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Lucknow | Lucknow Railway Station | Trains Lucknow | Lucknow Express | Lucknow To Nainital Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh in India. Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division. Located in what was originally known as the Awadh (Oudh) region, Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city, and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th and 19th centuries. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronised by the Shia Nawabs of Iranian origin, are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. Lucknow is popularly known as The City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India. Lucknow to Nainital distance is roughly around 400 kms.

The Lucknow city is also famous for its Zari work (a type of embroidery or fabric decoration), 'Jhumka' - an intricate ear-rings or ear-pendants, Surma (Kohl and Manja. Manja (the glass powder coated kite flying and fighting string) called 'Luddhi Manja'. This manja thrives on a secret recipe of rice, fevicol and glass, all in good quantity. It is also a huge center for the manufacture of furniture and for trade in cotton, grain, and sugar.

Geography of Lucknow Geography of Lucknow

Situated in the heart of the great Gangetic plain, Lucknow city is surrounded by its rural towns and villages like the orchard town of Malihabad, historic Kakori, Mohanlal ganj, Gosainganj, Chinhat, Itaunja. On its eastern side lies Barabanki District, on the western side is Unnao District, on the southern side Raebareli District, and on the northern side the Sitapur and Hardoi districts. The Gomti River, the chief geographical feature, meanders through the city, dividing it into the Trans-Gomti and Cis-Gomti regions. Lucknow city is located in the seismic zone.

History of Lucknow History of Lucknow

Ancient history of Lucknow is mired in mystries and folk sayings. It is popularly believed that Lucknow derives its name from Lakshman who was also known as Lakhan Lakshman was the younger brother of Lord Rama, greatest hero of Suryawanshi kshatriya clan of India. Ram ordered Lakshman to establish a new town near Ayodhya (capital of Rama). Lakshman came to this area and built a strong fort. The present Lakshman Teela in Lucknow is believed to be the site of ancient city of Lakhanpur, built by Lakshman.

Post independence Lucknow Post independence Lucknow :-

In 1901, after remaining the capital of Oudh since 1775, Lucknow, with a population of 264,049, was merged in the newly formed United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. However, it became the provincial capital in 1920 when the seat of government was moved from Allahabad. Upon Indian independence in 1947, Lucknow became the capital of Uttar Pradesh, the erstwhile United Provinces.

Climate - Weather of Lucknow Climate - Weather of Lucknow

Summer 45 C to 30 C, Winter 25 C to 2 C

Lucknow has a warm humid subtropical climate with cool, dry winters from December to February and dry, hot summers from April to June. The rainy season is from mid-June to mid-September, when Lucknow gets an average rainfall of 896.2 millimetres (35.28 in) from the south-west monsoon winds, and occasionally frontal rainfall will occur in January. In winter the maximum temperature is around 25 C (77 F) and the minimum is in the 2 to 3 degrees Celsius range. Fog is quite common from late December to late January. Summers are extremely hot with temperatures rising to the 40 to 45 degree Celsius range, the average highs being in the high 30's.

Culture of Lucknow Culture of Lucknow

The Pehle-Aap (after you) culture, popularised as a tagline for the society of Lucknow, is waning. But a small part of Lucknow's society still possesses such etiquette. This sublime cultural richness famous as Lakhnawi tehzeeb blends the cultures of two communities living side by side for centuries, sharing similar interests and speaking a common language. Nowadays this culture is empowring itself as many people are migrating from different places around India.

Many of the cultural traits and customs peculiar to Lucknow have become living legends today. The credit for this goes to the secular and syncretic traditions of the Nawabs of Awadh, who took a keen interest in every walk of life, and encouraged the traditions to attain a rare degree of sophistication. The Raja Sahib of Mahmudabad, popularly known as Suleiman Mian, is a living example of all the great traditions of this region and has been written about by authors like V.S. Naipaul, William Dalrymple and many others.

Culture of Lucknow Cuisine of Lucknow

The Awadh region has its own distinct Nawabi style cuisine, the most famous cuisine of Awadhi Region is Tunday Kabab with various kinds of biryanis, kebabs and breads. Kebabs are also of different types Kakori Kebabs, Galawati Kebabs, Shami Kebabs, Boti Kababs, Patili-ke-Kababs, Ghutwa Kababs and Seekh Kababs are among the known varieties.

The city has a range of fine restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets.

Makkhan Malai, 'Malai Ki Gilori' of Ram Asrey (an oldest shop of pure ghee sweets, established in 1805) Chowk, the famous Tundey Kebabs, named after the one-armed chef Haji Murad Ali, and 'Kakori kebabs' are very popular with food lovers. Other famous restaurants are 'Dastarkhwan', 'Naushijaan', and 'Nawabs'.

