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Visit Lucknow in India and Get Engrossed in the Cultural Grandeur

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is culturally rich from every nook and corner. Often called as the City of Nawabs, the charm and extravagance of Lucknow leaves lasting memories.

Accommodation
Accommodation in Lucknow is aided by many budget Hotels
, mid range and luxury hotels. Many budget hotels serve homemade food. Mostly hotels are equipped with air conditioners, internet connection and cable TV. Room options include A/c rooms, Suites, Executive class etc. Youth hostels and guest houses are also available.

History
Lucknow derives its name from Lakshmana, one of the characters in Epic Ramayana. Historically, Lucknow was mostly ruled by Nawabs from the Delhi Sultanate, The Mughals, the Nawabs of Awadh etc. By virtue of the inclination of Nawabs towards art, architecture, music etc, Lucknow became one of the culturally rich places of India.

Popular Places
Asafi Imambara, popularly known as Bara Imambara is the most popular tourist site in Lucknow. The Mughal style architectural grandeur built in the late 18th century is simply incredible. The magnificent mosque and Bhulbhulaiya, labyrinth, draws visitors. Very close to the Bara Imambara is the marvellous Chota Imambara built in the early 19th century. The view of its golden dome in the illuminations is truly mesmerizing. Awadh architectural grandeur is well depicted by the glorious 60 feet Rumi Darwaza. From the top, it offers splendid views of the city and the structure itself glows in full glory in the illuminations.

A glimpse of the British rule is well depicted at the Residency, headquarters of the British Resident. The Residency complex is known for the mutiny during the first war of Independence in 1857. Clock tower, Vidhan Sabha and the Charbagh railway station are other marvelous architectures built during the British rule. Colorful parks viz., Swarn Javanti Park, Indira Nagar Aurobindo Park are teemed with visitors while the National Botanical garden along the river of Gomti is a must visit.

Getting Around
Lucknow is well connected domestically and frequent trains and flights ply from Delhi. City buses, cycles and auto rickshaws, taxis aid in getting around the city. A well informed guide facilitates to quickly get around.

Places of Entertainment
Reserve forest, Crocodile Park, Nawabganj Bird sanctuary offers splendid time to nature lovers while shopping lovers can engross in the quaint shopping centre of Aminabad. The new malls cum multiplexes offer delightful entertainment. Lucknow is famous for its Chikan embroidery style clothes and visitors can find many retail stores with Chikan dresses. A trip to Lucknow is incomplete without tasting the famous Mughal delicacies, Kebabs and Tikkas.

Currency
Visitors can check internet and news for the latest exchange rate for Indian Rupee.

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