Located in what was historically known as the Awadh region, Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh and has always been a multicultural city. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia have also bestowed the title of the City of Nawabs upon Lucknow. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-e-Hind and the Constantinople of India. Now it’s placed among the fastest growing cities of India and is rapidly emerging as a manufacturing, commercial and a retailing hub. This unique combination of cultural traditions and brisk economic growth provides Lucknow with an aura that refuses to fade away. Lucknow has developed as a metro city of Uttar Pradesh and is the second largest city in the state, the biggest being Kanpur. Lucknow has Asia's first human DNA bank. This is world's second bank having DNA Identification System (DIS) and has been established in the Biotech Park under the public private partnership with IQRA Biotech Services. Straddling the river Gomti, modern Lucknow is a bustling metropolis. Historically, it was also a centre of Urdu literature.
Urdu, Hindi and English
When to visit:
Lucknow has a warm subtropical climate, characterised by cool moist winters and dry hot summers. The monsoons in Lucknow are usually from mid-June to mid-September and the best time to visit the city would be November to March.
Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Amousi, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - 226009.