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.
Arched domes top Jama Masjid, a sandstone mosque. 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. Further 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, an early-19th-century English baroque house. To the east is Janeshwar Mishra Park with cycle paths and lakes hosting migratory birds, including cranes and flamingos.