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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.
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.
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.
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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