Lucknow (Hindi: लखनऊ, Urdu: لکھنؤ, Lakhnaū) is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh in India. Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division.
Located in what was historically known as the Awadh region, Lucknow 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 City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.
Lucknow is placed among the fastest growing cities of India and is rapidly emerging as a manufacturing, commercial and retailing hub. This unique combination of rich cultural traditions and brisk economic growth provides Lucknow with an aura that refuses to fade away. Lucknow has developed as a metro city of Uttar Pradesh and is second largest in the state, the biggest city is Kanpur.
The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) was formed at the Lucknow session of the Indian National Congress in 11 April 1936 with the legendary nationalist Swami Sahajanand Saraswati elected as its first President, in order to mobilise peasant grievances against the zamindari attacks on their occupancy rights, and thus sparking the Farmers’ movement in India.
Lucknow has Asia’s first human DNA bank. This is world’s second bank having DNA identification system (DIS) and has been established in the Biotech park under the public private partnership with IQRA Biotech Services.
Straddling the river Gomti, modern Lucknow is a bustling metropolis. Historically, it was a centre of Urdu literature.
Places to visit
- Roomi Gate
- Asafi Masjid
- Bada Imambara
- Chota Imambara
- Picture Gallery
- Banarsi Bagh
- Shah Mina Shah
- Tehsin ki Masjid
- Chhatar Manzil
- Tare wali Kothi
- Noor Bakhsh Kothi
- Khursheed Manzil
- Shahi Baoli
- Jama Masjid
- Hazrat Abbas
- Nadan Mahal
- Musa Bagh
How to reach
Lucknow being the capital of Uttar Pradesh (India) is well connected by Air, Rail and Road from all major cities of India.
The city is served by several Railway stations at different parts of the city. The main railway station is Charbagh Railway Station.
State Transport Service : Buses/Taxies available from Alambagh/Qaiserbagh Stand.
Airpot : Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport (Amausi Airport)