Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, Lucknow (must see)
On 15 August 1962, Begum Hazrat Mahal received special recognition at a ceremony in the old Victoria Park where a marble memorial was open by the state Government in her memory, for she played a an important role during the first freedom movement in 1857. This memorial was embellished with colorful flowers, light bulbs and neon tubes. A marble tablet with four round brass plaques holds up the coat of arms of the Awadh royal family.
Begum Hazrat Mahal Park has hosted many Dusshera festivals when Ravan (the bad character in Hindu Sanskrit) is set on fire as a symbol of good triumphing over evil. Also, numerous Lucknow Mahotsavs have been organized here. These festivals are meant to showcase the art and culture of the Uttar Pradesh state and to promote tourism in the area. The park is a very green and beautiful landscape. Scores of people walk through it in the mornings, and many more find delight visiting the Park in the evenings when the fountains go up and the lights are turned on.
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