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Lucknow - Quick Facts

Area: 2.528 sq. km.
Population: 2901475
Altitude: 123 m above sea level
Rainfall: 93.2cm (36.7 inches)
Clothing: Summer- Cotton Winter- Woolen
Language: Hindi, Urdu, English

Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, extends along the banks of the River Gomti. The creator of Lucknow as it is today was Nawab Asaf ud Daula. The city became known as a centre for Urdu poetry and courtly diction, and reached its acme during the reign of Wajid Ali Shah who was a connoisseur of music and poetry. It was during his reign that the British appropriated Awadh. Today, the city is dotted with remnants of its rich historic past.
Lucknow is also known for its elaborate cuisine and 'Chikankaari' or exquisite shadow-work embroidery on fine muslin cloth.

By Air
Amausi Airport, Lucknow is directly connected with Delhi, Patna, Calcutta, Bombay and Varanasi by direct flights.

By Rail
A major railway junction, Lucknow is conveniently connected to many cities.

By Road
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.

Hussainabad Imambara
Near the Rumi Darwaza, this structure houses the tombs of Muhammad Ali Shah, its builder, and of his mother. Built between 1837 and 1842, it is also called the Chhota Imambara. It is approached through a fine garden. The Imambara has a white dome and numerous turrets and minarets. The walls of the mausoleum are decorated with verses in Arabic. Chandeliers, gilded mirrors, colorful stucco, the King's throne and ornate tazia or replicas of the tombs at Karbala adorn the interior.

Shah Najaf Imambara
This white-domed structure derives its name from the town of Najaf, about 200 km south of Baghdad where the Imam Hazrat Ali is buried. It is situated on the left bank of the Gomti, in this mausoleum are buried the remains of Ghazi-ud-din Haider and his wives, including Mubarak Mahal, his European wife. The entrance leads to a beautiful garden. The silver tomb of Ghazi-ud-din Haider lies in the centre of the building and is flanked by the more imposing silver and gold tomb of Mubarak Mahal on one side, and another tomb on the other.

Built for the British resident in 1780-1800, it was originally a very extensive and beautiful building. It was the scene of dramatic events during the mutiny of 1857. The scarred ruins tell the story of the British community besieged by the rebels. The main house overlooks the river and is surrounded by terraced lawns and gardens.

Asafi Imambara
Also known as the Bara Imambara, It was built by Nawab Asafud-Daula in 1784 and is one of the architectural highlights of the era .The central hall is said to be the largest vaulted chamber in the world. Except in the galleries in the interior there is no woodwork used in the structure. Large underground passages have been blocked up. A staircase from outside leads to a series of labyrinths which visitors are advised to visit only with authorized guides. Within the compound of the Imambara is a grand Asafi mosque.

Rumi Darwaza
This colossal ornate gateway is said to be a facsimile of one of the gates of Constantinople. It was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784, to creat employment during the terrible famine of 1784.

Kaiserbagh Palace Complex
The construction of the Kaisarbagh palace was started in 1848 by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah and in compeleted in 1850.they was built to create the eight wonder of the world.The yellow buildings on three sides of the quadrangle, now the property of Taluqdars once provided quarters for the ladies of the harem. In the centre stands the Baradari, a picturesque white stone edifice which was earlier paved with silver.

National Botanical Research Institute
Located at Sikandar bagh where pitched battles took place during the mutiny of 1857, the institute has a garden and is open to the public from 06 AM to 5 PM.

State Museum/Zoo
A favourite spot for recreation, Lucknow museum houses a large collection of artefacts and memorabilia and is located at Banarasi Bagh, within the city. The Zoo has a lorge collection of animals. Museum Timing: 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM Weekly off: Monday. Zoo timing: 05 AM to 7 PM. Others places of interest include Chhatar Manzil, Maqbara Saadat Ali Khan,Moti Mahal,Dikusha Garden, La Martiniere,Alambagh Palace.

Kukrail Reserve Forest
A picnic spot developed by the Forest Department, it has a deer park and crocodile nursery. A variety of birds and deer can be seen in their natural habitat.

Nawab Ganj Bird Sanctuary
43 km. situated on the Kanpur highway, this sanctuary attracts Siberian migratory birds. The best season to visit is between October and March. Accommodation is available at U.P. Tourism’s Priyadarshini Motel.

Deva Sharif
25 km. The tomb of Syed Haji Waris Ali Shah, known as Deva Sharif, is revered by both Hindus and Muslims. Devotees throng the shrine in October/November when the annual urs of the saint is held.

Naimisharanya – Misrikh
94 km. An important religious centre with the temples of the goddess Lalita, Dadhichi Kund, Vyas Gaddi, Chakratirth and Hanuman Garhi. Rahi Tourist Bungalow Neemsar Distt. Sitapur.

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