‘Basement tourism’ in Lucknow’s Chhatar Manzil
The Uttar Pradesh’s archaeological department is conducting excavations at Chhatar Manzil and Kothi Farhat Baksh, and said it will be open for tourists once the excavations works are completed.
The restoration of the newly excavated storey, which was lying buried under the current structures, would be planned so as to facilitate the movement of tourists thereby giving the visitors a glimpse of the ‘buried’ past of the city.
The Chhatar Manzil and Kothi Farhat Baksh is more than 200 years old and the archaeologists are expecting that there would be more such storey’s hidden under the surface.
Chhatar Manzil once served as a palace for the rulers of the erstwhile princely state of Oudh and their wives.