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About Travelling To Lucknow

Historically, Lucknow was the capital of the Awadh region and controlled by the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughals Later, the Nawabs of Awadh took over. After the defeat of the region by Lord Clive, the East India Company took control. In 1857, it came under British rule. After several decades in independent India (since 1947), it has become the 74th fastest growing city in the world.

Lucknow is the anglicized name of the old name Lakhnau. The name is believed to have been in honor of Lakshman, the brother of Lord Rama, in the Hindu epic Ramayana.

Lucknow is served by many railway stations. The main Lucknow Railway station (Charbhag) has an imposing building built in 1923. It is the Northern Railway division’s head quarters. The second long distance railway station in Lucknow is the Lucknow Junction run by the North Eastern railways. Lucknow is connected to all major cities of India.

The city has a total of 14 stations and all are connected to meter gauge and broad gauge railways. There is a suburban train connection to city of Kanpur. You can order for Food Delivery in train at Lucknow with online services like http://www.travelkhana.com. They help deliver Food in train at Lucknow.

TOURIST PLACES:

Parks:

• Ambedkar memorial: Located in Gomati Nagar and dedicated to Dalit leaders like B.R. Ambedkar. It was built of red sand stone from Rajasthan.

• Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Park: Jogging area and recreational park

• Swarna Jayanti Smriti Vihar Park: Jogging and recreational park

Historic Places:

• Bada Imambara and Bhool Bhulliaya: Built in 1783, it is a large tomb complex. It features crumbling edifices of Mughal architecture.

• Rumi Darwaza

• Chota Imambara: Built in 1837 by Nawab of Oudh as a grand mausoleum

• La Martiniere College: One of the oldest schools in the country (started in 1845)

• Hussainabad Clock tower

• Lucknow Residency: Scene of massacre of British in the 1857 Indian Mutiny

• Dilkusha ruins

• Kukrail Crocodile sanctuary

• Qaiserbagh complex

• Botanical gardens

• Buddha park

• Indira Gandhi planetarium

• Shaheed smarak

• Deva Sharif: Attracts pilgrims of all religions

• Nawabganj bird sanctuary: On Kanpur- Lucknow road