Walter Burley Griffin’s Lucknow
Walter Burley Griffin born on 24th November 1876 was an architect. He was responsible for designing Australia’s capital city Canberra. His specialty has been to develop L-shaped plan, carport and reinforced concrete.
In his early years Griffin was quite influenced by Prairie School based in Chicago. His partnership with his wife, Marion Mahony Griffin at work proved to be quite a success. They together worked to create about 350 designs in just 28 years. The couple was also designing furniture, interiors and other household items.
Griffins moved to Lucknow (India) after they got the contract of an agriculture exhibition design to be held here. Upon arrival they fell in love with Lucknow and made it their home. The landmark buildings that Griffin designed in Lucknow were, Pioneer Press Building, Interiors of Capitol Cinema House, a Zenana at the Jhangirabad, Tagore Library at the University of Lucknow and a few private houses as well.
Griffin died in early 1937, just 5 days after a gall bladder surgery that went wrong at King George’s Medical College in Lucknow. He was then buried in Lucknow while his wife, Marion Mahony Griffin returned to Chicago.
Tornos conducts a special tour woven around Walter Burley Griffin’s Lucknow with special visits to surviving buildings and location where he built. A visit to his restored grave is also a part of this tour. This tour may also be merged with other interests.
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INR 8500 per person
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Winters / Summers – 9 am (Flexible)
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This is an exclusive special interest tour that operates every day.
Ideal time of starting would be 0900 hrs, though may be altered as per individual requirements, while expect to return to the hotel by 1300 / 1400 hrs.
Drive in an exclusive car.
Light refreshments & unlimited bottled water on board in the car.
Services of an exclusive Specialist English Speaking Guide and entrances.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
A book as giveaway.
Use of transport other than the use on this tour.
Visits of any other monuments apart from subject related (may be covered by paying entrances).
Any meals other than lunch at designated restaurant on this tour.
Any other beverage, other than bottled water.