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The Clock Tower (Satkhanda)


The clock tower alias Ghari Minar is located near to the Rumi Darwaza in between the Bara Imambara and Chhota Imambara. Built in 1880 by Nawab Nasir-ud-Din Haider, it is the best example of the European artistic and structural skills. This huge tower is one of the tallest Clock Tower in India which measures to a height of 67 m. Designed by Roskell Payne, the tower reflects Victorian-Gothic structural designs. Clock parts are made of gunmetal. The huge pendulum is 14 feet long and the dial of the clock is shaped like a 12-petalled flower encircled with bells.

Although it is called as Satkhanda or 'tower of seven stories’, the clock tower now stands incomplete with only four stories because of the abandonment of the construction after the death of Ali Sha. Jama Masjid and the picture gallery, which exhibits the paintings of all the Nawabs of Avadh by European artists are the nearby attractions. The Picture Gallery built by Mohammed Ali Shah as a baradari is a double-storied redbrick building. The Hussainbad Tank ,Taluqdar's hall which houses the offices of the Hussainabad Trust, Chowk- the old market area in the south, Dargah of Hazrat Abbas within the Chowk are the other attractions.

  Nearby Attractions
›› Bara Imambara
›› Rumi Darwaza
›› Chhota Imambara
›› Gautam Buddha Park
›› Masjid Malika Jahan
›› Asfi Mosque
 Picture Gallery
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