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Taluqdar Hall Overview

Ranked 33 of 162 sightseeing in Lucknow

Taluqdar Hall is housed in a small part of the pink and terracotta coloured building that was built by the third King of Awadh, Mohammed Ali Shah (1837-1842). In contemporary accounts, this double storey building is often referred to as a Baradari.

A talaab (water tank) was built a year after its completion, around 1839, in front of the Baradari. At the two corners of the talaab (water tank), a small mosque and a matching hamam (bath) were also built.

Housing oil paintings and photographs of the erstwhile Nawabs, the hall that is also known as Picture Gallery got its name when it was handed over to the Anjuman of Taluqadars of Awadh by the British.

Painted between 1882 and 1885 by visiting European artists, the portraits of the Nawabs of Awadh are the highlights of the gallery. The portraits were created by Harrison, Dawling, Gravet and D.S.Singh.

The uniqueness of the portraits stems from the fact that the eyes, tip of the sword and the boot would be pointed towards the onlooker, no matter the angle from where the spectator looks at the painting.

Built in the 19th century by Muhammad Ali Shah, the gallery contains iron pillars in the upper storey pavilion facing the talaab. Photographs of administrators and officials of the Colonial period also form a collection of the gallery.
 

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Spectacular architecture known as Baradari

Spectacular architecture known as Baradari  Video Review
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Taluqdar Hall

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
9th Aug 17

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -7:00 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM -7:00 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -7:00 PM
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Taluqdar Hall, Lucknow

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Taluqdar Hall, Lucknow
Taluqdar Hall, Lucknow

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Taluqdar Hall, Lucknow
Taluqdar Hall, Lucknow

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Taluqdar Hall, Lucknow

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