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All You Lucknowis, Do You Know These Facts About Your Lucknow?

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HolidayIQ traveller list down 5 lesser known facts about the multicultural city of Lucknow.

All You Lucknowis, Do You Know These Facts About Your Lucknow?:

  1. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Bara Imambara, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

1. Origin Of Lucknow Can Be Traced Back To Suryavanshi Dynasty

Origin Of Lucknow Can Be Traced Back To Suryavanshi Dynastysource: wikimedia.org

The origin of the mythical city of Lucknow has been a topic of debate for a long time. It can traced by to the Suryavanshi Dynasty. One of the legends says that Lakshmana who accomplished Rama during his years of exile founded the city which came to known as Lakshmanpur then.

HolidayIQ traveller Danish Siddiqui from Lucknow shares, “The capital of Uttar Pradesh and city of Nawabs and kababs the one of the Most beautiful city of India the heart of Lucknow is bhool bhulaiya, Rumi gate and the parks of the city is famous all around the world. Come and see the Shaano shaukat of Nawabi style. The food of Lucknow is awesome. Tundey kababs. Wahid biryani. I am loving it! Come and visit Lucknow great place for holiday fun.”

2. Lucknow Owes The Mughal Empire For Culture And Historic Evolution

Lucknow Owes The Mughal Empire For Culture And Historic Evolutionsource: wikimedia.org

From 1350 onwards, Lucknow and parts of the Awadh region were ruled by the Delhi Sultanate, Sharqi Sultanate, Mughal Empire, Nawabs of Awadh, the British East India Company (EIC) and the British Raj.

HolidayIQ traveller Prachi Sahni from New Delhi shares, “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 and adequately. The city will happily hold your hand & show you around. It is quite miraculous.”

3. Lucknow Was One Of The Hotspots Of Rebellious Activities During The Rebellion Of 1857

Lucknow Was One Of The Hotspots Of Rebellious Activities During The Rebellion Of 1857source: wikimedia.org

Lucknow was one of the major centres of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and actively participated in India's independence movement, emerging as a strategically important North Indian city.

HolidayIQ traveller Aspirant Abhi shares, “When you come to Lucknow you see some awesome locations as Bada Imambara, Bhool Bhulaiya having some great ideas behind the architectures made when you go above the top of the building you can see great view of the River Gomti the traffic moving and the birds flying in the sky and so many pigeons flying through the open spaces in the awesome architecture of Imambara. In Lucknow we see places as residency which beautiful example of old age and places like chowk and Aminabad where you can get great food to eat and a nice market to shop for everyone in your family it's a treat to watch these beautiful locations.”

4. Bara Imambara In Lucknow Houses Asia’s Largest Hall Without Any Additional Support Of Beams Or Pillars

Bara Imambara In Lucknow Houses Asia’s Largest Hall Without Any Additional Support Of Beams Or Pillarssource: wikimedia.org

There are eight surrounding chambers built to different roof heights, permitting the space above these to be reconstructed as a three-dimensional labyrinth with passages interconnecting with each other through 489 identical doorways.

HolidayIQ traveller Amit Joshi shares, “This is a must visit destination whenever you come to Lucknow especially the Bhulbhule, which is made inside the walls of the front facade. The Dome of the imambara has no pillars and is entirely supported on the walls of Bhool Bhulaiya. Bhool Bhulaiya is the only Labyrinth that can be found in India.”

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