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Lucknow City

Facts at a Glance

Country: India
State: Uttar Pradesh
Location: North-East of Uttar Pradesh
Altitude: 128 m
Population: 4,815,610
Language: Hindu, Urdu
Known as: Nawabon Ka Shahar (The City of Nawabs)
Nearby Cities: Kanpur, Allahabad

Located in the central-eastern part of the state, Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. More popularly known as ‘Nawabon Ka Shahar (city of Nawabs)’, Lucknow is very peaceful, traditional and cultural city of India. Interestingly, the city is evolved as a cultural and artistic capital of North India and hence it is a well accepted multicultural city of India. In recent decades, the city has experienced fast growth and infrastructural development; with about 3 million populations, it is one of the modern metropolis regions of India.

The state capital city Lucknow is not only a political centre but also it is a manufacturing, commercial, aerospace, finance pharmaceuticals, technology, design, retailing and cultural centre of Uttar Pradesh. In addition, city has also different panoramic tourists’ sites and other attractions including well-maintained gardens, local music, Urdu literature, poetry, fine cuisine patronised by the Shia Nawabs of Iranian origin.

Lucknow Tourism

Known as city of etiquettes, Lucknow tourism is pretty popular; major attractions are its monuments, cultural activities and various other tourists’ points. Above all, the city Lucknow is home of great legends of Urdu poetry; the most distinguished names are Mir Anees and Mirza Dabeer. In addition, the city is also popular for its Azadari; due to its history of Shia Kingdom of Nawabs of Oudh; in fact, he had endorsed the religious festival Muharram and other religious events with very high regards. However, the significant attractions in the city are:

• The Asafi Imambara: It is more popularly known as Bara Imambara that also includes Bhool Bhulaiya (in English Labyrinth).

• The Chhota Imambara
• State Museum
• The British Residency
• The Picture Gallery
• Kanshi Ram Memorial
• Planetarium
• Shah Najaf Monuments (known for its architecture)
• Lucknow Zoo
• Constantia
• Dilkusha
• The Clock Tower
• Chattar Manzil
• NEW Ambedkar Memorial
• Baradari
• Ram Krishna Math
• Ambedkar Memorial
• National Botanical Garden
• Lohia Park
• Swarn Jayanti Park
• Aurobindo Park in Indiranagar
• Dilkusha Park
• Kukrail Reserve Forest
• Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
• Haathi Park
• Begum Hazrat Mahal Park
• Globe Park, Mukherjee Phuhaar
• Buddha Park
• Dudhwa National Park
• Neebu Park

Shopping Markets

• Aminabad
• Chowk and Nakhhas
• Nishatganj
• Mahanagar
• Kapoorthala
• Alambagh
• Indiranagar

How to Reach??

By Road: By virtue of being a state capital its road density is pretty high, there are four National Highways namely NH 24 (it links directly with Delhi), NH 25 (it links with Shivpuri), NH 28 (it links with Bihar) and NH 56 (it links with Madhya Pradesh). Likewise, you can enjoy Lucknow tour by road.

By Rail: Lucknow has beautifully designed historic railway station that is directly linked with several cities of India including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Patna, Jaipur, Jammu and many more.

By Air: It has International airport namely Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport that directly connects with Patna, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and with international cities including Dubai, Muscat, Dammam, Jeddah, Sharjah, Riyadh.

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