What is the story of Lucknow
Welcome to the capital of Uttar Pradesh!
Despite its size and the total of 2.8 million inhabitants, the city of Lucknow, unlike other metropolises in India, is rather unknown abroad. This has the advantage that there are comparatively fewer tourists here than in Delhi or Agra. According to legend, the city was built directly on the Gomati by Rama's brother Laxmana. In Lucknow you have the opportunity to visit the remains of important Islamic buildings, as the so-called Nawabs of Avadh ruled here between the 18th and 19th centuries. Furthermore, the city is known for its great cultural wealth through old traditions in the fields of dance, music and culture. Thus Lucknow is a real insider tip right in the heart of India!
That's what you can see in Lucknow
The Bara Imambara mausoleum served in the middle of the 19th century as a shelter for Indian rebels, who at that time were surrounding the accommodation of the British governor. However, this uprising ended very bloody for the Indians. The mausoleum was built in the name of Nawab Asaf-du-Daula during a period of drought to provide work for the starving population. The former job creation scheme impresses its visitors today with a huge mosque, exotic gardens and architecturally masterful vaulted ceilings. In the immediate vicinity of the mausoleum is the aforementioned Lucknow residence, also built by Nawab Asaf-du-Daula. Unfortunately, only the remains of the once impressive building can be seen today, as it fell victim to the siege of the British. Today there is a museum on the property of the residence, in which you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of the city.
For nature lovers, it is advisable to spend some time in the impressive botanical garden, which is located directly on the Gomati River. Here you have the opportunity to observe exotic animal and plant species up close in their natural environment. How about a visit to the crocodile reserve in Kukrail, which is about 30 minutes outside the city. The focus here is on the protection of species that are threatened with extinction.
In addition to the well-known University of Lucknow, Lucknow also has the largest school in the world. The City Montessori School is now home to an incredible 47,000 students between the ages of 3 and 17 who are taught by a total of over 2,500 teachers. Pay a visit to the huge school complex during your stay and be amazed by the size and the rain of the students.
The city of Lucknow was founded at the beginning of the Mughal Empire at the beginning of the 16th century under the Mughal ruler Babur, which makes the metropolis comparatively young in comparison to other cities in India. Lucknow's past is very multicultural, as followers of Shiite culture, Muslims and Chinese lived together here. One reason for this was and is the Farangi Mahal School of Logic, Philosophy and Law. In 1857, Lucknow was the scene of bloody clashes between Indians and British soldiers after Nawab Wjid Ali Shah was removed from office by the British government. The uprising ended in favor of the British around 1859 when India was declared a formal crown colony.
The nearest airport is in Amausi, about 14 kilometers from the city center. The airport is served by all major cities in India. The city also has direct rail connections to Varanasi, Puri, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Delhi, Dehra Dun, Allahabad and Ahmedabad. A journey by bus is also conceivable, as Lucknow is close to several highways (24, 25 and 28). Thus, several bus routes run regularly from Lucknow to the next larger cities such as Delhi, Agra and Kanpur. Due to the good networking of the highways, a personal journey by rental car is a conceivable alternative.
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