India was once the city of nawabs, traces of which you will find in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow. The spell and grandeur of Mughal reign still lingers in the air of the city where you will find several monuments and palaces from the times of the kings and nawabs. It is one of the significant reasons why tourism in Lucknow is a growing industry and foreign travellers love to be part of Adabs and Tahjeebs (hospitality and manners) of the nawabs.
Lucknow is very popular for its cultural values, heritage, food and its people. Women love to revel in the traditional dance form Kathak which speaks volumes about the essence and roots of India. Tourists flocking the region marvel at the architectural wonders and splendid designs reflected in the remnants of the enriching cultural and historical past displayed at several monuments, palaces and forts.
The city is a symbol of harmonious relationship between the Hindus, Sikhs and the Muslims. The common dialect spoken in Lucknow is Hindi, Urdu and other Hindustani languages. Lucknow gives you the reason to taste the true flavours of India as it is famous for kebabs, sweets and various Mughal delicacies integral to India's culinary specialties.
Some of the places of attractions in Lucknow are Bara Imambara, Lucknow Zoo, British Residency, Hazratganj, Chhota Imambara, Dr. Ambedkar Park, Aminabad, Moti Mahal, Constantia House, Chakra Tirth Temple, Husainabad Clock Tower, etc.
At the heart of the city is Rumi Darwaza which is a popular Mughal getaway that speaks highly about the history of India. Spot the huge arched wall near the 18th-century Bara Imambara shrine. Go upstairs where you will find a maze of narrow tunnels that lead to the highest spot from where you can catch breathtaking views of the city.
True indeed, the several architectural styles and beautiful monuments of Lucknow add to the success story of Lucknow tourism.