In the last millennium, Lucknow, which forms a part of Awadh region, was ruled by the Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire and Awadh Nawabs. Later Lucknow, capital of the most populous state of Uttar Pradesh in India, came under the rule of the Britishers. First War of Independence in 1857 was launched from Lucknow Residency. This is now a popular place to visit in Lucknow.

One of the most popular places to visit in Lucknow is the centuries-old Asafi Imambara, which is popularly known as Bara Imambara. The labyrinth, Bhool Bhulaiya, is inside the Bada Imambara. Once enter the Bhool Bhulaiya, the unaccustomed visitors will find it difficult to come out of it. Chattar Manzil, Baradari and Dilkusha are the other places to visit in Lucknow. These places are frequented by the travellers.

The ‘City of Parks’ has a number of beautiful and spacious parks. Among them are Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, New Ambedkar Memorial Park, Kanshi Ram Memorial Park, Lohia Park, Swarn Jayanti Park, Globe Park, Haathi Park, Buddha Park, Neebu Park, National Botanical Garden at Sikandarbagh and Kukrail Reserve Forest. These parks are popular places to visit in Lucknow. Lucknow has a number of research institutions like Central Drug Research Institute, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research and National Botanical Research Institute.

Hazratganj and the nearby Janpath are the central markets in Lucknow. Other main markets in the city are located in Aminabad, Mahanagar, Indiranagar and Chowk. Lucknow is famous for Chikan work on clothes. The clothes of Chikan work are mainly available in the markets of the Chowk area. Lucknow is a treat for food lovers. It has a distinct Nawabi style.

Lucknow has extreme climates in summer and winter. The temperatures often reach zero degrees centigrade in winter and 45 degree centigrade in summer. Lucknow is well connected by all modes of transport. Lucknow has all types of hotels to meet the demands of various categories of travellers.

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