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Lakshman Ka Tila, Lucknow

Last Updated:21 May 2009 0 Comments

Rated #2 out of 15 attractions in Lucknow

Near the Hardinge Bridge - supposedly one of the oldest surviving masonry bridges in the country - overlooking the Gomti is the high ground called Lakshman ka Tila which is supposed to be the original centre of the city founded by Lakshman. The mound is now crowned by a majestic mosque, called Aurangzeb’s Mosque.

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