Lucknow Travel Guide, India
Lucknow happens to be the capital of the highly populated state of India, Uttar Pradesh. As of the latest consensus, Uttar Pradesh actually has the highest population when compared to the rest of the states. Lucknow is famous for its multiple cultures and was also known as Awadh in olden days. It has been famous for its poems, highly respectful manners, music, beautiful gardens, lovely cuisine that has its roots from the cultures of various Shia Nawabs. Lucknow has been famous amongst historians and poets for all the features mentioned above.
Lucknow is famous by many names like: City of Nawabs, Shiraz - i - Hind, Golden City of the East, and the Constantinople of India.
Lucknow is the second largest city of Uttar Pradesh and is amongst the ten fastest growing not-so-metropolitan cities within India. From the city of Nawabs modern day youth has started to bring in the western culture and the newly created chain of shopping malls is the next talk of the town. Loads of institutions for higher education are another reason why the youth population of Lucknow is growing very fast. Many reputed IT companies also have their offices in the city.
Lucknow is surrounded by many small towns like Kakori (which has an important place in the history of India), Malihabad, Chinhat, Gosainganj, Mohanlal ganj, and Itaunja. Barabanki District surrounds Lucknow from the east, Unnao District covers Lucknow from the west, Raebareli District covers Lucknow from the south, and Sitapur district (as well as the Hardoi District) covers the capital of Uttar Pradesh from the north. Gomti River is the only river which flows through the city and carries the sewage of this capital. Gomti has divided Lucknow into two major sections namely Cis Gomti Region and the Trans Gomti Region. Lucknow is said to be located on the third seismic zone of India.
The months between December and February experience cool winters while the months between April and June experiences hot summers which can many times become unbearable. Lucknow experiences 1010 mm of annual average rainfall and the city has the rainy season between the months of June and September. The minimum temperature in winters could be 3 degrees Celsius while the maximum can reach 21 degrees Celsius. Similarly, for summers the maximum temperature can reach as high as 45 degree Celsius, thus irritating the inhabitants to an extent.
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travel tip by steelfish82 posted more then 30 days ago
Apart from the great architectural heritage the city has, the Mughalai cuisine is something that one should never miss. The famous Kababs(made of mutton) is delicacy that comes from the time of Nawabs. You can get these kababs in every...