Chattar Manzil

Chattar Manzil

Chattar Manzil is a historic building in Lucknow. Its construction was started by Nawab Ghaziuddin Hyder and completed by Nawab Naseeruddin Hyder after his death. The main hall of this double-edged building is of two-story height and has a huge golden canopy above it which can be seen from a distance. Due to this umbrella, the name of this building is called Chhatar Manzil. Nowadays it has an office of the Central Drug Research Institute.


It was constructed by the order of Nawab Ghazi Uddin Haider and was completed after his death by his successor Nawab Nasir Uddin Haider. Seventy floors are situated on the banks of the Gomti River. The Sixth Floor consists of a Bari (larger) seventy-floor and a smaller (Chattar Manzil) smaller floor, though only one still exists. These two buildings were examples of Indo-European-Nawab architectural style, even though the umbrella floor of the barns had been replaced over the years. The palaces were named after the chhatris (umbrella-shaped domes) on octagonal pavilions that broke up buildings. The huge building has huge underground rooms and a dome with a dome umbrella.

Popular culture

From the time of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, it was often photographed by celebrities such as Felice Beato, Samuel Bourne, Daroga Uba’s Alli, and Thomas Rust. In December 2013, a two-day Wajid Ali Shah Festival was organized by the filmmaker Muzaffar Ali’s Rumi Foundation to pay tribute to the Nawab of Awadh in the seventy floors. The Hindi film Jolly LLB 2 was shot in Chattar Manzil.