A city of kebabs and nawabs, of architecture and history, of literature and culture, Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh state of India. Situated on the banks of river Gomti, Lucknow welcomes you with a heartwarming note of "Muskuraiyein, kyunki aap Lucknow mein hai" (meaning "Smile, because you are in Lucknow"). With a rich colonial history and modernized museums, this artistic hub beautifully brings together the glitter of an opulent past and yet the simplicity of a modern city. It has always been a multicultural city.
Lucknow is famously known as the "City of Nawabs". Courtly manners, 'pehle aap' (you first) culture, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Nawabs of the city are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. The Mughal Gateway built in the center of the capital, named "Rumi Darwaza", divides Lucknow into 'Old Lucknow' which is historic, congested, and crowded, and the 'New Lucknow' which is urban and one of the most planned cities of Asia.
Most of Old Lucknow is well-known for its crowded vibrant streets, authentic mouth-watering kebab and biriyani outlets, Lakhnavi Chikan market, and the big jewelry stores. New Lucknow, on the other hand, is an abode for people of varied cultures and is structurally planned with wide roads, shopping malls, and parks built for recreation.
Explorations & Experiences in Lucknow-
- Bara Imambara
- Chhota Imambara
- The British Residency of Lucknow
- Rumi Darwaza
- Hazratganj Market
- Ambedkar Memorial Park
- Chowk Market
- Moti Mahal