Lucknow Travel Guide

Lucknow, situated on the banks of river Gomti, was settled in the Suryavanshi period. Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh was settled by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula. In ancient times, Awadh used to be the capital of the Nawabs, hence also called the city of Nawabs. Here is Beligad, ie residency situated on the Gomti coast, one of the historic buildings of Lucknow, the city of Nawabs.

Lucknow is one of the most famous cities of India. This is the capital of Uttar Pradesh's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. At some point of time it was known as the 'City of Nawabs'. Today, Lucknow is called 'City of Gardens'. There is also a state museum, which was established in 1863 AD. The 500-year-old Muslim saint Shah Meena's grave is also here. Lucknow, situated on the banks of Gomti river, has been witness to several important events occurring in 'Indian history'.

History of Lucknow

Lucknow was historically known as Awadh region. According to archaeologists, its ancient name was Laxmanpur. Ram's younger brother Laxman settled it. The Shia Nawabs here always gave protection to courtesy, beautiful gardens, poetry, music and excellent dishes. Lucknow is also known as the city of Nawabs. Lucknow is known as the former Golden City and Shiraz-e-Hind. Lucknow was part of the ancient Kotal kingdom. Lord Rama handed it over to his brother Lakshman. It was also known as Lakshmanavati, Lakshmanpur or Lakhanpur, which later changed to Lucknow. Ayodhya is just 40 miles from Lucknow.

Contribution of the Nawabs of Awad

When the Nawabs of Awadh made the capital of Lucknow, another major city, Lucknow, came along with Meerut and Delhi. Seeing Mughal architecture, the Nawabs of Awadh have not kept any vacancy in making Lucknow a city of magnificent buildings. The Mughal painting done in the reign of Nawabs, patron of art and culture, is still in many museums. The big imambara, the small imambara and the rumi door are wonderful examples of Mughal architecture.

The present form of Lucknow was established by Nawab Asafuddaula in 1775 AD. The rulers of Awadh enriched it by making Lucknow their capital. In time, the Nawab was proved luxurious and screwed. Due to the lazy nature of these Nawabs, Lord Dalhousie acquired Awadh without war and joined the British Empire. In 1850, Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh, accepted British subjugation. The rule of the Nawabs of Lucknow ended in this way.

United Provinces or 'UP'

In 1902, the name 'North West Provinces' was changed to 'United Provinces of Agra and Awadh'. In ordinary colloquial language it is called 'United Provinces' or 'UP'. In 1920, the capital of the state was changed from Allahabad to Lucknow. 'All India Kisan Sabha' was organized in Lucknow in 1934 AD. After independence, on 12 January 1950 it was renamed Uttar Pradesh and Lucknow became its capital. In this way, it is associated with its former surname 'UP'.

An Insight into Lucknow Tourism

Places to Visit in Lucknow

Bara Imambara Lucknow: Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state of India, is a modern city with which the pride of being a grand historic monument is associated. The adjacent river of river Ganges, situated on the banks of Gomti, is known for its gardens, gardens and unique architectural buildings. The city of 'Nawabs', famously known as 'Lucknow city', has kept its charm from various cuisine of cultural and culinary arts. The people of this city are famous for their distinctive charm, Tahajib and Urdu language. Lucknow city is also famous for a specific type of embroidery, chicken-covered garments and clothes.

Chota imambara Lucknow: The small Imambara is located in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh. The small Imambara is also called Husseanabad Imambara.

There is a golden and big dome on the main top of the small imambarad. This building is considered to be the tomb of Ali Shah and his mother. In the opposite direction of the tomb, there is an incomplete clutber called 'Satkhand'. It is said that construction work was stopped after the death of Mohammad Ali Shah in 1840 AD. By that time, the height of the clay was 67 meters high. On the occasion of the Muslim festival of Muharram, this impressive decoration of the Imamabadar is made and the tourists visit it.

