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.