Lucknow

Published: 26.09.2010
Updated: 17.12.2012

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India


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Lucknow

Hindi: लखनऊ,
Urdu: لکھنؤ

is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh in India.Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division.

Located in what was historically known as the Awadh(Oudh) region, Lucknow has always been a multicultural city, and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th & 19th centuries. 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 City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.

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