Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, extends along the banks of the River Gomti. The creator of Lucknow as it is today was Nawab Asaf ud Daula. The city became known as a centre for Urdu poetry and courtly diction, and reached its acme during the reign of Wajid Ali Shah who was a connoisseur of music and poetry.
The 60 feet high Rumi Gate was constructed under Nawab Asafl-us-Daula in 1786. It is said to be identical in design to an ancient portal at Constantinople. Its uppermost part consists of an eight faceted chhatri, approachable by a staircase.
The city's restaurants serve a variety of continental, Chinese and Indian cuisine. Some of them are :
The main shopping areas in the city are Hazratganj closed on (Sunday), Aminabad (Thursday), Chowk (Thursday), Nakkhas (Thursday), Sadar (Thursday), Narhi (Monday), Kaiserbagh (Thursday), Alambagh (Thursday), Aliganj )Wednesday), Indira Nagar (Wednesday), Gomti Nagar (Wednesday).
Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport Lucknow, Lucknow is directly connected with Delhi, Patna, Calcutta, Bombay and Varanasi by direct flights.
A major railway junction, Lucknow is conveniently connected to many cities.
Lucknow is connected by road with all the major cities of the country.
8 KM. A picnic spot towards Khurram Nagr Ring Road developed by the Forest department, it has a deer park and a crocodile nursery. A variety of birds and deer can be seen in their natural habitat.