Historical Facts | Interesting and fun facts about Lucknow30th September 2019
Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is considered the most important city of North India. Lucknow is counted as one of the best places, in the country for both veg and non-veg dishes. The most significant thing in these facts is that Lucknow ranks second in the list of India’s happiest cities, Chandigarh is in the first place. This city is also known as ‘Nawabo Ki Nagri‘ and ‘Laxmanpuri. Lucknow is known all over the world for its historical buildings, tourism, culture, and food. Lucknow is unusually known for its taste. Lucknow has many historical buildings among which the most famous are – Bada Imambada, Rumi Darwaza, Labyrinth, Chota Imambada, Jama Masjid, La Martiniere, Tiled Mosque, etc. Lucknow is also known as the city of parks and gardens. These include the most famous Buddha Park, Elephant Park and the recently, built Asia’s biggest park, Janeshwar Mishra Park. India’s Best BackwaterTourist Destination Lucknow was also known as the ‘City of Gold‘ and ‘Shiraz e Hind. Today we will tell you about such facts about Lucknow which you will, hardly know.
General facts about Lucknow
- Total population – 28.2 lakhs-2011
- Total Area – 2,345 km²
- Density – 4,700/per sq mi
- State established- 1863
- Language: Hindi, Urdu, and English.
- Sex Ratio – 915 Female(♀) on male 1000(♂)
- Males Population (2011) – 2,394,476
- Female Population (2011) – 2,195,362
- State – Uttar Pradesh
- Country – India
- Population – (2011) 45.90 Lakhs
- Rivers – Gomti
- Literacy Rate (2011) – 79.33%
Amazing Famous Facts About Lucknow For Tourists and Kids
1.Many visitors have been lost, in Lucknow labyrinth-
Lucknow labyrinth is one of the many mysterious buildings in UP. There are 489 doors made in it due to which where it came from and where it came out, it is not known. Many people have also gone missing here. The walls are made of lentils, not cement.
2.550 children made a new world record in 61 minutes by extracting the DNA of banana pulp.
At the India International Science Festival on Saturday, 550 children made a world record by extracting the DNA of banana pulp in 61 minutes. It was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Children from 8th to 12th were included in the record made at GD Goenka Public School. Earlier this record was made on 8 February 2017 at Seattle Children’s Research Institute of America. The DNA of papaya was extracted by 302 students here. It took 90 minutes.
Lucknow railway station is the place where Mahatma Gandhi first met Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in December 1916.
Lucknow railway station has two stations – Lucknow Charbagh Station and Lucknow Junction. While Lucknow Charbagh station comes under ‘Northern Railway, Lucknow Junction comes under ‘North Eastern Railway’.
Lucknow has been ranked as ‘India’s second happiest city’ in a survey conducted by IMRB International and LG Corporation. Also, it is the first city in India with more than 9000 security cameras.
The Rumi Darwaza, located in the old Lucknow Chowk, is known as the Turkish Gate, it got its name because its architecture was, built by the artisan of Rome.
The celebration of Lord Hanuman, the great mangal, is celebrated only in Lucknow. The festival was, started for the sole purpose of providing food to the poor.
The Gomti Chakra is a rare natural wealth found in the Gomti River. Used to make jewelry in ancient times it is, believed that it brings happiness in the house.
8.Asia’s largest park
Janeshwar Park in Lucknow is the largest park in Asia. The 40-acre lake Gandola boat ride in this park attracts tourists.
Hazratganj, the heart of Lucknow does not have electrical wires. All electrical wires are underground.
10.Name changed over time
Over time, the name of the city changed from Laxmanpuri to Laxmanaut, followed by the name Lankanut, then from Lanknau to Luknau and finally to Lucknow.
11.Lucknow Race Course
The Lucknow Race Course is the longest racecourse in India, with a track length of 3.5 km.
12.City Montessori School
City Montessori School Lucknow has the highest number of students in the world.
Lucknow is nothing short of heaven for the core non-vegetarian. You will find different types of biryanis, kebabs, korma, Nahari kulche, sheermal, zarda, rumali roti and thousands of such varieties.
14.India’s oldest zoo
Lucknow Zoo is the oldest zoo in India. It was, established in 1921.
15. Lucknow ranks 74th in the list of fastest-growing cities in the world.
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16.Earlier the capital of Uttar Pradesh was, Allahabad later it was changed to Lucknow.
17.The High Court of Justice was set up in Lucknow.
18.The city of Lucknow is located near, the “Gomti River”.
19.The city of Lucknow was earlier famous as the capital of the Nawabs of Awadh.
20.Lucknow has more Shia Muslims than India.
21.Many arts in Lucknow such as Vaghyanal sitar, Nritya, Kathak originate from this city.
22.The chikankari work of Lucknow is well-known all over the world. Chicken clothes are worn in India and not abroad.
23.There are many tourist places in Lucknow such as Labyrinth Bada Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Shaheed Memorial, many worths visiting monuments.
24.Lucknow’s ‘Kaiserbagh Palace, ‘Talukdar Hall, ‘Shah Najaf Imambara, ‘Begum Hazrat Mahal Park’ and ‘Rumi Darwaza’ are, considered among the most famous architectural structures in India.
25.Lucknow has much higher education and research institutions.
26.Law Martinier School is one of the oldest schools in Lucknow in this city. The school was, established in memory of Claude Martin.
27.There are six universities in Lucknow – ‘Lucknow University’, ‘Uttar Pradesh Technical University’ (UPTU), ‘Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University’ (Lohia Law University), ‘Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University’, ‘Amity University’ and Integral universities are where students from far and wide come to study.
