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Lucknow city

Lucknow, is the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.This metro city is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division. Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th and 19th centuries and as a seat of power of Nawabs. Today it continues as an important centre of education, commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music, and poetry. Lucknow ranked 6th among all the cities in India for fastest job-creation. It is the largest city of Uttar Pradesh, and after Delhi the second largest metro of North and Central India, and the 11th largest city of India.

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Places to visit in Lucknow city

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Bara Imambara, Lucknow, Historical Places

Bara Imambara

Bara Imambara alias Asfai Imambara is an exciting combination of unfussiness of style, evenness and proportion. Built in the year 1784, Bara Imambara happens to be the most significant monument in the city. It was constructed by the fourth Nawab, Barak Imambara Asaf-ud-Daula and the popular belief is that this colossal structure holds immense treasures inside it.

Chota Imambara

Chota Imambara

Historical landmark of Lucknow, Chota Imambara or the Husainabad Imambara, displays a curious mixture of Charbagh, Persian and Indo-Islamic structural designs. Built in the year 1837, the Imambara looks astonishingly awesome with its golden dome, gold-edged mirrors and silver throne.

Colvin Taluqdars College

Colvin Taluqdars College

Founded by Sir Auckland Colvin in the year 1892, Colvin Taluqdars' College was established exclusively for the wards of Taluqdars' of Oudh. It was like this till 1933. After India got independence, the institution was opened for all. Now the college is affiliate to ISC and regarded as one among the prestigious academic institutions in India itself. Students have the option to choose the either of the two streams, namely the ISC or the UP Board examinations.

Constantia (La Martiniere School)

Constantia (La Martiniere School)

The lovely banks of Gomati River serve as a tranquil environment to this prestigious institution. Constantia, now known as La Martinere School, is one among the historical landmarks of the city, which bears its strong connection with its English Past. First batch in the year 1845 and has played a significant role in the 1857 war.

Council House

Council House

One of the most picturesque buildings in Lucknow is the Council House, which is located at the heart of the city. This beautiful building is also known as the Vidhan Sabha Bhawan. Sir Harcourt Butler laid the foundation stone of this grand looking building in the year 1922. It is learnt that the building took six years for its completion at a total cost of 18 lakhs.

Crocodile Sanctuary

Crocodile Sanctuary

The crocodile sanctuary in the Kukrail Reserve Forest at the suburbs of the city is a pictorial holiday spot provided the visitors keep themselves away from the crawling lots. What makes this sanctuary so spectacular is that it stands in the midst of sprawling woods that provide its green shade all around.

Dilkusha Kothi, Lucknow, Historical Places

Dilkusha Kothi

A former hunting lodge of the ruling reign, Dilkusha Kothi on the riverbanks of Gomati shows unique architecture and exceptional structural designs. Dilkusha Kothi was later converted in to a summer palace of the royal family. Built in the year 1800 AD by Major Gore, this Baroque style citadel with excellent decorative walls stands elegantly in the midst of vibrant greenery. The specialty of this 18th century monument is the absence of inner courtyards with less significant trails.

Farangi Mahal

Farangi Mahal

This building belonged to a French businessman by name Neal, who had to given up his entire trade and belongings as per the royal decree. As the then law provides confiscation of the properties of a foreigner, all the properties of Neal automatically went in to the government treasury. Later during the reign of Aurangazeeb, this flamboyant house was given to his Islamic consultant Mullah Asad bin Qutab Shaheed and to his brother Mullah Asad bin Qutab uddin Shaheed.

Gautam Buddha Park

Gautam Buddha Park

In Lucknow, visitors are offered with a wide assortment of picnic opportunities, which enrich their holidaying with fun and merry making. One among such favourite locations of the tourists as well as the locals is the Gautham Buddha Park that is nestled in the majestic ambiance of the Bara Imambara and the Martyrs memorial. It’s pretty environ, exquisite charm and soothing atmosphere allures scores of visitors.

Hazratganj Market, Lucknow, Fun and Entertainment

Hazratganj Market

Hazratganj market is one among the popular shopping areas in the city that reflects a classy look with lots of high class shops. Almost all major consumer merchandises in India have their outlets in Hazratganj. From automotives to antiques to jewellery stores, this market puts forth full of options before the shopper.

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Tours covered Lucknow city

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Lucknow, is the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India.This metro city is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division. Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th and 19th centuries and as a seat of power of Nawabs. Today it continues as an important centre of education, commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music, and poetry. Lucknow ranked 6th among all the cities in India for fastest job-creation. It is the largest city of Uttar Pradesh, and after Delhi the second largest metro of North and Central India, and the 11th largest city of India.

Lucknow stands at an elevation of 123.45 metres above sea level and covers an area of 689.1 km. It is surrounded on the eastern side by District Barabanki, on the western side by district Unnao, on the southern side by Raebareli and on the northern side by Sitapur and Hardoi districts. The city is on the northwestern shore of Gomti river, which flows through it. Lucknow is accessible from every part of India through air, rail, and road. It is directly connected with New Delhi, Patna, Calcutta, Mumbai, Varanasi, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, and other major cities by Amausi airport. The Union Cabinet approved granting of international airport status to Lucknow. The Lucknow airport is suitable for all-weather operations and can provide parking facility up to 50 aircraft. At present, Air India, Jet, GoAir, IndiGo and SpiceJet are operating domestic flights from and to Lucknow. Lucknow hails as an upcoming metropolitan city and it showcases many of its splendors worldwide with its surprising charm all over. It was made the capital city of Uttar Pradesh after the Indian Independence in 1947. It was also addressed by a different caption 'The Nawab City', which means a city full of great people. One factor to be appreciated is the mannerism otherwise known as the tehzib. The Aadab meaning salutation has a unique style and comfort on its own. The established courtesans were specially known for their poems and dance. Although the dressing style patterns have reasonably changed in the recent century, Chikan is considered the most delicate fabric decorating the cupboards with its neat hand made embroidery. Only few cities depict the charm of dupattas also called the covering shawl and Lucknow is one among them.

Some of the most popular monumental heritage of Lucknow is the Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and Sankat Mochan Temple, which holds religious significance. 

The three W's where Lucknow Nawabs give due respect are Women, Wisdom and Wine. An institution named 'Kothas' existed, where the Nawabs sons were sent to imbibe the culture, respect and sophistication for the opposite sex. No one can forget Muzzafar Ali's famous film 'Umrao Jaan' which depicts fully about this institution. Culture wise, Lucknow turns out to be the capital of Northern India. 

People fly out kites not as a pastime but also to send love letters to the heartfelt ones. Each and every day here is different and no one knows about the city in full and can never. Hence, we look the place just as Lucknow, but for them is another world.

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