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Lucknow is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The city has a population of 2.5 million (2006), and the population represents ethnic and religious diversity, which mingle into a blend to present a special culture that is truly Lucknowi (of Lucknow). Lucknow, sometimes described as the golden city of the east, is famed for its particular blend of sophisticated culture, courtesy and warmth of its people. In the Indian society, this has earned its own niche and is known as Lakhnawi Tehzeeb, the elegance and candour of Lucknow. It is not only the culture of the people, but also the cultural heritage of a bygone age and the enchanting monuments in and around the city, which remains ingrained in the memory lines of a visitor.

Lucknow is famous for its special varieties of mangoes available during the summer months. In case, you find yourself other than during the sultry summers, you should not feel daunted at all. The dress material known as Chikan, a fine cotton cloth shall surely attract your attention. For persons, who enjoy sweet dishes, Luknow offers innumerable varieties of delicacies like Badam Halwa (a preparation of almond), and if you love spices, you will find Chatpati Chaat (a spicy preparation of snacks). This is in addition to the special Lucknow cuisine, which is anyone’s delight. In the evenings, you may enjoy Indian classical dances, particularly Kathak.


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Hotels and lodgingEdit

Some of the hotels in Lucknow are:

  • Taj Residency
Telephone: 91-522-2393939
  • Arif Classics
Telephone: 91-522-2211313/ 14/ 15/ 16/ 17
  • Hotel Clarks Avadh
Telephone: 91-522-2620131
  • Capoors Hotel
Telephone: 91-522-2223958
  • Hotel Deep Palace
Telephone: 91-522-2237247
  • Gemini Continental
Telephone: 91-522-2212155
  • La Place Park Inn
Telephone: 91-522-2282201/ 02/ 03/ 04
  • Mohan Hotel
Telephone: 91-522-2635797
  • Presidency Inn
Telephone: 91-522-2611070/ 2611341
  • Hotel Sagar I'ntl
Telephone: 91-522-2206601/ 605

AttractionsEdit

Before being assimilated into the British Raj, Lucknow was the nerve center of the legendary rulers called Nawabs. Nawabs were associated with "wisdom, wine, and women" and in the history of Lucknow the currents of the traditions set forth by the Nawabs continued and is also visible to the present time.. It developed as a city with a special The ambiance, leisurely ways of life but coupled with a refined culture and etiquette. All around the city, there are several monuments which tell the story of the days gone by, and at the same time the city is emerging as a metro of modern India.

Some major attractions of Lucknow are:

  • Asafi Masjid
  • Rumi Darwaza
  • Baradari
  • Residency
  • Shahnajaf Imambara
  • La Martiniere College
  • Clock Tower
  • Chhatar Manzil
  • Bada Imambara
  • Chhota Imambara
  • The Zoo
  • Dilkusha

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Practical information and resourcesEdit

  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Electric supply: 220 Volts
  • Language: Hindi and Urdu. One can also manage with Simple English.
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RestaurantsEdit

There are many domestic tourists who would sometime make a detour to be in Lucknow just to enjoy a lunch or dinner of aromatic cuisine of Lucknow. Preparation of food and serving the same to the guests is perhaps a pastime rarely seen in other cities of India. While in Lucknow, it would really be good idea to taste the delicious charm of the local dishes, and you will find plenty of them and some should surely suit to your palate [1]. Apart from this, if you find yourself in Lucknow during the hot summer months, you may find some respite in sweet mangoes. It may sound incredible, but there are at least 1,300 varieties of mangoes grown in orchards around Lucknow.

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NightlifeEdit

Once upon a time Lucknow was well known for its prolific nightlife revolving around the private mansions, big and small, of courtesans and professional female singers and dancers. This is no longer a reality now! Presently, you may enjoy cultural variety programs at some of the hotels and auditoriums. The Mehfil Bar at the Taj Residency and Hotel Clarks Avadh's Falaknuma regularly hold programs of local folk dance and music. You may enjoy your dinners listening and watching the dances and singing which once only the elite where able to do in the days gone by!

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