Kota Rajasthan Tour Package


Overview

State: Uttar Pradesh
Distance: 497 Km SE of Delhi
By Road: 12hrs
By Rail: 8hrs and 30min
By Air: 1hrs
Location: On the bank of the Gomti River in central UP, 77km from Kanpur
Route: NH24 to Lucknow via Hapur, Moradabad, Rampur, Baraeilly and Shahjahanpur

Fast Fact

  • When to go Lucknow

    Summer is blazingly hot, but winter os deliciously balmy

Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city is well known for its etiquettes and hospitality. Lucknow has a great colonial and nawabi past and moving toward modern way of life. In the past city was center of political happenings and after many years still city holds power in his hand, all the political activities of Uttar Pradesh run from here. The fragrance of ittar, the fineness of chikan embroidery, clarity of Urddu language and the mouthwatering aroma of roasting kabab are main ingredients which stand Lucknow differs from the other cities. Bara Imambara, Clock tower, Saadat Ali's tomb, Lakshman Tila, Rumi Darwaza, Chattar Manzil, Jama Masjid and Moti Mahal are a few main attractions of the city. Lucknow is very well connected to the various parts of the country through plane, train and road transport services. Lucknow is real city to experience old and modern India together.

The area around present day Lucknow has been part of numerous kingdoms ever since the first large states started to form in North India. After a shift of capital from Faizabad in 1775, the city came to prominence and became the hub of cultural activities in Awadh, a state that existed almost independently under the nominal suzerainty of the Mughul Emperor in the 18th century. Awadh was annexed by the British East India Company in 1856, and the last Nawab, Wajid Ali Shah was deposed. The next year saw the city become one of the centers of the Sepoy mutiny of 1857, or the first war of Indian independence, as many view it as. The gradual decline in the rich traditions was inevitable, but thankfully, Lucknow still preserves many of its rich traditions.

Architecture:
The city witnessed a spur in building during the reign of the last Nawabs of Awadh. A large number of magnificent buildings were erected, many of which today form the core of tourism in Lucknow. Bara Imambara, Qaiser Bagh palace, Chattar manzil, and Daulat Khana are some of the best known buildings here. These buildings reflect the fusion of traditional Indian, Islamic, and later European elements, and are among the top tourist attractions in Lucknow.

Cuisine:
Lucknow is well known for the amazing variety of cuisine available here. The city's inhabitants loved their food, and a rich culinary tradition has evolved over centuries to make up the local cuisine of today. Biriyani, kebabs, rumali roti, and a vast range of delicious sweets make the tourists crave for more in the numerous food joints of the city. Western fast food joints also have their presence in the city.

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  • Places to visit in Lucknow

    Bara Imambara
    Built by Nawab Asafuddaula to provide relief to his subjects during the famine of 1784. The splendour of this edifice is a reminder of the past glory of Nawab of Oudh. The Imambara is famous for its simplicity, proportion symmetry and its fascinating architecture. It is unique for the absence of pillars or supports in the main hall, which stands 50 feet tall. The piece of architecture is also known for its spectacular intricate arrangements.

    Shah Najaf Imambara
    The tomb of Nawab Ghaziuddin Haider, and his family are housed in this majestic white domed building . The tombs are plated in silver and gold and the interiors are ornated with floral designs and chandeliers.

    Jama Masjid
    This grand mosque was built by Muhammad Ali Shah in typical Mughal style with tall minarets and onion-shaped domes.

    Chhota Imambara
    This magnificent monument, built by Nawab Mohammed Ali Shah ( 1837 - 1842 ) to the left of Rumi Darwaza is set the monument, is fabulously designed and is adorned by Chandeliers, gilt-edged mirrors, colourful stuccos and the king's brilliant throne in the interior of this tomb.

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