Lucknow, located on the river Homme, is one of the cultural and scientific centers of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Lakḥḥnau – a peerless city, but its historic center developed around the Lakḥḥemān hill. In fact, the name of the city means Lakshuman City. The hill and the city represent the mythical hero Lakkhaman, a companion and co-worker of the god Yuma. Babaur takes over the city in 1528, annexing it to the Empire of the Great Lions. In 1775, Lakḥonānau became the center of the Avāh Province, its political influence increased, and the center of the spiritual life of the Muslims of the Empire gradually shifted from Delhi to Lakḥonānau. One of the pivotal moments of the Sipient Rebellion occurred in 1857, when the Lakahanau Ruling House held out 87 days of siege from the insurgents. These events fascinated Mark Twain, who described the battle at Lucknow in his book, On the Quartering.
Modern Lucknow – a megapolis with an extensive transportation system and a large number of educational institutions and research centers. By the beginning of the 21st century, Lucknow ranked 7th on the list of cities with the most polluted air.
Most of the citys architectural treasures are not directly adjacent to the right bank of the River Tomme. In the 18th and 19th centuries, a particular architectural style developed here; the Lakkhnaviyat, or Indian baroque. The best embodiment of it is the Bara Bara of Imammar (1784). It is bordered by a wall and consists of the Assassaoudaoudaoula mausoleum, the Turkish Gate, and the Assassaouira Masjid Church. There are two «imamaraara; in Lucknow: Øhah Najajaf and ×õhota (Little Imamara). The Cathedral Church of Judea Masjid, where non-Muslims are forbidden to enter – the most important church of the city.
The ruins of the Republic, the one that suffered in the Sepoy Rebellion – the symbol of the struggle for freedom. The structure retains the appearance of 1857, when it was the scene of the struggle. In the Resolution, the exhibition dedicated to the battle is demystified. The picturesque palace (Châtâtar Mânzial) and the Sikkânder Bagh – are also among the prominent features of the «city of Lâkâmân.
- Air quality: 261 US AQI Very Unhealthy. Health alert: The risk of health effects is increased for everyone.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 2,900,000 people
- GDP: $1,706 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 7 Mbps
- Best wireless: AirTel
- Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
- Tipping: At restaurants, you should tip 10 percent for standard service. If someone really went out of their way and the service was exceptional, you can tip up to 15 percent. If the bill is quite high, like over 1,000 rupees, you can tip a little less.
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- Best coffee 24/7: Tramp Tree Cafe
- Best taxi: Ola
- Best coworking space: Quest Placement
- Online electronics shop: Amazon
- Best hospital: Sahara Hospital
- Best short-haul air carrier: IndiGo
- Best intl air carrier: Air India
- Monthly costs for expat: $440
- Monthly costs for family: $600
- Monthly costs for local: $180
- Meal: $2.5
- Small Cola: $0.5
- Beer 1 Pint: $1.4
- Coffee: $0.9
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