Distance : 507km from Delhi,
72km from Kanpur, 220km from Allahabad
Population : 22,10,000
Altitude : 123m
Temperature : Min 4oC, max 47oC
¤ Lucknow - The Capital City of Uttar Pradesh
Gomti River divides Lucknow, the erstwhile city of the Nawabs, into
two. Formerly called Oudh, or Avadh, Lucknow is now the capital of
Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India.
It is a medieval city that continues to retain its old-world charm.
Its once broad and tree-lined streets now gasp for breath, as
smoke-spitting automobiles roll over them.
In 1784, when the Nawab of Lucknow, Asaf-ud-Daula decided to
transform Lucknow into a city of spectacular monuments, he went on a
building spree. The result was a phenomenal number of monuments, and a
completely depleted royal treasury.
¤ Major Attractions of The Region
Some of the best monuments in Lucknow are the Bara Imambara (Asfi
Imambara) and the Chota Imambara (Husainabad Imambara), the British
Residency andthe Constantia, a.k.a. La Martiniere School.
¤ The City Has Lot In Its Stores To offer
Lucknow is also famous for its Mughlai cuisine, a reminder of Muslim
influence on the city. A kite-flying festival held after Diwali, the
festival of lights, draws thousands of competitors to the city. The
city is also known for its gharanas, or schools of Indian classical
music, as well as its bidri (silver inlay work) ware, jewellery,
chikan (embroidered cotton) and zardozi (silver or gold thread woven
into cotton or silk). The main shopping centres in Lucknow are
Hazratganj, Aminabad and Chowk. An annual 10-day music, dance, and
drama festival is held in Lucknow in Nov/Dec.
Major Tour Packages To Lucknow
in India Tours
on Wheels Train Tour