the capital of Uttar Pradesh stands on the river Gomati. The
Nawabs of Oudh acquired this territory when they wrested power
from the Mughals .The creator of Lucknow was Asaf-ud-dowlah,
a great patron of Arts. Like previous rulers of Oudh he added
several mosques and palaces including the Residency which saw
an 87 day siege at the time of the Mutiny (1857)
Great Imambara is another landmark – its main hall is
50 feet high with no supporting pillars. At one time it was
the largest vaulted structure in the world. Beyond it is a labrinyth
of corridors and galleries; from the top is visible a striking
view of the city.
developed its own style of architecture during the 18th &
19th centuries, a blend of ornate brick & stucco Mughal
style and European traits like triangular pediments, round arches
and Corinthian capitals.
is known for its culture, handicrafts, embroidery and as the
traditional home of Hindustani classical music and dance.