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Known as: the seat of the Nawabi culture
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History of: 200 years
Population: 21.85 Lac

The city of Nawabs, as Lucknow is sometimes known as, is the capital of Uttar Pradesh, one of the largest state in India. The city has a glorious history and has been known as the cultural centre of Northern India for over two centuries. The arts, including painting, music, and dance, flourished under the generous patronage of the last Nawabs of Awadh, as the region around Lucknow was known as before the states were formed by the British. The city is a wonderful tourism destination and one of the highlights of Uttar Pradesh tourism. To learn more about Lucknow, you can log on to touristplacesinindia.com, which offers comprehensive information about the tourist attractions in Lucknow, tourist accommodation in Lucknow, and other facts about tourism in Lucknow.

Lucknow stands out as a city that takes pride in the endearing but subdued articulation of its essence and identity. Its mystical elegance and amorous ethos rarely fail to fascinate a perceptive mind. Indeed, it is difficult to remain unimpressed by its 'tehzeeb' (cultural refinement), hospitality, politesse, cuisines and 'Shaam-e-Awadh'. At the same time, Lucknow is placed among the fastest growing cities of India and is rapidly emerging as a manufacturing, commercial and retailing hub. This unique combination of rich cultural traditions and brisk economic growth provides Lucknow with an aura that refuses to fade away.

Major Attractions

 

Bara Imambara
This is a religious building belonging to the Shia muslim sect. the complex comprises magnificent buildings, including the splendid Imambara, an impressive mosque, and a complicated maze known as Bhulbhulaiya, which is a major attraction of the Imambara complex. The Bara Imambara is said to have been commissioned by Asaf-ud-Daula inn 1784 as part of his famine relief programme.

The Residency
This is a collection of buildings which were the headquarters of the British resident in Oudh during the reign of the last Nawabs of the state. The residency saw brutal action during the 1857 revolt, when a lot of lives were lost here.

Rumi Darwaza
Also built as a part of the famine relief program, this magnificent gateway is one of the most impressive gateways in India. It is one of the major tourist attractions of Lucknow, and features prominently in all guidebooks about Lucknow.

Chota Imambara
This is also known as the Hussainabad Imambara, and contains the tombs of Mohammed Ali Shah and his family members, the former being the builder of the structure.

Sikandar Bagh
This garden was built in early 19th century and later used as the summer palace by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the last ruler of Oudh who was deposed by the British East India Company. The garden was also the sight of fierce fighting during the 1857 revolt.

 

Distance from major cities
Delhi 510 Kms
Agra 370 Kms
Varanasi 286 Kms

 

How to reach there

by Air Lucknow Airport is well connected with all major cities of India.
by Rail Lucknow Railway Station is a major train station of North India and connects to all major destination of India
by Road NH-56 connects Lucknow with Varanasi.

Recommended Restaurants

  • Aryans Family's Delight, Lucknow

  • Ice 'N' Spice, Lucknow

  • Pizza Hut, Lucknow

  • Barista Coffee Company, Lucknow

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