State: Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates: 26.839300 80.923103
The city rose to eminence as the home of nawabs. Lucknow has a vibrant history and is believed that it got its name from Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama and was earlier called Lakshman Pore that later came to known as Lucknow.
Lucknow has always ruled as one of the imperative centers of Muslim cultural influence. The most illustrious and glorious palaces, Haveli, Mosques offers a range of monuments for the visitors to see and appreciate. The city inspires tourists in a way that people who have not experienced it, yearn for it.
It is a voyage into the heart of a city that owes its rich culture to the Nawabs, who were clientele of the music, literature, dance and arts that draw the tourists here. The intricate chikan work, musical ethnicity and the dance forms, cultural traits and customs of Lucknow continue to make their presence felt with time.
For tourists, the city offers a range of monuments. The most famous amongst all is the Imambara in Lucknow. These are the sites for mourning sessions.
The city has a magical allure be it the delicious food, gracious living or its culture, it has continued to share a strong bond with the past, thus leaving an everlasting impression. Even today you can find people greeting each other as 'janab', 'aap', 'pehle aap', etc. Though the mansions have been replaced with flats the city is still and will be as charismatic as before. So lose yourself in the magic and charm of the beautiful city of romance.