The Husainabad Clock Tower is an iconic landmark in the heart of Lucknow, India. Hussainabad Trust built it in 1881 to welcome the first lieutenant governor of the United Provinces of Avadh, Sir George Couper.
Husainabad Clock Tower, completed in 1881, is the tallest clock tower in India. The structure is a copy of London's iconic Big Ben clock tower. Ghantaghar is the local name for it (house of bell).
This clock had been operated manually until 2010. At that time, it was replaced with an electric one. After 27 years, towards the end of 2011, the tall clock tower metal sounds finally started coming from this clock.
- Its tall standing structure of height of 67 meters (220 feet) is reminiscent of Victorian and Gothic architecture.
- The clock's mechanisms are made out of gunmetal.
- The clock's dial is in the form of a 12-petalled gold flower with bells surrounding it, and the clock's massive pendulum is 14 feet in length.
- Vegetable and fruit stands, as well as stalls selling regional specialties, may be found all around this tower. So you fill your stomachs while admiring the beauty of this tower.
- A Husainabad reservoir is also located in the area. Pay a visit to this reservoir!
- It shares its vicinity with the Teele Wali Masjid, Bada Imambada, and Rumi Darwaza. As a result, you can also check out these local hotspots while visiting Husainabad Clock Tower.
Opposite the Husainabad Imambara Near Rumi Darwaza, Lucknow, India