10 Interesting Facts About Lucknow

Facts About Lucknow

Facts About Lucknow

    1. Lucknow is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and is also the administrative headquarters of the eponymous district and division.
    2. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 123 metres above sea level.
    3. Lucknow was founded by Lord Lakshmana after he was instructed by Lord Rama to build a city on his own.
    4. Historically, Lucknow was the capital of the Awadh region, controlled by the Delhi Sultanate and later the Mughal Empire.
    5. Lucknow is twinned with Brisbane, Australia. 
    6. Lucknow is famous for various types of embroidery work. Chikankari, a 400-year-old embroidery art, is unique to Lucknow, the largest exporter of garments with Chikan embroidery.
    7. Hussainabad Clock Tower in Lucknow is the tallest clock tower in the country and has a total height of about 220 ft.
    8. Lucknow became independent from Britain on 15 August 1947.
    9. Lucknow is India’s first ‘CCTV City’.
    10. India’s longest race-course of 3.5km track length, Is situated in Lucknow. 
    11. Lucknow is the first city in India to have connected an STD- Subscriber Trunk Dialing call.
    12. Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    13. The estimated population of Lucknow is 3.6 Million as of 2020.
    14. Lucknow is India’s second happiest city, Survey was done by electronics major LG and market research company IMRB International.
    15. Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport is the world’s second-best airport in the small airport category.
Facts About Lucknow
Interesting Facts About Lucknow