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About Lucknow

Lucknow ( Hindi: लखनऊ, Urdu: لکھنؤ, Lakhnau ) is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. Lucknow is also the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division.
Located in what was historically known as the Awadh region, Lucknow has always been a multicultural city. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. Lucknow is popularly known as the The City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.
Today, Lucknow is a vibrant city that is witnessing an economic boom and is among the top ten fastest growing non-major-metropolitan cities of India. It is the second largest city in Uttar Pradesh state. The unique combination of its cultured grace and newly acquired pace is its most promising feature that augurs well for the future.
Presently Lucknow  has been developed  in a grand way by  the  Uttar Pradesh Government.  Though  Lord Buddha never came to lucknow . Till now Lucknow was used as a transit to Buddhist Circuit but now it showcase the modern sculpture of the lord , visit huge stupa and grand  idols of  Lord Buddha and see the grandeur of lucknow city also visit Bada Iambada and ChotaIimambada ,  Bhool Bullaiya. Do shoping of chickenkari clothes and dresses which is very light waited and comfortable. People come from all around the world to buy it. It is also very famous for its Zardogi work.  This cosmopolitan city is  popular for it’s famous and delicious non-vegetarian food. So  you will see not only the  traditional culture  in Old Lucknow areas but also the culture of  new era in New Lucknow area.

 Being the capital city of Uttar Pradesh it  is well connected by road, rail and  air  to all cities. It has also an airport which connect Lucknow  to the other famous tourist destination.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CITY
 
Bauddha Vihar Shanti Upvan
5 km away from Charbagh Railway Station on the V.I.P. Road, the Buaddha Shodh SansthanBauddha Vihar Shanti Upvan is another new attraction of the city. The site, spread over an area of about 32.5 acres, presents a rare picture of architecture and symmetry, its magnificent building are built in sand-stone with tall pillars. The Meditation Hall, Library, International Buaddha Shodh Sansthan, four-faceted sculptures Bhikshu Niwas, Restaurant Parking and the lush green gardens are some of the major attractions here.
 
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Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gomti Buddha Vihar
Adjacent to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal, Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthala 30 meter – wide and about 700 meter long stretch of Gomti river front has been developed as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gomti Buddha vihar on an area of 7.5 acres. The 18 feet high four-faced marble statue of Tathagat Gautam Buddha installed here is worth seeing. The embankments on both banks of the river Gomti have been beautified and well illuminated promenades with street furniture have also been constructed.
Rumi Darwaza
The 60 feet high Rumi Gate was constructed under Nawab Rumi Darwaza LucknowAsafl-us-Daula in 1786. It is said to be identical in design to an ancient portal at Constantinople. Its uppermost part consists of an eight faceted chhatri, approachable by a staircase.




Asafi Imambara (Bara Imambara)
Also known as the Bara Imambara, it was built by Nawab Bara Imambara LucknowAsaf-ud-Daula in 1784 and is one of the architectural wonders of that era. Its central hall is said to be the largest vaulted chamber in the world. Except for the galleries in the interior, there is no woodwork in the entire structure. It has large underground passages which have been blocked up. A staircase from outside leads to a series of labyrinths known as Bhool-Bhulaiyan which is a complicated entanglement of zig-zag pass. Visitors are advised to visit only with authorized guides. Within the compound of the Imambara is the grand Asafi Mosque. Shahi Baoli is another attraction here.

Timing : Sunrise to Sunset
Entry fee : Rs. 25.00 (Indian)
Rs. 300.00 (Foreigner) (inclusive of Bara Imambara, Chhota Imambara, Picture Gallery, Shahi Hamam)


Chhota Imambara
Though Popularly called as the Chhota Imambara, the Chota Imambara lucknowHussainabad Imambara stands to the west of Bara Imambara. Built by Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah (1837-42), it is more ornate in design with exquisite chandeliers, gilt-edged mirrors, silver mimbar and colourful stuccos which adorn the interiors. A golden dome and fine calligraphy on the exterior of the building makes it a truly exceptional monument of Mughal architecture (open : 0600 hrs to 1700 hrs.).

Jama Masjid
The construction of Jama Masjid, to the north-west of Jama Masjid LucknowHussainabad Imambara, was started in 1832 AD during the reign of Mohammad Ali Shah but was completed after his death by his begum, Nawab Malika Janah. It is entirely free from the pseudo-Italian art then in vogue in Lucknow and reflects the Mughal style of architecture.


Shahnajaf Imambara
This white domed mausoleum owes its existence to Shahnajaf ImambaraGhazi-ud-din Haider, who on the bank of the Gomti near Sikanderbagh reproduced a copy of Hazrat Ali's burial at Najaf in Iraq. Ghazi-ud-din Haider, and later his three wives, were buried here. The silver tomb of Ghazi-ud-din Haider lies in the centre of this building and is flanked by the more imposing silver and gold tomb of Mubarak Mahal on one side.

 

 
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