Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is also an administrative district of the state with headquarters at Lucknow city. The district is surrounded on the eastern side by District Barabanki, on the western side by district Unnao, on the southern side by Raebareli and on the northern side by Sitapur and Hardoi districts. Lucknow also forms a part of Lucknow division.
Lucknow, the erstwhile capital
of Avadh was a great cultural centre during 18th century. The credit
goes to the Nawabs of Awadh, who took keen interest in every walk of
life and encouraged them to attain a rare degree of perfection. Under
them music and dance flourished and many buildings were erected. In 1856, the British annexed Lucknow and deposed its last nawab, Wajid Ali Shah.
Lucknow holds the glory of being one of the finest cities of India with
numerous monuments of Mughal and colonial era. The city is also known
for its various renowned educational and cultural institutions.
Hussainabad Imambara, Shah Najaf Imambara, Kukrail Reserve
Forest, Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, Deva Sharif, Naimisharanya – Misrikh.
Facts & Figures
|Area||2528 sq. km|
|Latitude||26°30 & 27°10 North|
|Longitude||80°30 & 81°13 East|
|Population density||1456 per sq. km|
|No. of Tehsil||04|
|No. of Blocks||08|
|No. of Towns||10|
|No. of Villages||823|
|Average rainfall||1000 mm|
|Postal Code (Lucknow HO)||226001|
How to Reach
Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh is well connected by all of the three means of transportation
– air, rail and road. The city is directly linked with New Delhi,
Patna, Kolkata, Mumbai, Varanasi and other major cities by Amausi
airport. Similarly it is also linked to north, east, south and west
through rail and road links.
There are frequent bus services from Lucknow to almost all parts of the state and also to New Delhi, the national capital. UPSRTC Bus Stand, Charbagh, UPSRTC Bus Stand, Kaiserbagh are connected by road with all the major cities of the country.