Rumi Darwa Lucknow: Rumi Darwaza is one of the main tourist destinations of Lucknow. This building of Lucknow places its own identity on the world screen. Nawab Asafuddaula had made Lucknow the center of his sultanate in 1775. This is the signature craft building of the door district of Lucknow. The symbol of Awadh architecture is called this gateway Gateway.

Butler Palace Lucknow: In Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow is a luxurious Chaurooka palace in between Sultanganj dam and Banarasi Bagh. This palace is today known as Butler Palace. The name of this building is in the name of Sir Depot Commissioner, Awadh named Sir Harkort Butler in 1907. For some reason this palace could not be fully constructed, but it can be estimated only by seeing its present form, that if it had been made, then its magnificence would have been created.

Red Bridge Lucknow: Red bridge of Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh, also known as 'Paka Pul'. The bridge was completed on January 10, 1914. This bridge has been built for 100 years. After breaking the old Shahi bridge built by Nawab Asafuddaula of Awadh in 1911, the British officers handed over this bridge to the people of Lucknow by making this bridge.

Chhatar Manzil: Chattar Manzil is a historic building in Lucknow. It was started by Nawab Ghaziuddin Haider of Awadh and after his death his successor, Nawab Nasiruddin Haider, completed it. The main room of this double-storey building is of double standards and on it there is a huge gold umbrella which can be seen from a distance. Due to this umbrella, the name of this building is known as Chattar Manzil. Currently it is the office of the Central Pharmaceutical Research Institute.

Best Time to Visit Lucknow

Summers in Lucknow are mostly hot and dry. Best time to visit Lucknow in summers is until March and April; May, June and July are not much comfortable for traveling. During this period, temperature raises more than 40 degrees Celsius in its hottest months. Lucknow in winters is pleasant and sunny. So better you can visit Lucknow by October to April.

How to Reach Lucknow

How to reach Lucknow by Air: Lucknow's 'Amausi Airport' is connected by direct flights daily from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati and Ahmedabad. Amausi International Airport is the main airspace of Lucknow. It is about 20 kilometers away from the town. It is connected to international destinations by many international air services. These destinations include London, Dubai, Jeddah, Muscat, Sharjah, Singapore and Hong Kong etc. Special flights from Haj Mubarak are here for Jeddah directly.

How to reach Lucknow by Train : Lucknow Junction is connected through major trains from major cities of India. Lucknow Mail and Shatabdi Express from Delhi, Pushpak Express from Mumbai, Kolkata to Doon and Amritsar Express can be reached via Lucknow. There are several railway stations in Lucknow. The main railway station in the city is Charbagh Railway Station. The beautiful palatial house of this station was built in 1923. The main terminal is North Railway, whose station code is: LKO. The second terminal is the North Eastern Railway Board, whose station code is: LJN. Lucknow is a major junction station, which is connected by rail to almost all the major cities of India. There are currently 15 railway platforms at the main railway station.

How to reach Lucknow by Road : National Highway 24 from Delhi can be reached directly from Lucknow. The National Highway 2 of Lucknow connects Kolkata to Delhi via Agra, Allahabad, Varanasi and Kanpur. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar is the bus terminus of Chief Bus Terminus Alambagh. In addition to this, other major bus terminus are Kesarbagh and Charbagh, out of which Charbagh bus terminus, which was in front of Charbagh railway station, has been shifted after making the city bus depot. This transfer has been done to control the crowds in front of the railway station.

Demographics of Lucknow

According to the 2001 census of the Indian government, the social and economic index, Lucknow district is a densely populated district of minorities. After Kanpur, the city is the largest urban area of Uttar Pradesh. Today's Lucknow is a vibrant city. Lucknow has been considered as one of the top fifteen of India's fast growing non-metropolitan cities. Most of Lucknow's population is from eastern Uttar Pradesh. Even then, among the people of western Uttar Pradesh, Bengali, South Indian and Anglo-Indian people are also inhabited. 77% of the total population of Lucknow is Hindu and 20% are Muslim. The remaining part is Sikh, Jain, Christian and Buddhist people.

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