Jun 24, 2013

Chattar Manzil on Brink of the Gomti River - Lucknow 1870's

The Chattar Manzil or Umbrella Palace, was constructed by order of Nawab Ghazi Uddin Haider and completed after his death by his successor, Nawab Nasir Uddin Haider.It is opposite Hotel Clarks Avadh,Lucknow. The imposing building has large underground rooms and a dome surmounted by a gilt umbrella. From the time of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 it was often photographed by such figures as Felice Beato, Samuel Bourne, Darogha Ubbas Alli, and Thomas Rust. The palace now houses the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI).
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The Lucknow album : containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow and its environs together with a large sized plan of the city (1874)
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