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Introduction

Lucknow is a city synonymous with the Nawabi Culture. The imperialistic splendor and magnificence of the Nawabi Era has been glorified and eulogized down the ages by writers, poets and historians alike. Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh, one of the biggest states in India and is situated on the banks of the river Gomati, tributary of the Ganga. In the approximate centre of Uttar Pradesh, 516km east of Delhi, the state capital LUCKNOW is best remembered for the ordeal of its British residents during the five-month siege of 1857. Today, Lucknow's fading nineteenth-century monuments bear the scars of the fighting, and of the destruction wreaked by the British army when they regained control. Lucknow is associated with its legendary hospitality, leisurely moods of life, world-renowned cuisine and exquisite Sham-e-Avadh. It is famous for its Gardens, Parks and unique archaeological monuments. Lucknow is associated with its legendary hospitality, leisurely moods of life, fabled edifices steeped in history, world-renowned cuisine and exquisite Sham-e-Avadh.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 123 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-26.0 C-45.0 C Winter-4.0 C-32.0C
Language English, Hindi
STD Code 0562
Rainfall 1010 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Lucknow MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- There are daily flights from Delhi, Bombay and Kolkata. Amausi Airport, Lucknow is directly connected with Delhi, Patna, Kolkata, Bombay and Varanasi by direct flights.
  2. Rail:-Lucknow is on the New Delhi - Varanasi railway route. Connections can be made to Agra and Allahabad. A major railway junction, Lucknow is conveniently connected to many cities.
  3. Road:-Lucknow is connected by road with all the major cities of the country. Some of the major road distances are : Agra - 363 km, Allahabad - 210 km, Ayodhya - 135 km, Kolkata - 985 km, Corbett National Park - 400 km, Delhi - 497 km, Dudhwa National Park - 238 km, Kanpur - 79 km, Khajuraho - 320 km

Places to Visit

Hussainabad Imambara Bara Imambara Jama Masjid Rumi Darwaza
Shah Najaf Imambara      

Excursion

Ayodhya Dudhwa National Park

Shopping

Lucknow is famous for its cotton textiles and chikenkaari work. Lucknow's perfumes are famous too. Aminabad, Chowk, Hazratganj and Janpath are the main markets here. If one like non-veg dishes then one can enjoy rich delicacies on street side shops (Shikawat near Gymkhana Club and Tunde ke kebab in Chowk are two well known shops.

Accommodation

Taj Residency La Place Park Inn Piccadily Hotel Comfort Inn Lucknow
Clarks Avadh Hotel Gemini Continental