The Chaat in Lucknow is one of the best in the country. There are quite a few places serving outstanding chaat, like Shukla Chaat and Moti Mahal in Hazratganj, Radhey Lal in Aliganj and gomti nagar, Chhappan Bhog in Sadar and Neel Kanth in Gomti Nagar, and famous Jagdish Chaat House in old lucknow Chowk. And among sweets lucknow's rewadi is famous all over India.

After a delicious dinner, one can have Paan at any of the innumerable Paan vendors.

Lucknow University Lucknow University

Lucknow is a hub of education and research and many premier institutions are located in and around city. City has many universities, Engineering Colleges, Management Institutes, Research Institutes and Schools.

Most prominent university is Lucknow University; others being Gautam Buddh Technical University (GBTU), Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia .National Law University, Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University (formerly King George Medical College/University).

The University of Lucknow is is affiliated to University Grants Commission; Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU); Association of Indian Universities (AIU); Distance Education Council (DEC). Other accreditations include National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC); National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE); Bar Council of India (BCI). It was affiliated to UGC in the year 1921. Most of the courses have an 'Yearly' system, although some of the new courses, like BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration) and MBA have opted for a Semester system.

Lucknow University was established in law by the Governor General on November 25, 1920. Sir Harcourt Butler laid the foundation stone of the University on March 19, 1921, and Dr. Gyanendra Nath Chakravarti became its first vice-chancellor. On July 17, 1921 classes commenced.

Lucknow Railway Station Lucknow Railway Station

The city is served by several railway stations at different parts of the city. The main railway station is Lucknow Railway Station at Charbagh. It has an imposing structure built in 1923. The main terminal belongs to Northern Railway (NR) (station code: LKO) division of Indian Railways and the second terminal is run by the North Eastern Railway (NER) (Station Code: LJN). Lucknow is a major junction with links to all major cities of the state and country such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Pune, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jaipur and many more. Lucknow has a further thirteen railway stations viz. Alamnagar, Malhaur, Utretia, Transport Nagar, Dilkhusha, Gomti Nagar, Badshahnagar, Manak Nagar, Amausi, Aishbagh junction, Lucknow City, Daliganj and Mohibullapur. Now meter gauge services originate from Aishbagh and connect to Lucknow city, Daliganj and Mohibullapur. Except Mohibullapur all the stations are also connected to Broad gauge. All the stations are within city limits and are well connected with each other via road networks and public road transport. Other suburban stations include Bakshi Ka Talab and Kakori. Many stations are covered by Lucknow-Kanpur Suburban Railway. It serves daily commuters. Some of the trains are operated from Barabanki city.

Lucknow Railway Station Lucknow Railway Station Code :- LKO - LJN

Amenities at Lucknow Railway Station :- Tourist Information Centres, Post And Telegraph Office, Computer Reservation Office, Retiring Room, G.R.P. Office, Refreshment Room - Veg/Non Veg, Tea Stall, Book Stall.

From Lucknow to Nainital -
Detailed Info About Kathgodam is nearest Railway Station

Trains to Kathgodam depart from 1 station in Lucknow: Lucknow Ne (LJN)
Kathgodam to Nainital is only 34 Kms.

No Train Departure Arrival Duration Running Days
1 Bagh Express
12:30 AM
(Lucknow Ne)
09:30 AM
9h All Days
2 Kgm Garib Rath
08:05 AM
(Lucknow Ne)
03:10 PM
7h 5m Tue

Note: The running days are from Lucknow.

Lucknow By Air :

The Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Amausi serves as the city's main airport and is located about 20 km from the city center. Lucknow is directly connected by air with New Delhi, Patna, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Oman Air, FlyDubai, Buddha Airlines, Saudi Airlines, Indian Airlines and IndigoAir and many more international airlines that are operating international flights from Lucknow. International destinations include Dubai, Muscat, Sharjah, Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh and Kathmandu (Nepal). During Haj special flights are also operated from Lucknow.

Lucknow By Road :

From Hazratganj intersection in Lucknow city, four Indian National Highways originate, viz, NH-24 to Delhi, NH-25 to Shivpuri, Jhansi (M.P. Border), NH-56 to Varanasi and NH-28 to Mokama (Bihar).The available multiple modes of public transport in the city are taxis, city buses, cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws and CNG Low Floor AC or Non AC Buses. CNG has been introduced recently as an auto fuel to keep the air pollution in control.

Lucknow To Nainital By Road :

Lucknow - Sitapur - Shahjahanpur - Bareilly. From Bareilly theres a turn off to Lalkuan - Haldwani - Kathgodham and onwards to Nainital.

Lucknow to Sitapur 77 km Sitapur to Shahjahanpur 85 km Shahjahanpur to Bareilly 77 km Bareilly to Haldwani 85 km Haldwani to Nainital 40 km

Map of Lucknow

A Route Map to Lucknow District

Satellite Map of Lucknow to Nainital

Satellite Map of Lucknow to Nainital

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