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|
|Rainfall||1010 mm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||September to March|
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.
Places to Visit
|Hussainabad Imambara||Bara Imambara|
|Jama Masjid||Rumi Darwaza|
|Shah Najaf Imambara|
|Ayodhya||Dudhwa National Park|
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.
|Taj Residency||La Place Park Inn||Piccadily Hotel|
|Comfort Inn Lucknow||Clarks Avadh||Hotel Gemini Continental|