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Chutter Munzil Palaces - Lucknow.

Chutter Munzil Palaces - Lucknow.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 25/(35)

Item number: 2535

Length: 15.7

Width: 27.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Along the banks of the River Gumti, the Chattar Manzil or Umbrella Palaces were built around 1814-1837. The Chattar Manzil consisted of a Bari (larger) Chattar Manzil and Choti (smaller) Chattar Manzil, however only the larger one still exists. "These two buildings were attractive examples of the Indo-European Nawabi style, even though the Bari Chattar Manzil has been altered over the years." Along the top-floor of the building, the octogonal domes are crowned with a 'chatri' (umbrella), giving the building the title of the Bari Chattar Manzil.

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