Moti Mahal Lucknow

On the banks of Gomti River near Hazratganj, Moti Mahal is one of the most beautiful tourist landmarks in Lucknow. The monument was built by Saadat Ali Khan - the Subahdar Nawab of Awadh. Often touted as the ‘Palace of Pearls’ was once the residence of the royal family of Lucknow. Not just this, this popular historical tourist site in Lucknow had also served for military purpose. For that, the fort was used as a citadel to track the enemy operations. On the left and right side of Moti Mahal, there are two other monuments - Shah Manzil and Mubarak Manzil. These buildings along with the Moti Mahal were used by the Nawabs to watch animal fights and birds in flight that used to observe on the riverbank. At present, the beautiful complex of this must-visit place in Lucknow is dotted with a gorgeous garden which includes fountains and statues. The garden also hosts exhibitions, marriage functions and parties.

Location Address

Moti Mahal Rd, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226001, India

Entry Fee

No Entry Fee

Nearby Tourist Attractions

In the near proximity to Moti Mahal, there are numerous tourist places that are often visited by tourist after exploring this place. These tourist attractions are:

  • Bara Imambara
  • Chota Imambara
  • British Residency
  • Lucknow Zoo
  • Hazratganj
  • Dr. Ambedkar Park
  • State Museum Lucknow
  • Rumi Darwaza
  • Chattar Manzil
  • Begum Hazrat Mahal Park
  • 1857 Memorial Museum
  • Hussainabad Picture Gallery
  • Jama Masjid
  • Maa Chandrika Devi Temple
  • Indira Gandhi Planetarium
Opening & Closing Timings

Moti Mahal is one of the finest tourist places in Lucknow, and hence, remains accessible all days a week. Tourist can visit the place on any day from Sunday to Saturday from 11 in the morning to 11 in the evening.

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