Naubat Khana (Drum House), Lucknow

Naubat Khana (Drum House), Lucknow

Naubat Khana or Naqqar Khana means a drum house or an orchestra pit for ceremonies. This monument is a distinct representation of the Mughal architecture. It was built for drummers who announced the hours of the day, as well as the arrival of the emperor or his distinguished guests. In mid 19th century this structure was in a highly deplorable condition. And after the American Mission refused to take Naubat Khana as a gift, Lucknow authorities took the decision to restore the building. For some time it was used as the police headquarters.

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Sight Name: Naubat Khana (Drum House)
Sight Location: Lucknow, India (See walking tours in Lucknow)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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