satkhanda Tower. Standing 221 ft. in a beautiful garden which also accommodates a small lake, the tower was constructed using gunmetal by the British architect Roskell Payne in 1887. The tower was erected to commemorate the visit of Sir George Cooper, the first Lieutenant Governor of Avadh and most of its components were imported from London.

Portraying the beautiful Victorian-Gothic style of architecture, the tower has four dials counted among India’s largest. The pendulum with 14 ft. length and dials in the shape of a 12-petal flower are among the most striking features of the structure. The tower’s principal clock went silent few decades ago, but was recently repaired to preserve this glorious heritage structure. One can hear two gongs, one sounding every 15 min. and other after every hour.

Located close to the bank of River Gomti, the clock tower is undoubtedly the Lucknow’s pride. One can also explore other fascinating heritage sites like Chhota Imambara and Bara Imambara nearby.

Road: Located in the heart of the Old City near Rumi Darwaza, the monument enjoys easy access by roads that are in good condition. Various road transport options like local buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws from various parts of the city connect to this location.

Railway: Just about 6 km. from the tower is Lucknow’s Charbagh Railway Station. Offering excellent rail connectivity. From here, one can hire an auto-rickshaw, a cycle-rickshaw or a cab to visit the place.

Airway: The domestic airport of Lucknow is only about 15 km. from this historic structure. You can easily hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw from the airport for easily accessing the place.