LUCKNOW Tourism, LUCKNOW Travel Guide, Uttar Pradesh

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About Lucknow - Uttar Pradesh Tourism

Lucknow, the capital of state of Uttar Pradesh, is an upcoming metropolitan city. Lucknow is popularly known among tourists as the 'City of Nawabs'. This fastly developing city represents a harmonized blend of old and new, which can be seen in it's history, architecture, art, handicrafts and etiquettes. Famous for its Nawabi culture, the city has preserved its traditions and etiquettes very well in its daily life. Lucknow is a well known centre of Urdu poetry and formal enunciation, and is famous for its courteous behavior and rich cultural traditions.

The city is famous among tourists for its hospitality and Tehzeeb, as well as its delicious cuisines. Even though Lucknow has seen a lot of development in recent times, it has preserved its age old charm and glory. Tourists can still witness the royalty of this historical city in its well preserved old monuments. Travelers visiting the city must visit the old markets to dine and shop for the handicrafts and clothes made in the city, especially the 'Chikankaari' or shadow-work embroidery on fine muslin cloth.

Among the popular tourist attractions in Lucknow, the magnificent monuments of Bada Imambara, Chhota Imambara, Shah Najaf Imambara and the Residency are the ones that should not be missed. The other attractions in the city include Indira Gandhi Planetarium, State Museum and Lalit Kala Academy

History of Lucknow - Uttar Pradesh Tourism

Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, has a glorious and exciting history. People say that the original name of the city of Lucknow was Lakshmanpur or Lakhanpur. According to popular legend, it was supposed to be gifted by King Ramchandra, the main hero of Suryavanshi Dynasty of Ayodhya, to his brother Lakshman after conquering Lanka and Lakshman laid the foundation of the ancient city.

Historical evidences show that after 1350 AD the city of Lucknow, then known as Avadh, came under the reign of the Delhi Sultanate, the Nawabs of that region and the Mughals. The people of Lucknow actively participated in the freedom movement along with Mahatma Gandhi and Maulana Mohammad Ali. After independence, the city of Lucknow has been declared as the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh by the Government of India. Since then it has progressed steadily.


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