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Straddling both banks of the Gomti River, a tributary of the Ganges, Lucknow is the capital of India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. Neglected by most tourists, Lucknow is certainly worth a visit. Modem Lucknow is largely the creation of the nawabs of Oudh and parts of the city still retain an 18th-century flavour. The nawabs were the descendants of the Persian merchant adventurer, Saadat Khan, who was rewarded for his services to the Mughal court with the govemorship of the province in 1732. His successor, SafdarJung, ruled from Delhi and is buried there. The fourth of the ten nawabs, Asaf-ud-Daula, moved the court to Lucknow and turned the city into a centre of Urdu poetry, courtly diction, music and dance. At the beginning of the 19th century, under Ali Khan, the court blossomed. The continued emphasis on the building of palaces and mosques, the pursuit of pleasure in the harem, and the largely incompetent rule led to the province being annexed by the British in 1856. The cult of the sophisticated courtesan was a legendary part of the nawabs' life. 

Reasons to visit
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Asafi Masjid
Asafi Masjid is the tomb of a Shi'ite Muslim holy man - was built in 1784 by Asaf-ud-Daula as a famine relief project. The central hall of the Imambara, 50 metres long and 15 metres high, is one of the largest vaulted galleries in the world and the roof has been put together with interlocking bricks without using a beam or a girder.

Bada Imambara
Bada Imambara is an imambara complex in Lucknow, India, built by Asaf-ud-daulah, Nawab of Lucknow, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara. Bara means big, and an imambara is a shrine built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari. The Bara Imambara is among the grandest buildings of Lucknow.

Chhatar Manzil
One of the imposing structures built by the Nawabs of Lucknow, Chattar Manzil is a very famous tourist attraction of Lucknow. The most unique thing about the Chattar Manzil of Lucknow is the strikingly different architecture.

Chhota Imambara
Chota Imambara is the landmark of Lucknow. This monument is also known as Husseinabad Imambara in Lucknow as this place was the office of the erstwhile Husseinabad trust that owned the city once. Chota Imambara is an imposing monument located in the Old City area of Lucknow close to Chowk.

Clock Tower
Between the Bara Imambara and Chhota Imambara is the Clock Tower of Lucknow. This huge tower was constructed by Nawab Nasir-ud-Din Haider in the year 1880. The Clock Tower in Lucknow reaches upto a staggering height of 221 feet and is the tallest Clock Tower in India. The Clock tower also has the biggest fitted clock that cost the government around Rs. 1.75 lakhs at that time.

Lucknow is famous for Chikan work, jewelry and ornaments.

Festive Celebrations 
The famous festival of Lucknow is Deepawali (Festival of Lights).

How to get there
By Road : Lucknow is well connected by a network of roads and road transport to all major towns of India.
By Air : Lucknow is well connected by air with the major cities and towns in India.
By Rail : Lucknow has two main rail junctions - Charbagh and Lucknow. It has good rail network touching all the important rail junctions in the country.

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