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State: Uttar Pradesh
District: Lucknow
Famous for/as: City
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 21 to 45°C, Winter 5 to 32°C
Altitude: 128 m
Pincode: 226xxx
STD code: 0522
Lucknow hails as an upcoming metropolitan city and it showcases many of its splendors worldwide with its surprising charm all over. It was made the capital city of Uttar Pradesh after the Indian Independence in 1947. It was also addressed by a different caption 'The Nawab City', which means a city full of great people. One factor to be appreciated is the mannerism otherwise known as the tehzib. The Aadab meaning salutation has a unique style and comfort on its own. The established courtesans were specially known for their poems and dance. Although the dressing style patterns have reasonably changed in the recent century, Chikan is considered the most delicate fabric decorating the cupboards with its neat hand made embroidery. Only few cities depict the charm of dupattas also called the covering shawl and Lucknow is one among them.

Some of the most popular monumental heritage of Lucknow is the Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and Sankat Mochan Temple, which holds religious significance.

The three W's where Lucknow Nawabs give due respect are Women, Wisdom and Wine. An institution named 'Kothas' existed, where the Nawabs sons were sent to imbibe the culture, respect and sophistication for the opposite sex. No one can forget Muzzafar Ali's famous film 'Umrao Jaan' which depicts fully about this institution. Culture wise, Lucknow turns out to be the capital of Northern India and cheap tour packages of Lucknow are avaiable.

People fly out kites not as a pastime but also to send love letters to the heartfelt ones. Each and every day here is different and no one knows about the city in full and can never. Hence, we look the place just as Lucknow, but for them is another world.
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Lucknow - A Gourmand's Heaven

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Nov 12, 2011
They say the dishes my by the Lucknow Nawabi cooks are timeless in taste. The flavours have withstood the test of time and the changing tastes of people. The Kebabs and fruits of Lucknow can leave you craving for more.

Lucknow – Ensemble of Different Cultures

  by Akshay Balraj  on Apr 28, 2010
Lucknow is a bustling city with various sightseeing and adventure options. Its a true paradise for photographers and foodies!


Lucknow, the Nawabi city of Uttar Pradesh was founded in the 13th century AD. Though historians claim the city to have been a part of the ancient Suryavanshi dynasty, not much evidence has been gathered.

During the year 1350 AD, the city was under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate which further went into the hands of the Mughals, the Nawabs of Awadh, the East India Company and finally the British.

The last Nawab of Oudh to have ruled the city was Nawab Asadf-ud-daula. He made Lucknow his capital and constructed various monuments in order to modernize the look of the city.

British gained control over Lucknow in 1854, under the generalship of Lord Dalhousie. The city became the capital of the present day Uttar Pradesh after India’s independence in the year 1947.

Travel within city

Travelling within Lucknow is extremely easy, given the number of options available for internal commute. You can opt for local public buses, taxis that are available from the railway station, airport and bus stands or auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws.


Local buses in Lucknow cover all the areas in the city and its outskirts. There are two major terminals and buses run from 6:00 in the morning to 10:00 at night. Bus services in Lucknow are very cheap and a point to point ticket will cost you around Rs 5. Air conditioned and deluxe buses are also available at slightly elevated rates.

Auto Rickshaw

You can also opt for ‘radio’ auto rickshaws in Lucknow . These auto rickshaws charge around Rs 10 for the first kilometer and Rs 8 for every subsequent kilometer. These auto rickshaws are available throughout the day.

Cycle Rickshaw

You can opt for cycle rickshaws which charge around Rs 5 -40, but these are very slow.


Taxis are an extremely popular mode of commute in Lucknow, and taxi services will be available in air conditioned and non AC levels. Fares may hover around Rs 15 for the first kilometer and Rs 15 for every additional kilometer.

Taxis and auto rickshaws will be available from the railway station and airport. Auto rickshaws and taxis are safe modes of commute and there are no night fares involved.


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Comments (8) Reviews (8)
Dear Sir/ Mam,

Please update the detail's of "Travel within city" it is the detail of Lucknow not about Chandigarh.

-Aakash Tiwari
Posted by Aakash Tiwari 2 year, 11 months ago
you are downloading totally false information about cities... kanpur is getting around 46 degree in April and 48 degree in may and jun

moreover, 42 to 43 in july

in winter last December and January around 1 degree... kindly rectify......
Posted by Lalit 3 year, 9 months ago
nice place lucknow..........
Posted by amreen 4 year, 9 months ago
come and watch lucknow
Posted by rajnish 4 year, 7 months ago
Hey ! why is La Martiniere missing
Truly a great Master piece
Posted by SSJIV 7 year, 2 months ago
lucknow is remarkable place for its historical building.and culture
ilove my lucknow
Posted by RAJ KISHOR SINGH BAGHEL 7 year, 2 months ago
i love my lucknow
Posted by furkanroshi 7 year, 8 months ago
i love lucknow
Posted by sadaf khan 7 year, 10 months ago

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