Lucknow, the city of gardens is the capital of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.). This city is also known as the golden city of east and one of the ﬁnest cities of India. Lucknow derives its name from Lakshman, the Lord Rama's younger brother. Lucknow is situated at an altitute of 123 meters above the sea level on the banks of the Gomti river in the heart of eastern U.P. and surrounded by the unrelentingly ﬂat Gangetic plain. Lucknow was the principal centre of the erstwhile Awadh province. Even while keeping pace with modern developments, Lucknow has preserved its golden past and its sublime culture– the Lucknawi Tehzib. Lucknow has also been the home of various poets and writers of Hindi-Urdu literature, dance, music and delicious cuisine. Hindi, Urdu and English are the main languages which are spoken in Lucknow. The best season to visit Lucknow is from October to March. This city is also hub of various national research laboratories i.e. CSIR-CDRI, NBRI, IITR, CiMAP; ICAR- CSSRI, CISH, NBFGR; BSIP, Biotech Park and State & Central University, Medical University i.e. SGPGIMS, KGMU, RMLNLU.
Lucknow, the land of Awadhi cuisine, has much more to offer than what meets the eye. Amid the nawabi atmosphere and the laziness that hangs in the air of this city, food is what keeps them running. From a wide range of lip-smacking kebabs to drool worthy sweetmeats, Lucknow is a heaven for gluttons!
Lucknow also has some exceptional Shopping Markets. Lucknow is known for its chikankari and most of all the tehzeeb. The city of the nawabs and nawabi andaz is a paradise for the shopaholics. You can get numerous stuff in this city whether it is something very high end or something very desi. You will be overwhelmed with the options that you get in Lucknow when it comes to shopping. So do not miss a chance of visiting this historical city and shopping here.
Department of Environmental Microbiology
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University
(A Central University)
Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh-226025, India
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