|How to get there: |
Lucknow is connected to Calcutta, Patna, Delhi, Bombay by mostly all the major airlines.
|By Railways: |
Lucknow, on the Northern and North-Eastern Railway, is directly connected with Calcutta and all other main places in India.
|By Roadways: |
Lucknow is connected by road with all the major cities of the country. Some of the major road distances are: Agra - 363 km, Allahabad - 210 km, Ayodhya - 135 km, Calcutta - 985 km, Corbett National Park - 400 km, Delhi - 497 km, Dudhwa National Park - 238 km, Kanpur - 79 km, Khajuraho - 320 km, Varanasi - 305 km.
| History |
Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh, one of the biggest states in India and is situated on the banks of the river Gomati, tributary of the Ganga. It is famous for its gardens, parks, and unique archaeological monuments. The people of Lucknow are known for exquisite charm, courtesy, and flair of the Urdu language.
la martiniere lucknow
Lucknow is also famous for its Mughlai cuisine, a reminder of Muslim influence on the city. A kite-flying festival held after Diwali, the festival of lights, draws thousands of competitors to the city. The city is also known for its gharanas, or schools of Indian classical music, as well as its bidri (silver inlay work) ware, jewellery, chikan (embroidered cotton) and zardozi (silver or gold thread woven into cotton or silk). The main shopping centers in Lucknow are Hazratganj, Aminabad and Chowk. An annual 10-day music, dance, and drama festival is held in Lucknow in Nov/Dec.
Heritage : Hussainabad Imambara Shah Najaf Imambara, Asafi Imambara, Kaiserbagh Palace Complex
Parks and Gardens : Banarsi Bagh