States Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Top Tourist Attractions Nadan Mahal

Nadan Mahal Lucknow

Adding a charm in the rich history of Lucknow is another mausoleum - Nadan Mahal - that dates back to the time of Mughal era. Dedicated to Shaikh Ibrahim Chishti, Nadan Mahal is one of the oldest surviving historical monuments in Lucknow. During the reign of the great Mughal emperor, Akbar, Sheikh Ibrahim Chishti was the first governor of Lucknow. Though the mausoleum is less-known amongst tourists, yet, it is one of the most tranquil tourist sites to visit in Lucknow. It is located in a park complex in the old city of Lucknow. There are three structures in the park; two of them are enclosed tombs. One of the tombs contains the remains of Ibrahim Chishti. Once it was a prominent place for Sheikh’s followers used to pray for Nadan (deliverance), and hence, the name of the mausoleum came.


The tomb is built in the usual Mughal architectural design. The monument includes enclosed bays that are recessed and panelled. Besides, the architecture of this historical site in Lucknow also includes lattice screens that cover the openings on the north, west and east sides. On the south side is the main entrance to the chamber which is adorned with a large stone tablet. The tablet includes three Persian couplets in Nastaliq style. The dome of the mausoleum is adorned by a lotus leaf finial. Whereas, the octagonal drum of the dome boasts blue and green tiles.

Location Address

257/94, Shankar Dayal Rd, Khajuha, Kundari Rakabganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226004, India.

Opening & Closing Timings

Being located in a public park, Nadan Mahal stays open all days a week, i.e., from Sunday to Saturday. Tourists can visit the monument on any day from 6 in the morning to 10 in the evening.

Entry Fee

No Entry Fee

Nearby Tourist Attractions

In the city of Lucknow, there are numerous tourist attractions that are also visited by tourists. Tourist places that are located in the near proximity to Nadan Mahal and can be visited after exploring the site 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

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