Nawabon ka Shehar “Lucknow”:
The famous city Lucknow, the urban city of castles and arcades, Kababs as well as Nawabs! Attracts the tourists from all over the world. This alluring heritage encircles mysteries and histories that aid burrows into. Bhool Bhulaiya is an elegant and beautiful place in Lucknow. As the name reveals the real meaning, Bhool Bhulaiya, it is basically, a series of inter-twinned network of passages without any distinctive hint of directions. It sounds interesting to explore the place and find out why it has been named so!
History of Bhool Bhulaiya:
The old good days of the Bhool Bhulaiya are closely related to the Bada Imambada. During the late 18th century, Avadh was dazed under harsh drought and to provide job opportunities to the people of affected communities, Nawab Asaf-Ud-Dowhala decided to construct the Bada Imambada.[ It can be related similarly to MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) later during the time of independence] This charming monument was built by an architect from Shahjahanabad (present-day old Delhi), construction for the building started in the year 1784 and it took around 14 years later to complete the architecture of building.
The architecture of Bhool Bhulaiya:
Bhool Bhulaiya consists of a network of more than 1,000 passages, 489 identical doorways and a number of staircases that goes up or down. Only one of these staircases from such a huge number of passages, when worked out with a deal correctly, points to the roof on the top, from where it is very convenient to come down by a normal straight staircase. Most of the visitors often lose their way in the Bhool Bhulaiya. The sculpted walls of the building allow visitors to hear the echo of their voices clearly even from far off distances.
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