Lucknow

Lucknow is the largest city of Uttar pradesh, as well as Administrative Headquarters of the eponymous District and Division and the Capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city that flourished as a North Indian cultural and artistic hub and the seat of power of Nawabs in the 18th and 19th centuries.It continues to be an important centre of governance, administration, education, commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry.

Lucknow, along with Agra and Varanasi, is one of the 3 cities in the Uttar Pradesh Tourism’s Heritage Arc, which is a chain of survey triangulations created by the Government Of Uttar Pradesh to boost tourism in the state.

Different Varieties of mangoes are grown in a block of Lucknow district for export. Main crops are wheat, paddy, sugarcane, mustard, potatoes and vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, tomato &brinjals.Many medicinal and herbal plants are also grown here along with sunflowers, roses and marigolds.

The Lucknow Zoo, one of the oldest in the country, was established in 1921. It houses a rich collection of animals from Asia and other continents. The city also has a botanical garden, which is a zone of wide plant diversity.

The major industries in the Lucknow Urban Agglomeration include aeronautics, machine tools, distillery chemicals, furniture and Chikan embroidery.Lucknow is among the top 15 cities of India by GDP.

Lucknow’s buildings show different styles of architecture with the many iconic buildings built during British and Mughal era.Among the extant architecture there are religious buildings such as Imambaras, mosques, and other Islamic shrines as well as secular structures such as enclosed gardens, baradaris, and palace complexes.

The Awadh region has its own distinct “Nawabi”-style cuisine. The best-known dishes of this area consist of biryanis, kebabs and breads.

Lucknow is multicultural and home to people who use different dialects and languages. Many of the cultural traits and customs peculiar to Lucknow have become living legends today.

Lucknow is the Headquarter for the Badminton Association of India. Located in Gomti Nagar, It was formed in 1934 and has been holding national-level tournaments in India since 1936.