Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is quite popular for being a multicultural city. During the 18th and the 19th century when Lucknow was the seat of power of the Nawabs, the city emerged as the artistic and
cultural capital of the northern regin of India. Many times called the ‘Nawab City’, Lucknow and its people are popular for their Nawabi Tehzib or Noble Mannerisms. Even today, the city is known for its poetry, culture, music, tourism and special embroideries. The history of Lucknow dates back to the ancient times of the Suryavanshi Dynasty. It is believed that the foundation of this city was laid down by the brother of Lord Rama, Lakshman. Then known as Lakshmanpur, this city was located on an elevated land, close to the river Gomti. Nevertheless, it came into notice only during the 18th century. Shopping is a delight here. It is a mix of old-world bazaars and modern shopping centers. Hazrat Gunj, Janpath, Yayaganj, Kapoorthala and Aminabad. Explore the markets and get some amazing stuff as gifts and keepsakes.