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Lucknow Get Floored by the Mannerism and Architectural Brilliance of The city of Nawab

lucknow“Lucknow, the “”Constantinople of India”” is popularly known as the city of Nawabs and is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of River Gomti and its history dates back to the time of Suryavanshi dynasty. Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula founded this city, which served as the capital of Awadh. It is indeed in this period that the city got its courteous culture and sumptuous cuisine. Lucknow has still maintained its old-world charm and glory, despite of its unprecedented growth and modernization.

Visitors coming to Lucknow will surely be surprised with the mannerism and tehzeeb for which the city is renowned all-over. Though, the architecturally brilliant mansions have given way to apartments due to the growing population, still the love, warmth and hospitality of the city is highly infectious and has touched everyones heart. The nawabi era has not just bestowed Lucknow with fine mannerism and mouth-watering cuisine but even music, dance, art, crafts and literature also flourished during this period. All the major highlights and attractions of the city are still well maintained and preserved by the local people.

Besides culture and mannerism, Lucknow also boasts of impressive monuments and buildings, which are testimony to the splendid Awadh architecture. The tourists visiting this nawabi city are sure to get awe-struck with the magnificence of monuments such as Shah Najaf Imambara, Kaiserbagh Palace, Taluqdar Hall, Hazrat Mahal Park and Rumi Darwaza, the gateway to Lucknow city, which is counted amongst the best architectural structures in India. However, the most renowned attraction of the city is the Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, and Bhool Bhulaiya, an impressive and huge tomb complex and an interesting labyrinth built in 1783.

Jama Masjid, built by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the year 1423, is another major attraction of the city. Known for its brilliant architecture and intricate style of design, it is built entirely of yellow sandstone and is regarded as one of the most beautiful mosques of India. There is much to see and do in Lucknow, as the tourists have the opportunity to visit the ruins of the 1857 Memorial Museum and Lucknow Residency in a Raj era compound that includes scene of the 1857 battle. Along with the amazing monuments and places, Lucknow also has its share of greens in the form of Botanical garden, Buddha Park, Lucknow Zoo, Sikander Bagh and Kukrail Forest Reserve.

Lucknow, the birth place of Hindi and Urdu languages, has enormously contributed to Indian poetry and literature. Not only this, it is also believed that musical instruments such as Sitar and Tabla also found its way in the streets of the city along with the famous dance form Kathak. The famous chikankari work also originated from the city and some of the best craftsmen of the country can also be found in this city. There is so much to describe in this magnificent city that one will find difficult to summarize the city in just few words.

A magical charm surrounding the city is sure to take by surprise to each and every tourist visiting it. If anyone feels like exploring this wonderful city then Maharajas’ Express gives you brilliant opportunity of exploring this city along with its The Indian Panorama itinerary. This luxury train tour will let tourists discover the royal legacy and rich heritage of the city in a distinct style.”