Moti Mahal, Lucknow

Moti Mahal

Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 152,
in Lucknow
Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
5 Ratings & 2 Reviews

About Moti Mahal

Moti Mahal is situated on the banks of River Gomti facing Rana Pratap Road near Hazratganj. Often referred to as Pearl Palace, it was built by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan (1798-1814).

It has derived its name due to its pearl like white building. Constructed by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, between 1798 and 1814, it is situated alongside two other famous buildings, the Mubarak Manzil and the Shah Manzil.

From the palatial building, the royal family used to watch animal combats, which used to be held on the other side of the Gomti River. Constructed as a citadel, the edifice served the purpose of birdwatching and also for watching enemy operations.

Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haider added the Shah Manzil and the Mubarak Manzil at the left and right side of the palatial building. Presently occupied by government offices, its lawn is today used for organising exhibitions, parties, marriage functions and others.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
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2 traveller reviews for Moti Mahal

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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 248 Reviews
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"Pearl palace"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 16, 2016
It is named pearl palace because of its shape like pearl, so why it is called moti mahal, one can enjoy chaat and sweets here. Very nice place to visit.
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Ruchi Shitole

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  • Ruchi Shitole
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 25 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"Good place to try sweets and chaat"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2015
Moti Mahal is located in the heart of Hazratganj. Serves very delicious and fresh sweets. One can also try snacks and variety of chaat dishes. It also has a restaurant above for having meals.
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