Lucknow, spreads along the banks of Gomti river, is a city known for the Nawabi Culture. Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, today is dotted with remnants of its rich cultural past. The city is historically as for many centuries it was the heart of North Indian culture. In particular, the city was famous for its manners and hospitality, intricate chikon work, beautiful gardens and dance forms such as Kathak and various forms of music like Thumri, Khayal, Dadra, Qawalis, Ghazals etc. It was also one of the sites of the 1857 Indian Mutiny (or First War of Indian Independence). The Hindi spoken in Lucknow is considered the most beautiful and gentle in the country.
Holi, Ramnavami, Janmastumi, Diwali, Dusshera, Navratri and Makar Sankranti are the festivals celebrated with other parts of the country.
Lucknow Festival , Uttar Pradesh
This festival is celebrated between 25 November and 5 December, and captures the the elegance of its cultural and historical splendours of traditional city. Awadh, now known as Lucknow. Colourful processions, traditional dramas, Musics and dances in the style of the famous Lucknow Gharana, ghazals, qawalis,thumri and classical instrumental presentations create a festive mood here. Exciting events such as ekka races, kite flying, cock fighting and other traditional village games recreate an atmosphere of bygone Nawabi days. Cuisine and craft festivals are organised.
The festival of Vrindavan Sharadotsav is celebrated every year in the month of October. Though it is not exactly celebrated in Lucknow, people over here also indulge in celebrating this festival that is dedicated to Lord Krishna of the Hindu mythology.
Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport Lucknow(15 km from the city) is directly connected with Delhi, Patna, Kolkuta, Mumbai, Varanasi, Hyderabad and Sharjah, Muscat, Jeddah, Dubai with regular flights.RAIL
A major railway junction, Lucknow is conveniently linked with prominent cities.ROAD
Lucknow is connected by road with all major cities of the country. Some of the major road distances are: Kanpur-79 km, Ayodhya-135 km, Allahabad-210 km, Dudhwa National Park-238