Moti Mahal


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Moti Mahal Overview

Ranked 18 of 162 sightseeing in Lucknow

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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Moti Mahal

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10th Aug 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal4.3/5

379 reviews

Pearl palace

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.

Ruchi Shitole

Ruchi Shitole3.6/5

44 reviews

Good place to try sweets and chaat

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.