This major attraction of modern Lucknow, spread over 107 acres of land in Gomti Nagar, is dedicated to the memory of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.As one passes through the gateway erected on the Gomti river, this architectural splendor beautifully unfolds itself. In the heart of this sprawling complex, stands a 112 ft. high memorial resembling a Stupa with a 18 ft. high bronze statue of Dr. Ambedkar. The various buildings such as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Smarak, Samajik Parivartan Sangrahalaya, Samajik Parivartan Gallery, Pratibimb Sthal, Drishya Sthal, Gautam Buddha Sthal, Samajik Parivartan Stambh, expansive forecourt, Monumental elephant gallery, bronze fountains, Ashokan Columns & urns, entrance plazas can also be seen within this grand monument, Its lush gardens & lanes with a 20 ft. wide canal surrounding the memorial and the serene atmosphere leave the visitors spell bound. This memorial also comes alive at night when Sprawling Campus is illuminated with beautiful lighting.This enchanting sight a must see for every visitor to Lucknow.
Parking facility, cafeteria and public toilets are available. One can also enjoy delicious snacks at the UPSTDC Restaurant situated in front of the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal.
Adjacent to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal, a 30 meter – wide and about 700 meter long stretch of Gomti river front has been developed as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gomti Buddha vihar on an area of 7.5 acres. The 18 feet high four-faceted marble statue of Tathagat Gautam Buddha installed here is worth seeing. The embankments on both banks of the river Gomti have been beautified and well illuminated promenades with street furniture have also been constructed.
The Samta Mulak Chowk (crossing), not far away from Samajik Parivartan Prateek Shtal, is built in a modern attractive style.at the junction of the newly built 8-lane Gomti bridge, the Gomti-Barrage and other roads to regulate traffic flow. The magnificent black stone statues of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, Sant Narayan Guru & Mahatma Jyotiba Rao Phule and greenery with specially created land-scaping are the special attractions here.Two km from here is Bahujan Samaj Prerna Kendra near the Lal Bahadur Shashtri Annexe Bhawan.
The Gomti Vihar has been developed on this southern embankment of the river Gomti on an area of about 90 acres near Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Parivartan Sthal. The Vihar, ideal for strolling and picnicking has four adjacent huge parks.
This beautiful park developed in 22 acres of land laming massive dynamic fountain installed within draws huge public attractions.
Manyawar Kanshiram Memorial, another grand memorial On the VIP road has been built on an area of 86 acres. Its towering cupola (with a diameters of 125 feet) is one of the largest of its kind. At a height of 177 feet, the memorial dominates the marble clad lucknow ’s skyline chamber, bronze statues, bronze murals, galleries, massive elephant statues, bronze fountains, granite columns, memorial inscriptions, extensive gardens, 52 feet high bronze fountains etc. are the major attraction here.
5 km away from Charbagh Railway Station on the V.I.P. Road, the Bauddha Vihar Shanti Upvan is another new attraction of the city. The site, spread over an area of about 32.5 acres, presents a rare picture of architecture and symmetry, its magnificent building are built in sand-stone with tall pillars. The Meditation Hall, Library, International Buaddha Shodh Sansthan, four-faceted sculptures Bhikshu Niwas, Restaurant Parking and the lush green gardens are some of the major attractions here.
Adjacent to the Manyawa Kanshiram Memorial is the new MSKJGEG, 112 acre green garden is dedicated to the people with the aim to showcase the concept of bio-diversity and use of technology to reverse environmental degradation due to massive urbanization.
Near Baudha Vihar Shanti Upvan is the Smriti Upvan, situated at Bijnore road opposite the historical Bijli Pasi Quila. Spread over 11 acres of area, the structure within the Upvan is built with granite & sand-stone. The pathway, greenery and watch towers give the site a different look.
Adjacent to the Upvan is a big park, spread over 70 acres, where the annual Lucknow Festival and other events are held.