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“Pehle Aap” –
Lucknow is the largest city in Uttar Pradesh with the highest Shia Muslim population in India. A city which is famous for its way of hospitality called ‘Adab & Tezjeeb’, dotted with the remnants of its former glory and known for producing a fine piece of embroidery that is ‘Chikankaari’, the City of Nawabs is a must-visit tourist destination where you get some unforgettable warm greetings.
Travelling to North India won’t be accomplished without your visit to the capital of Uttar Pradesh which is located on the bank of Gomti River. The word ‘Tu’ is considered very demeaning in Lucknow and the citizens feel proud while addressing someone with ‘Aap’. Instead of saying ‘Hi’ or ‘Thanks’, they prefer to use words such as ‘Aadaab’, ‘Namaste’, ‘Salaam-Alaikum’, ‘Dhanyawaad’ and ‘Shukriya’. When anyone uses ‘Hum’, he or she is not referring to multiple people while but they respect to our own self with the royal ‘we’.
Aasmaan Ki Kya Hai Taaqat Jo Churaae Lucknow,
Lucknow Mujh Par Fida Hai Mein Fida-e Lucknow
– Sheikh Imam Baksh Nasikh –
“Ama Ye Lucknow Hain Miyan” –
Lucknow is a historical city where a number of beautiful mosques, few wonderful memorials & museums, architectural buildings and natural parks have completely enriched the city and its cultural value. Here is the list of major tourist attractions
- Bara Imambara – Built by Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784, this beautiful building includes the Bhool-Bhulaiya (the labyrinth) which is a famous tourist attraction in Lucknow.
- Chota Imambara – Built as a congregation hall for Shia Muslims by Muhammad Ali Shah in 1838, this place is located near the Bara Imambara.
- Lucknow Zoological Garden – Established in 1921, it is situated in 29 hectares area with around 1000 animals of more than 100 species. Lucknow zoo is also known as Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan.
- Kukrail Picnic Spot – Located away from the centre of the city, it is one of the favourite picnic spots in Lucknow. It was developed by Forest Department which houses a deer park and few endangered species of crocodiles.
- Ambedkar Memorial Park – Also known as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal, this memorial is built using red sandstone brought from Rajasthan. A Bollywood movie Youngistaan (2014) was shot here.
- Janeshwar Mishra Park – It is claimed to be Asia’s 10th largest garden and spread over 376 acres. It is decorated with lakes, sports centre, gymnasium, cycle track, jogging track, theme park and trimmed lawns.
- Chandrika Devi Temple – It is one of the sacred temples of the Hindu goddess Chandika in Lucknow on the bank of river Gomti.
- Indira Gandhi Planetarium – Situated near Dali-Ganj Bridge in Lucknow, it is a novel attraction of the city and installed with an Art projecting system which gives special effects while projecting.
- Jama Masjid – The Mughal style of architecture – Jama Masjid is a place of worship for Shia Muslims especially on Fridays.
- Hazratganj Market – Hazratganj is a best place to have a whale of time in the evening and do not forget to taste the mouth-watering Basket Chat at Royal Café.
- La Martiniere College – Established in 1845, the college has seen generations turning in and transforming to the modern world. The building is an architectural marvel, preserving the history blended with the modern day advancements.
“Muskuraiye Aap Lucknow Mein Hain” –
A popular adage ‘Muskuraiye Aap Lucknow Mein Hain’ is perfectly true because a research study has been conducted by IMRB International in 2015 where it has revealed that Lucknow is the 2nd happiest city in India, only after Chandigarh. (Reference)
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SEE WHAT MISS ADIKA SAYS ABOUT LUCKNOW –
When I first went to Lucknow, I saw a huge crowd at various places and people were busy in community dining. The people on the temples were also squashed like sardines. I politely enquired and got to know about an auspicious occasion of BADA MANGAL celebrated exclusively in Lucknow, a festival devoted to a Hindu deity Lord Hanuman. This holy festival is being organized in the city for the last 400 years. It is celebrated on all Tuesdays of Hindu calendar of Jyeshtha month.
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