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Lucknow: The city of Nawabs

La Martiniere College, Lucknow, India

Bengaluru, Dec 02 (UiTV) - Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and is called the city of Nawabs. It has always been a multicultural city and has a long history with respect to poetry, music, fine cuisine, gardens, which represented South Asian culture worldwide. Lucknow is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind, and The Constantinople of India and the city is on the bank of the river Gomti. The name of the city Lucknow is named after the God Lakshman because it is believed that he had a palace in the present-day Lucknow area which was called Lakshmanapuri or Lakshman's state. Some historians also called Lakhanpuri.

Starting from the year 1350 Lucknow was ruled by several dynasties which include the Delhi Sultanate, Sharqi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, Nawabs of Awadh, and the British East India Company. Lucknow was one of the major Rebellion centers for the first war of Indian Independence in 1857 and leaders and people from the Lucknow region actively participated in India's independence movement which made Lucknow a strategically important city in North India.

The city is also famous for shopping for various types of locally made items like marbles, gems, jewelry, textiles, handicrafts, apparel, silk, glass items, art pieces, brass products, and leather goods.

Places to explore in Lucknow:

  • Bara Imambara and Bhool Bhulaiya
  • Rumi Darwaza
  • Chhota Imambara
  • Husainabad Clock Tower
  • Ruins of the Lucknow Residency and Museum
  • La Martiniere College
  • Crocodile sanctuary at Kukrail
  • The Ram Krishna Math
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Indira Gandhi Planetarium
  • Buddha Park
  • Amrapali water park
  • Ambedkar Memorial
  • Rammanohar Lohiya park
  • Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
  • Regional science center

How to Reach?

By airways - There are daily flights to Lucknow from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Varanasi, Indore.

By railways - The city has a huge railway station and hundreds of trains pass through it daily from various cities of India.

By roadways - Lucknow is well connected with roadways which have national and state highways. Many public and private transport services are available from various cities like Delhi, Agra, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Varanasi, Indore, Gwalior, etc.