BIBIYAPUR KOTHI

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Location: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
Situated On The Bank of: River Gomati
Built By: Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula
Prominent Feature: Serpentine StairCase

Situated on the bank of right bank of river Gomati, Bibiyapur Kothi was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula on the outskirts of the city.

The three-storeyed building served as an entertainment house for important emissaries of the British Government. Kothi Bibiyapur has a striking French influence with light blue tiles brought specially from France, adorning its interior. The serpentine wooden staircases built inside the Kothi are known to be the first of their kind in India.

The Kothi also served as a hunting resort, and Nawab Saadat Ali Khan was crowned here. The building is presently situated within the precincts of the Military Dairy and is under the protection of the Archaeological Survey of India.


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