Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh situated along the banks of
the River Gomti rose to prominence as the centre of the Nawabs of
Avadh. Legend says that Lucknow derived its name from Lucknau named
after Lakshmana (a character in the famous Epic Ramayan) when his
elder brother Rama gave away this part of the country to him. The
huge mausoleums of the nawabs and the ruins of the Residency which
stood witness to one of th e most remarkable episodes in the Indian
Mutiny in 1857, make it an interesting place to visit. Historically
reputed as a city of culture, Lucknow is famous for its gharana of
music and chickken (shadow work embroidery) work.
Lucknow, the golden city of the east' retains an old world charm
that fascinates one and all. Regarded as one of the finest cities
of India, Lucknow emanates a culture that combines emotional warmth,
a high degree of sophistication, courtesy and a love for gracious
living. This sublime cultural richness famous as 'Lucknowi Tehzeeb'
blends the cultures of two communities living side by side for centuries,
sharing similar interests, speaking a common language -Urdu. Many
of the cultural traits and customs peculiar to Lucknow have become
living legends today. The credit for this goes to the Nawabs of
Awadh, who took keen interest in every walk oflife and encouraged
them to attain a rare degree of perfection.
Naimisharanya / Misrikh
94 Kms. from Lucknow, it is an important religious centre, famous
for temples of Goddess Lalita, Dadhichi Kund, Vyas Gaddi, Chakratirth
and Hanuman Garhi.
Located 134 Kms. from Lucknow on the right bank of river Saryu,
Ayodhya is famous for the temples dedicated to Lord Rama and other
deities of Hindu Pantheon. The Hanuman Garhi, Ramkot, Nageshwarnath
Temple, Kanak Bhawan, Sita Rasoi and numerous other places of interest
can be visited.
Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
43 Kms. from Lucknow, on the Lucknow-Kanpur Highway, the Nawabganj
Bird Sanctuary attracts rare Siberian migratory birds like Pintain,
Pigeon, Common Teal, Pochard, Shoveler, Purple Moor Hen, Paraheet
among others. Best season is between October and March.
A living example of Hindu Muslim unity, Dewa Sharief (25 Kms. from
Lucknow) is a religious place which enshrine the tomb of Sayyed
Haji Waris Ali Shah. During the months of October and November the
Dewa Mela is held which attracts the thousands of devotees from
Dudhwa National Park
In the Sal forests of north Lakhimpur Khiri district, situated 238
Kms. from Lucknow, this National Park's start attraction is the
Bengal Tiger. The Indian Rhino was also introduced here to save
it from extinction. Leopards, Elephants, Beers, Muntjacs, Gharial,
Crocodile, spotted swamp Deers can also be seen.
Sri Ram Krishna Math
Sri Ram Krishna Math founded by World-renowned Indian ascetic Swami
Vivekanand, in the fond memory of his great spiritual preceptor
Sri Ram Krishna Paramhans. The mission since its inception has been
working untiringly to spread its message of" ATMANO MOKSHARTHAM
JAGAT HITAY CHA" which delineates the very ideal concept put
before Math's monks to work for their emancipation through the service
of humanity. The motto sentence of Math encapsulates the quintessence
of Ram Krishna's preaching which put society's up liftment before
The message of one of the greatest saint/reformer of 20th century
Swami Vivekanand today does not know any geographical boundaries
and has since traversed far and wide touching/criss crossing many
known and strange parts of earth through its monks and literature.
The message of great Swami also finds its manifestation in the capital
city of Avadh i.e. Lucknow. Here stands a marvelous Math in Nirala
Nagar. The Math besides conducting spiritual activities, as a part
of human-service established Vivekanand Polycare Unit, which in
due course has emerged as a popular multi-purpose health care centre
having a number of modern facilities.
The Math under the able stewardship of Swami Sridharanand has got
constructed a beautiful and inspiring temple of Lord Ram KrishnaSharda
Maa and Swamiji. The Math embodies the spirit of Swami Vivekanand
born to awaken the soul of slave India who lived for India and left
his physical body after completing his mission by inducting, training,
grooming numerous noble souls in to his mission. The Math's functioning
is a sublime tribute to the ideals of Lord Ram Krishna who saw real
godliness in the service of Daridra Narayan.
Lucknow is connected to Calcutta, Patna, Delhi, Bombay by Indian
Airlines. Vayudoot services also connects Lucknow with Delhi.
Lucknow, on the Northern and North-Eastern Railway, is directly
connected with Calcutta and all other main places in India.
Lucknow is connected by road with Agra (314 kms), Allahabad (225
kms), Calcutta (985 kms), Corbett National Park (280 kms), Delhi
(514 kms), Kanpur (79 kms), Varanasi (314 kms) etc.
Taxis, buses, cycle, rickshaws, tempo service available.
Summer - Min 29º C - Max 45º C
Winter - Min 11º.1 C - Max 21.1º C
Rainfall : July - September (44
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