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: Lucknow, capital of India's most populous state - Uttar
Pradesh. Lucknow, is evocative of a lifestyle long gone by - only
its vestiges are still to be found
in the city's mannerisms and habits. The city probably derives
its name from the legend that Rama gave away this part of the
country to Lakshmana, his younger brother. Lucknow was the abode
of the Nawabs of Avadh, and their regal pastimes and pleasures
were legendry. They refined their formal speech, were fond of
song and dance, and nurtured Urdu verse as well as the Kathak
school of court dances. The food from the royal kitchens was the
result of creative experimentation, exquisite and delicate in
taste. Their monuments excelled in the use of arches, pavilions
and domes. Many of the royal residences are now crumbling, but
the best known of Lucknow's architectural representatives are
the Imambaras, and the bhulbhulaiyan. Lucknow also continues to
be home to the fine chikan embroidery executed with fine skill
on fabrics, sarees and kurtas.
: 79 sq km.
Altitude : 111 Mts(370 ft).
Summer : Max 41.0ºC, Min 22.0ºC.
Winter : Max 33.0ºC, Min 9.0ºC.
Languages spoken : Hindi, Urdu, English.
STD Code : 0522