28.La Martiniere College, one of the oldest modern schools in the world in memory of British ruler Claude Martin, is also present in the city which was, established in, Lucknow itself.
29.Many poets, Mushashis have been born in Lucknow city.
30.Lucknow Zoo also is known as Banarsi Bagh is the oldest zoo in the country and was built in 1921.
31.Lucknow is the best city in Uttar Pradesh for cycling. You will also get to see a cycle track in Lucknow, where no other means can go other than a bicycle.
32.According to a survey conducted by IAAB and LG Corporation in 2015, Lucknow has been, described as the happiest city in the country.
33.The climate of Lucknow city is hot semi-arid.
34.You know Lucknow University is inspired by European Orchitex.
35.Both Urdu and Hindi languages are, spoken in Lucknow.
36.October to March is the best time to visit Lucknow in terms of weather.
37.The city of Lucknow contributed hugely to Indian poetry and literature.
38.Lucknow was known as Lakshmanpur and Lakhanpur in ancient times. It is, said that Sri Rama of Ayodhya presented Lakshmana to Lucknow.
39.The present form of Lucknow was founded by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1775 AD, presenting it as the capital of the Nawabs of Awadh.
40.The city of Lucknow is well-known throughout the world for superb cuisine in addition to a humble culture.
41.Keeping in mind the increasing population the cells here have been, converted into apartments, but the people still have love and affinity.
42.Lucknow is the city where many musical instruments such as sitar, table, and dance like Kathak, etc. have been born.
43.In the modern architecture of Lucknow, the name of the Lucknow assembly and the Lucknow railway station at Charbagh can be, taken.
44.The Bhatkhande Music University of Lucknow is, named after its great musician Pandit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande. It is a sacred temple of music. Seekers from Sri Lanka, Nepal, etc., from many Asian countries and from all over the world come to practice dance and music.
45.Lucknow is the birthplace of Urdu and Hindi language and, the city has also contributed hugely to Indian poetry and literature.
46.Lucknow has a warm semi-tropical climate. The cold dry winters last till December-February and dry hot summers last till April-June. The rainy season lasts from mid-June to mid-September.
47.Lucknow is becoming not only a significant market and trading city of northern India but also an emerging center of products and services.
48.Charbagh railway station of Lucknow is one of the busiest stations in India. The construction of this station is so beautiful and looks like chess pieces.
49.Lucknow is the home town of famous Ghazal singer Begum Akhtar.
50.The main festival of Lucknow – Holi, Diwali, Eid, Dussehra, Moharram and Jyeshtha is a big nuptial day.
51.Major institutions like NBRI, IITR, CDRI, CIMAP, SGPGI, IIM are located in Lucknow.
52.India’s tallest Ghar Ghar Hussainabad is located, in Lucknow. It was, established in the British period.
53.Lucknow is the first city in the state of Uttar Pradesh to start metro rail service.
54.The zoo of Lucknow, established in 1921, is one of the oldest zoos in India.
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It was, completed in 1934. The park has a very glorious history. It is, said that in its time it was the only park in the world which was built only for women. Begum Shahnaz states that Mahatma Gandhi came to Lucknow in 1920 during the independence movement. He wished that the women here should also come out of their homes and contribute to the freedom movement. His intention was, fulfilled and Babu Ganga Prasad Varma, the then elite social activist, and leader bought land for the park with his own money. He was generous in donating this land to Bazm-e-Khawatin. After this the park was ready and women of every Khas-o-Aam houses of Lucknow started gathering here. According to Begum Shahnaz, not only in the freedom movement but also in the Indo-China war, the park boosted the morale of the soldiers of the country. In the year 1962, women marched from this park to the Motimahal lawn. This was the first time that women came out on the road. She was in the thousands and was raising slogans – let us also fight. At that time Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was incidentally in Lucknow. The women also submitted a memorandum to them asking for permission to go to war.
Lucknowi China Gate
The China Bazaar Gate of Lucknow was once the northern gate of an area of royal palaces. In the era of Wajid Ali Shah, this entire colony used to be its identity.
There were famous floors like Badshah Manzil, Wazir Manzil, Ash Manzil, Chaulakhi Kothi on the road which formed from the eastern lacquer doors of Kaiserbagh and the road coming from China Bazaar Gate.
The garden was, adorned with Western European sculptures, with rubies, meetings, and fountains decorated with ceramic. Ahead of the China Bazaar Gate, Darshan Vilas used to set up a fine market from the palace.
It was called Khas Bazaar in the time of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, and under the rule of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, it came to be called China Bazaar. At one time, the word China was, added to every Nafis thing.
Sukars, Ujali Pateries, beautiful bell boots were all called Chinese. In this market, betting on the Egyptian market, people used to come to sell things from abroad.
Many buildings of Lucknow were demolished in Gadar, but one of the few surviving buildings also had its name. However, the road passing through here was, closed and the Press Club was established in it.
Kunwar Jiyalal Nasratjung was hanged by the British at a court in front of the China Bazar Gate. He was a minister in war under the rule of Begum Hazrat Mahal.
The silver-walled Baradari is on the right side, a short distance from the China Market Gate. It was built by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan. In the time of Wajid Ali Shah, it was also called Chandni Kothi.
A sheet of silver was mounted on it. After the mutiny, the British plundered Kaiserbagh.
If there is any last sign of the building, then it is a cistern decorated with Chinese pieces of the face of the six corner stars in front of Baradari.
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If you are planning to roam Lucknow, you must visit Charbagh, Gomti Chakra, India’s oldest zoo, Hazratganj. If you know any new things about Lucknow, then definitely tell through the comments so that other people can read, thanks.
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