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Shan-e-Awadh, Lucknow (1)

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Hi Guys I am in Lucknow these days and thought it be a good idea to tell you all about this magnificent city, here goes…..


Shan-e-Awadh, Lucknow

 

  Lucknow, the Golden city of the East, is one of the oldest cities of India. Having come in prominence in 1770s, when the then reigning king of Awadh, Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah, shifted his capital from Faizabad to Lucknow, it flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India during the 18th and 19th century. Famous for its Tahzeeb, courtly manners, refinement of speech and lip smacking cuisines, it is a fast growing metropolis with a population of around 5 million.

                The history of Lucknow city is mired by mystery. The legend has it that Lakshman, the brother of Lord Ram (the great Hero of Ramayana), founded the town of Lucknow. After the rule of local Kings, Lucknow came under the rule of Delhi Sultanate in1350 AD. Since then the Awadh region along with Lucknow has witnessed the rule of Mughal Empire, the Nawabs of Awadh, East India Company and the British Raj. After Indian independence, Lucknow became capital of the sate of Uttar Pradesh.

                 Reading long notes in this era of Audio books and Video Blogs is a bit boring. So I put up a Photo Album about Lucknow and added the details in the description. Hope you enjoy the Album……………


















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Reply Mash
11:56 AM on February 28, 2012 
Please click on photo gallery to view the Album: Shan-e-Awadh, Lucknow