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Lucknow: City of Nawabs - A Photo Tour

Updated: Mar 11, 2020

Lucknow, one of the culturally rich cities with some interesting architectural wonders, was ruled by the Delhi Sultanate. And was the capital of Awadh during the Mughal Rule. Eventually when the British took over Awadh, the British East India Company abolished the Mughal rule. Lucknow has also been a centre for many freedom movements.

Today’s modern Lucknow, spread on both sides of Gomti river is a perfect blend of ancient and modern with its Adab and Tehzeeb still intact, its beautiful monuments well preserved and its unique culinary style is still well maintained from the times of Royal Nawabs. Lucknow has also preserved its art in the form of music through Gazals, Thumri, Dadra, Qawali, Khayal, Shero Shairi, in the form of dance as Kathak and in the form of fabric as the world famous Chikamkari embroidery.

You would have heard this dialogue in many movies or you might have read it at the Lucknow’s Charbaug railway station.

“Agar Aap Tehzeeb aur Nazakat se Ittefaaq Rakhte hain, Beshaq Muskuraiye ki Aap Lucknow me Hain!!”

Which means, ‘if you coincidently come across etiquettes and grace, then just smile undoubtedly, you are in Lucknow'.

And when you read this, it instantaneously brings a wide smile on your face. It also give us a glimpse of Lucknow’s humble, warm and welcoming people.

Here are a few photos of our quick yet very exciting trip to Lucknow.

1. Bara Imambara and Jama Masjid

2. Hussainabad Imambara or Chota Imambara

3. Rumi Darwaza

4. Jama Masjid

5. Chattar Manzil

6. Clock Tower

7. Satkhanda

8. British Residency

Lucknow did not disappoint us at all. We have a great time and enjoyed the trip, the place, its culture, the hospitality, the cuisine very well and came back some with some great memories.

Happy Travels!

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