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Srijan Srivastava

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I love Lucknow

Lucknow has one of the best educational institutions in India and the standard of education is considered to be very high compared to many other states in the country. It is for this reason that students graduating from the Universities in Lucknow are one of the most sought after by the multinationals, Corporates and big industrial houses.
Lucknow is a hub for education for students from all over India and many parts of the world as well. The Common Entrance Test popularly called the CET for admission into the professional course like Engineering, Medicine, Information Technology is very popular throughout the country that students from every nook and corner of India tries their might to get come out successful seeking admission to the varous institutes and colleges of Uttar Predesh in general and Lucknow in particular. Institutions here have excelled in the deliverance of high-quality education in various disciplines to enable students to be prepared for a highly competitive working environment after graduation.
Lucknow has the pride of having the world renowned University like the Banaras Hindu University, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Central Tibetan University, Al Jamia Tus Salafiah, School of Management Scinces, you. P. Autonomous College, Saraswati Engineering College, Jeewandeep Institute of Management Technology and M. Institute of Management technology. The standard of education is already high and rising rapidly to meet the standard of the new Internet Economy. Among schools some of the best known ones are Sunbeem School (for boys and girls), Sunbeem Academy (for boys and girls), W. H. Smith Memorial English School, Children's Academy, Jeewandeep Public School, St. Xavier High School, Jhons School, Mary's Convent School and International Hindu School. These schools place emphasis on a good academic education as well as extra-curricular activities to provide a well balanced education. Admissions to any of the good schools is very difficult. As far as medical colleges are concerned some of the best known ones are IMS BHU. Some of these are world-famous and offer exchange programs with the leading institutes in the world. There are several computer training centers like NIIT, Aptech and hundreds of well equipped and well known computer teaching schools.

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Prachi Sahni

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9 reviewsPosted 2 years ago
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Lucknow - City of Nawaabs

Lucknow is not a destination. It is a journey.

From being laid down by Lord Lakshmana to being ruled by Mughal emperors to being the administrative capital during the British Raj to finally being the capital of Uttar Pradesh Lucknow has seen it all & how & through all of this Lucknow proudly has lived up to its reputation of being a city of culture, gracious living, rich cuisine & beauty.

Lucknow comes across as a fairly simple & easy city. Traces of each of the era the city has lived through are sure to be seen & felt quite easily & adequately. The city will happily hold your hand & show you around. It is quite miraculous.

Once in Lucknow, celebrations of 'Bada Mangal' cannot be missed. It is a festival devoted to Lord Hanuman & is unique to the city. One can see orange colored 'Boondi ke laddoo' being distributed across all temples (cannot be missed! ).

Lucknow was the home of the Nawabs of Avadh (Oudh) who were great patrons of the culinary and other arts, particularly dance and music, poetry, finer aspects of lifestyle. Hence, Lucknow is often lovingly referred to as the city of Nawaabs, Tehzeeb (Respect), Kebab (Food) & Shabaab (Beauty).

Lucknow's 'Chikankaari' has been an integral part of the Indian culture since time immemorial & was highly patronized by the Mughals. This exquisite needle & hand work is admired world over & has trickled into every section of fashion world. The natural 'Itra' (perfume unique to Lucknow) carries the aroma of Lucknow's rich culture & sophistication. It is a must buy!

The city is Sprinkled with several Mughal and British Raj-era buildings & mausoleums - Residency, Bara Imambara including the incredible Bhool Bhullaiya, Rumi Darwaza, Jama Masjid to name a few. Getting lost in Bhool Bhullaiya is a must when visiting Lucknow. It is a labyrinth of hundreds of narrow stairway passages, some of which also have dead ends, which was constructed to confuse intruders. It is one of the most mysterious places I have come across. One can also take a 'Tanga ride' to Chhota Imambara from here. The 'tanga wallahs' are very interactive & it is quite interesting to understand the difference between a 'tanga', 'ikka', 'Bagghi' & 'Khadh-khadha', all the incredible modes of transport used by the Nawaabs.

The Railway Station of Lucknow needs a special mention too. One of the prettiest stations ever. You would often hear Lucknowites say 'Yahan par sab nawaab hain! ' The soul of the city cannot be summed up better. Every Lucknowi is a nawab & as a guest to the city one is sure to be treated as a Nawaab too.

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