Lucknow to host Basement Tourism

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh is about to host Basement Tourism, in the newly explored storey of a twin structure at Chhatar Manzil and Kothi Farhat Baksh.

The proposal was sanctioned by a team of experts from IIT exclusively for tourist activity. “Visitors will be able to get a glimpse of the ‘buried’ past of the city,” said one of the senior engineers.

“Basement tourism is a unique concept. Our city has many monuments with basements and their associated stories and myths, all of which will go a long way in attracting tourists,” said Yogesh Praveen one of the city historian.

The storeys are over 225 ft underground, housing a 15*15 rooms, which includes walls and pillars. Experts also believe that more structures are about to be found, that was constructed during the Nawabi era namely Kothi Darshan Vilas, Gulistan-e-Eram and Kothi Roshan-ud-Daula. The new concept of basement tourism would also host a grand opening for the visitors, who are interested to study the city’s history and culture.