Lucknow General information

Lucknow, capital of India's most populous state - Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow, is evocative of a lifestyle long gone by - only its vestiges are still to be found in the city's mannerisms and habits. The city probably derives its name from the legend that Rama gave away this part of the country to Lakshmana, his yonger brother. Lucknow was the abode of the Nawabs of Avadh, and their regal pastimes and pleasures were legendry. They refined their formal speech, were fond of song and dance, and nurtured Urdu verse as well as the Kathak school of court dances. The food from the royal kitchens was the result of creative experimentation, exquisite and delicate in taste. Their monuments excelled in the use of arches, pavilions and domes. Many of the royal residences are now crumbling, but the best known of Lucknow's architectural representatives are the Imambaras, and the bhulbhulaiyan.Lucknow also continues to be home to the fine chikan embroidery executed with fine skill on fabrics, sarees and kurtas. 

Geography Uttar Pradesh is situated 123 mts above sea level. It is situated on 26.30 & 27.10 North latitude and 80.30 & 81.13 East longitude. Lucknow covers an area of 3,244 sq.km. It is surrounded on the eastern side by District Barabanki, on the western side by district Unnao, on the southern side by Raebareli and on the northern side by Sitapur and Hardoi districts. The population of district Lucknow as per census 2001 is 36,81,416 lacs.

Tourist Attractions of Kanpur Tourism in Lucknow is a wonderful experience, the city being full of excellent buildings, gardens and vibrant bazaars. This city is undoubtedly one of the major contributors towards the growth of Uttar Pradesh tourism. Qaiser Bagh palace, Sikandar Bagh Chattar manzil, Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Aurangzeb’s mosque, The Residency, La Martiniere College, State Museum.

Area 310 sq. km.
Altitude 128 mts.
Temperature Summer : Max 45.0ºC, Min 26.0ºC.
Winter : Max 22.0ºC, Min 6.0ºC.
Rainfall -- cm average yearly.
Languages Hindi, English, Urdu
Best time to visit September to March.
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