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The city of Lucknow is not only the capital of uttar Pradesh state, but is also famous with many names such as Golden City of the East, Land of Nawabs and Kababs, etc. Through the city, there is the river Gomti flowing and mangoes of the species Dasheri from Lucknow is well known all around the world. There are many other things in the city, for which it is well known and they are perfumes, silks, exoticness of the architecture, jewellery, poetry, dramas & theatres, cuisines, muharram celebrations, ethnic music, and a number of customs that belong to the nawabs. Plenty of non veg items are found in many street vending shops.

  FACTS & FIGURES :   
  Area   79 sq km 
  Language  Hindi, Urdu, English. 
  Rainfall  44 cm 

How To Reach:

By Rail :
Agra, Allahabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad, dehradun, Amritsar, Kolkata, guwahati, Mumbai, jammu, Varanasi, etc.

By Road :
Lucknow is having good connections with many cities such as Agra (363 km), Delhi (497 km), Allahabad (225 km), Kanpur (79 km), Varanasi (305 km), Calcutta (985 km), etc.

By Air :
Indian Airlines provides flights connecting Lucknow with Delhi, Mumbai , Calcutta and Pune  

Shopping :

The cotton textiles in Lucknow are well known along with various zari works that are done on sarees, embroidery on different fabrics, and works of chikenkaari. Perfumes are well known in Lucknow. The main market areas in Lucknow are Janpath as well as Hazratganj. Gold and silver works such as brocades are famous here, along with a variety of figurines made of clay, silverware, and pottery.

Industries :

Plenty of large as well as medium level industries are available in lucknow, numbering 39. But majority of handcrafts are done in the small scale enterprises, which are 12058 in number and handicrafts making units are about 21895. The location of the city is superior as an industrial centre because it is having a stable economy and industrial centre. Good airport, many banks with their branches, and agricultural which is flourishing can be an oppoeutntiy. Some of the products with manufacturing units in and around Lucknow are paper products and the accessories, plastics, chemicals, locomotives and engineering of Tata, Scooters India Ltd, Meakins Breweries Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Union Carbide Ltd, etc.

Culture and Lifestyle :

Lucknow City in Uttar Pradesh is one of the very mysterious cities because of the large number of lanes and roads that twist among each other. This is a city that has helped in the coming together of its past and the present with extreme ease, like no other city. There are some imambaras,  Zardozi crafts, chikankari, and other things, there are also high standard restaurants, hotels, furnished showrooms, cyber cafes, clubs, pool parlours, discotheques, etc. Many infotech companies are coming into lucknow to open their branches in the city along with plenty of corporate houses. Gradually shedding the garb of a gentle laid back city, Lucknow is gradually developing into a corporate centre, transforming gradually into a cosmopolitan city. Lucknow’s culture with all its diversity has brought many people to settle from outside. People from all over the country have successfully made this city as their native places. The glory of its heritage makes lucknow the promising city with a future. It is considered as a place for learning since the ancient times. Also known as the garden city and with plenty of monuments, lucknow is having a number of religious places and has become a centre for various festivals and celebrations. The culture is clearly reflective of the Ganga jamuni Tehzeeb. Drama, art, dance, music and such cultures were very much famous in this region because of the present of connoisseurs in the city from all walks of life. New crafts in the dresses such as zardozi and Chikan works were flaunted by the people who wore these for the elegance in their dresses. Cookery flourished in lucknow due to the creation of many ideas by the famous chefs. Along the river Gomti, both the old and the new lucknow cities have developed closely with a mix of modern and ancient cultures as well as the myriad shopping plazas. The city is nowadays a hub for various educational institutions where old and the new cultures are mingled together and the old and new cultures are in harmony with all their differences.

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