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Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh and it has always been a multicultural city. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. Lucknow is popularly known as the The City of Nawabs.It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.

  • Lucknow was the epicentre of the 1857 War of Independence, and much before that, it was the seat of a line of nawabs who gave the city its unique identity.
  • Literature, cuisine, performing arts and tehzeeb put Lucknow a cut above the rest – and the world acknowledges it.
  • Among the magnificent monuments are Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Kaiserbagh Heritage Zone, Residency and Dilkusha.
  • Chikan embroidery and zardozi have made Lucknow a brand in global fashion.
  • Kebabs and biryani are the two lip-smacking delicacies that beckon visitors again and again.
  • Relax and enjoy the city’s new age facilities, and visit again.

General Info

Area : 2528 sq. km.
Population : 45,89,838 (2011 census)
Altitude : 123 mts. above sea level.
Season : October – March
Clothing(Summer) : Cottons
Clothing(Winter) : Woollens

Places of interest

Rumi Darwaza, Asafi Imambara (Bara Imambara), Chhota Imambara, Jama Masjid, Clock Tower, Hussainabad Picture Gallery, Shahnajaf Imambara Residency, Kaiserbagh Palace Complex, Tombs of Saadat Ali Khan & Khurshid Zadi , Shaheed Smarak (Martyrs’ Memorial), Dilkusha, Lord Hanuman Temples of Aliganj, Charbagh Railway Station , Vidhan Bhawan, Gurudwara Yahiyaganj, Sikandar Bagh, National Botanical Research Institute, La Martiniere, Churches, Jain & Buddha Temples, Indira Gandhi Planetarium, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Park, Chhatar Manzil, Kukrail Reserve Forest, Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan(Zoo) ,  State Museum ,Lok Kala Sangrahalaya, Motilal Nehru Children Museum,Gandhi Museum, Regional Science City, Dargah-e-Sabri, Kalagaon (Arts Village), AnoraTemples and forts, Dewa Sharif

How to reach

Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport (15 km from Hazratganj) is directly connected by regular flights with Delhi, Patna, Kolkata, Mumbai, Varanasi, Hyderabad and Sharjah, Muscat, Jeddah, Dubai.
A major railway junction, Lucknow is conveniently linked with prominent cities through Northern Railway and North Eastern Railway. Major railway stations are Charbagh, Lucknow Junction, Lucknow City Junction, Aishbagh, Badshahnagar, Daliganj, Amausi and Mahibullapur and Malhaur.
Lucknow is connected by road with all major cities of the country through many National Highways. Some of the major road distances are :
Kanpur-79 km, Ayodhya-135 km, Prayagraj-210 km, Dudhwa National Park-238.

Food & Cuisine

Kebabs – seekh / Shami, kakori / Galavati / Biryani / Zarda / Sheermal / Chaat / Samosa / Khasta / Poori-Sabji / Kulche-Nahari / Lassi / Milk Products and Sweets / Shahi Tukda / Kheer / Kulfi / Malai Makkhan / Paan


The main shopping areas in the city are Hazratganj (Sunday closed), Aminabad (Thursday closed), Chowk (Thursday closed), Narhi (Monday closed), Kaiserbagh (Thursday closed), Alambagh (Thursday closed), Aliganj (Wednesday closed), Indira Nagar (Wednesday closed), Gomti Nagar (Wednesday closed).
Weekly flea markets are held in Nakkhas (Sunday), Sadar (Saturday), Nishatganj (Wednesday) and Aminabad (Thursday)
Prominent Shopping Malls are Wave, Fun Republic, Riverside Mall, Phoenix, Saharaganj, SRS City Mall and Vishal Mega Mart.
Lucknow is known for its sarees, chikan embroidery, zari work, handicraft, leather purses and hand crafted shoes, soft toys, sweets and namkeen.

Fairs & Festivals

Holi, Dussehra, Diwali, Id-Ul-Zuha, Id-Ul-Fitar, Shab-e-Barat.
Special festivals and fairs of Lucknow
Jamghat (kite-flying festival after Diwali), Bada Mangal Mela (at Aliganj Hanuman temple in May/June), Kartik mela (Daliganj, October-November), and Lucknow Mahotsav (November 25- December 05)