Chattar Manzil

Chattar Manzil

  • Lucknow
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • India
  • Timings 8 00 AM - 6 00 PM
  • Entry Fee Free

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Chattar Manzil, Lucknow Overview

Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and it is also the abode of a multicultural society. Thinking of Lucknow, you will remind of Nabobs and popularly known as the city of Nawab. It is also the city for administrative, education, commerce, aerospace, finance, culture and poetry. Lucknow is used to be the capital of Awadh state and it used to be controlled by Delhi Sultanate. It is one of the Legend cities and it is believed to be named after Lakshmana. Chettar Manzil is one of the places to visit in Lucknow. Chattar Manzil, Lucknow is commonly known as Palace with Umbrella and it was built by Nawab Ghazi Haider and it is located on the river Gomti.


Traveller Tips:


Lucknow is the city of historical and societal significance. Lucknow is a city of monuments and it is even popularly known as Tehzeeb and Nawabi. So you can there are lots of things to do in Lucknow. If you are in Lucknow do visit Chattar Manzil, shopping places, food eateries, etc.


Things to Do:


Lucknow is the city of great Nawabs and various architectures, with lots of moghals cuisine. Hence there are lots of places where you can visit the remarkable architecture of Nawab’s era in Lucknow. There are places where you can enjoy your trips such as Bara Imambara, Gomtinagar Marine Drive, and Heritage sites and also enjoy the fabulous Kebabs and Kulfis with lots of shopping and many more.




Lucknow is a land of cuisines and variety of food is readily available. Since Lucknow is multicultural various foods are available from kebabs to Jain food. Various delicacies of Lucknow are famous such as Tunday kebabs, Biryani, sweets, chaats and many more. There are lots of restaurants that are offering both vegs as well as non-veg foods at reasonable rates.




It is also believed by historians that Palace was constructed in remembrance of Chattar Kunwar. Extremely impressive architecture is famous in Lucknow, and Chattar Manzil is one of them that takes us back into history sites of Nawabs of Lucknow. The meaning of the term Chattar is Umbrella and Chattar Manzil is covered with Umbrella and it is commonly known as Palace with Umbrella. Its foundation stone was laid by King Ghaziuddin Haider was better known as Nawab and later his successor, Naseeruddin completed the Palace. Chattar Manzil is used by the Government of Uttar Pradesh as Museums and library at the Palace.




One of the most remarkable structures constructed by Nawabs is Chattar Manzil and it is also a great attraction for tourists. This is an excellent architectural example of a combination of Indian and European architectural design. This historical Palace boasts a beauty of great architecture in the world. Chattar Manzil is a five-storied building and also has two floors under the ground. The Palace has a beautiful garden which was destroyed earlier.




Lucknow is known as the City of Nawabs and even Lucknow is a land of multicultural which makes Lucknow celebrate all the Festivals in a much splendid way. There are lots of Festivals in Lucknow but prominent among them are Diwali, Holi, Eid and Dussehra Festival. However, there are 12 months but more than 12 festivals are celebrated in Lucknow. Diwali is celebrated splendidly and traditionally to date and whole Lucknow is decorated with thousands of diyas. During Diwali giving gifts has been traditionally continued.


Popular Culture:


The culture of Lucknow is still active and they are known for their cosmopolitan traditions. Lucknow has a rich culture of mouth-watering cuisine, music, fine arts, and most important courteous people. The people of Lucknow are known for well behaved and humble and they treat their guests as gods. Lucknow is also known for music which is influenced by Mughals. The most eminent language used in Lucknow is Urdu, however, Hindi is most commonly used in Lucknow. Lucknow is also famous for Chinkari which is traditional embroidery used on apparel.


Best Time to Visit:


The best time to visit Lucknow is during winters as summers highly uncomfortable to visit. So the best time to visit in and around Lucknow is October to March. Monsoon is also considered to be moderate time from July to September. The temperature remains pleasant comfortable for sightseeing. However, timings for visiting Chattar Manzil are from 8.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. The time required to visit Chattar Manzil, Lucknow is 1hour. So it is advisable to visit early so that the palace can be seen comfortably. There is no entry fee for visiting this beautiful building.


How to Reach?


To reach Chattar Manzil which is located 6.4 kilometres from Lucknow Junction Railway Station. There are well-connected trains from every Metro station and very well connected with every major city of India. To reach Lucknow one has to reach Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. This Airport is directly connected to every major airport. International Tourist is connected through Lucknow which is mainly connected with major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata, etc. However, to reach Chattar Manzil Lots of Buses, Taxis, autos are available. To reach Chattar Manzil nearest bus station is Kaiserbagh bus station and Parivarthan Chowk Bus stop.


Interesting Facts and Trivia About:


Lucknow is one of the most prominent tourist places visited not only within India but also from outside India. It is immensely popular for its architecture, hospitality, and cuisine. From its lazeez biryani to kebabs every dish is distinctive. Lucknow is also famous for Bara Imambara. It is also believed that these Imambara have huge tunnels which may lead to Agra. Chattar Manzil has a huge gold umbrella and which can be seen from distance also.


Nearby Attractions:


Bada Imambara(Big Maszid)

Bada Imambara is situated on the bank of the Gomti River. It is a historical tomb and considered too big hall meant for muslims for religious prayers and rituals in 1784. The big mosque has beautiful architecture having the design of the Mughal era. It has also a central chamber which consists of the tomb of Asafud Daula.

British Residency


Lucknow has various sightseeing sites such as Lucknow residency which is better known as British Residency. This Residency shows glimpses of the colonial era. This residency has a landmark of bullets and shots of cannon. The building also has beautiful museums that display its beautiful architecture.

Rumi Darwaza

A magnificent architecture close by Chattar Manzil in Lucknow is Rumi Darwaza, which has a height of about 60-foot tall which is also near to Bada Imambara. This elegant dome-shaped gateway is located centrally to Lucknow. It was built in the 18th Century and famous for carvings and architecture. It is also called Turkish Gate as it has a similarity of gate placed in Istanbul.


Thus Lucknow is gifted with beautiful architectures, cuisines, art, and crafts. Thus don’t wait and pack your bag and make your plan to visit Lucknow, a beautiful place to spend some time with your family, friends and feel the glimpses of the Awadh era. Lucknow has beautiful tourism attractions of Bada Imambara, Chattar Manzil, and many more. Thus make sure you should not miss your lifetime opportunity.




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