Lucknow Popularly known as the City Of Nawabs, Lucknow is located on the banks of River Gomti. Capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, it was founded by Nawab Asaf ud Daula, a ruler of Awadh dynasty. It is known for its impressive monuments, culture and mouth watering food.
Lucknow is world famous for its rare and beautiful monuments
Asaf-ud-Daula, the fourth ruler of Awadh, built Bara Imambara in the year 1784. The monument has a unique style of construction. The central hall is one of the largest built halls in the world. The hall is 50 metres long and reaches height of 15 metres.
The Hussainabad Imambara, also known as Chhota Imambara was build by Mohammed Ali Shah in 1837.The Imambara also has a tank with small imitations of the Taj Mahal on each side. The main Imambara is topped by a golden dome, which is supposed to be the tomb of Ali Shah and his mother.
Residency in Lucknow is a well-known historical landmark. Now declared a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India, it served as a refuge for approximate 3000 British people during the uprising of 1857. The Residency has the graves of many British soldiers who died fighting and today this place is known to be a haunted place.
A magnificent architectural structural, Rumi Darwaza was constructed in the year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. The monument goes upto a staggering height of 60 feet.
Festivity in Lucknow
Lucknow Mahotsava is a major 10-day event organized by the tourism authorities in the city, usually in the months of November/December. During the course of this festival, events like plays, classical music and dance recitals, kite flying and Tonga races take place.The festival is a great event for the food lovers, from Thandai to Kesaria milk, Kebab- parathas and other mouth watering exotic dishes.
Weather in Lucknow experiences a typical subtropical climate with hot summers and cold dry winters. The summer season lasts from April to June The winters start from October and last till February. The winter season is quite pleasant with the average temperature around 11 °C. It is the best time to visit this historic city.
How to Reach Lucknow
Lucknow International Airport (Airport code LKO), also known as Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport is located in Amausi, around 20 kilometres from the city centre. The airport handles domestic flights to all the major cities of the country and international flights to a few destinations.
Lucknow Charbagh station is a major railway junction and is connected with train services to all the regions of the country. However the Charbagh station has two separate blocks. Tourists are advised to reach the station well in time so that the change of blocks is possible in case of need.
The city is connected with good quality roads with the important cities like Varanasi, Kanpur, Gorakhpur and Allahabad.
Lucknow has well connected bus services with the neighbouring cities and towns such as Lucknow - Allahabad, Lucknow - Kanpur and Lucknow -Varanasi.
Lucknow is known for its Royal food and you will find many places to eat here and there.Lucknow has many restaurants and you will never have a problem looking for great food.
Lucknow is famous for its local cuisines like kebabs and biryanis. For all those who live to eat, Lucknow offers a delightful food to suit your tastes. Do not hesitate to try new dishes and cuisines. There are some high-end restaurants and also those small restaurants on the roadsides. For those who want easy and fast food, head onto the nearest Dominos and McDonalds outlet and have your kind of food