About the City

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.

  • Area : 2528 sq.km
  • Population :3647834 (2001 Census)
  • Altitude : 123 meters above sea level
  • Season : October - March
  • Clothing (Summer) / (Winter) :Cottons / Woollens
  • Language : Hindi, Urdu, English
  • Festivals :Holi, Dussehra-Ramlila, Diwali, Jamghat, Bada Mangal Mela, Id-ul-zuha, Id-ul-Fiter, Shab-e-Barat, Lucknow Mahotsav (Nov. 25-Dec.5)
  • Local Transport : Bus/Tempo/Auto Rckshaw /Taxi/Tonga/Cycle Rickshaw
  • STD Code : 0522

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Places of Interest

Rumi Darwaza

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.

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Travel Information

  • UPTours (U.P.S.T.D.C.)Hotel Gomti, 6 Sapru Marg, Ph : 0522 - 0522-2612659, 2615005
  • Thomas Cook 68, Hazratganj (First Floor) Ph : 0522 - 4002182, 4002185-86
  • Civika Travels Pvt. Ltd. Aakriti Tower, V.S. Marg Ph : 0522 - 2237438-40-79, 2239305, 2235860
  • Mayfair Air Travel Services (Pvt.) Ltd. Hazratganj Ph : 0522 - 3018600-05


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Restaurants & Hospitals

Restaurants

The city's restaurants serve a variety of continental, Chinese and Indian cuisine. Some of them are :

  • Brij Ki Rasoi, Sitapur Road, Ph : 0522 - 2394535, 2734551-52
  • Naushi Jaan, China Bazar, Ph : 0522 - 2280294
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Sports & Recreation

  • Lucknow Golf Club. Kalidas Marg Ph : 0522 - 2620631, 2239275

  • Raj Bhawan Golf ClubRaj Bhawan Colony

  • Mouribagh Golf Course,Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Cantt. Ph : 0522 - 2296098

  • Boat Club (Water Sports), Near Laxman Mela Ground

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Shopping

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).

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Tourist Information

  • Directorate of Tourism, U.P.C-13, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar Ph : 0522 -0522-2307028, 2308916 (PBX) Fax : 2308937
  • Regional Tourist Office C-13, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar Ph : 0522 - 2304870
  • Tourist Reception Counter Amausi Airport
  • Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam, Fun and Learn School, Nr. Hutch House, Shahnajaf Rd. Ph : 0522 - 2615866
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Accessibility

Air

Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport Lucknow, Lucknow is directly connected with Delhi, Patna, Calcutta, Bombay and Varanasi by direct flights.

Rail

A major railway junction, Lucknow is conveniently connected to many cities.

Road

Lucknow is connected by road with all the major cities of the country.

Banks, Post & Telegraph

Banks
  • Allahabad Bank Main Branch, Hazratganj Ph : 0522 - 2288411, 2286374.
  • H.D.F.C. Bank, Hazratganj. Ph : 0522 - 3989123.
  • Union Bank of India Hazratganj, Ph : 0522 - 2624415, 2262417
  • SBI, Ashok Marg.Ph : 0522 - 2287274, 2262417

Excursions

Kukrail Reserve Forest

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.

Important Addresses

  • Commissioner : Ph. (0522) 2613510 (O), 2308277 (R)
  • Police : 100, 2229999.
  • Fire : 101
  • Ambulance : 102
  • D.M. : Ph. (0522) 2625663, 2623024 (O), 2623912, 2614700 (R)
  • S.S.P. : Ph. (0522) 2628965 (O), 2625983 (R)
  • C.D.O. (Chief Development Officer) : Ph. 2348822