|Bibiapur Marg, Neil Lines, Cantonment, Lucknow, Lucknow (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Dilkusha Kothi open from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm all days in week, Entry fee for Indian Rs 5 and for foreigner Rs 100.
|Palace & Landmarks, Monument
|Place visit with
|Friends, Parants, Solo, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|September, October, November, December
About Dilkusha Kothi
Dilkusha Kothi, situated on the banks of the Gomti River in the Dilkusha area of Lucknow, was built in 1800 by British settler Major Gor Ouseli, who used to be a friend of the Nawab of Awadh. It was initially intended as a hunting lodge for the Nawabs of Awadh, although it was later used as a summer resort as well. Presently this kothi has turned into a ruin.
Architecture of Dilkusha Kothi
The building's design is based on Seton Delaval House in Northumberland, England, and Khan's aide-de-camp Major Gore Ocelli designed the building.This 18th-century house was originally a three-story structure with a mini-basement Was.
Interesting facts about Dilkusha Kothi
- The building had patterned walls and unusually no internal courtyard as was traditional in Indian architecture.
- Dilkusha Kothi is featured in a rare early album print by photographer Samuel Bourne from 1864-1865.
- Dilkushi Kothi was the site of an early balloon climb by "an Englishman" in 1830.
How to reach Dilkusha Kothi
By Railway:- The nearest railway station to Dilkusha Kothi is Charbagh which is 4.6 km away. From here you can take taxi or auto.
By Air:- Dilkusha Kothi is 21.8 km away from CCS Lucknow airport. From here you can take Ola or taxi.
By Bus:- Nearest Kaiserbagh bus stop for Dilkusha Kothi is 6.1 km away from here, you can easily take a bus.
Nearby famous places
- Charbagh Railway Station
- Gurudwara Yahiyaganj
- Sikandar Bagh
- National Botanical Research Institute
- Vidhan Bhawan
- Jain Temple
- La Martiniere
- Buddha Temple
- Shaheed Smarak