Definitely do it or you will regret later ;-)
Do some shopping of chikan stuff,soon I will be putting a pic of my beautiful chikan outfit.
Defintely eat "chat" at Kapoors, Tundai kabab and paratha and donot miss the royal "Pan".
There are many monuments in Lucknow, some on the outskirts too, all hold a story behind them, so try visiting them and knowing their importance.It's a small city, you can cover it in maximum 3 days so donot leave any monument unseen, all have different architecture and beauty.
If you love classical dance, so you can see a show of "Kathak",there's always one show or the other going on in different theatres, the last king of Awadh(Lucknow popularly known as) was a great Kathak Dancer.
Bara Imambara - Asafi Mosque
After entering through the main gateway at the northern end of the complex, this magnificent mosque, known as thw Asafi Mosque, dominates the entire western side of the main courtyard. It is built on a two-storeyed plinth with two large minarets at the front. Unfortunately I couldn't get inside as non-Muslims are not allowed in.
Residency - St Mary's Church & Cemetery
This is all that remains of St Mary's Church within the Residency compound. The graves here are mainly those of the 2,000 who died during the siege. They include the Resident himself, Sir Henry Lawrence whose tomb stone reads:
"Here lies Henry Lawrence who tried to do his duty. May the Lord have mercy on his soul. Born 28th June 1806 Died 4th July 1857."
Lucknow (pronunciation (help·info), Hindi: लखनऊ, Urdu: لکھنؤ, Lakhnaū) is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. It had a population of 2,541,101 in 2006. Lucknow is also the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division.
Located in what was historically known as the Awadh region, Lucknow has always been a multicultural city. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. Lucknow is popularly known as the The City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.
Today, Lucknow is a vibrant city that is witnessing an economic boom and is among the top ten fastest growing non-major-metropolitan cities of India. It is the second largest city in Uttar Pradesh state
Lucknow is bravely struggling to retain its old world charm while at the same time acquiring a modern lifestyle. Regarded as one of the finest cities of India, Lucknow represents a culture that combines emotional warmth, a high degree of sophistication, courtesy, and a love for gracious living. The Pehle-Aap (after you) culture, popularised as a tagline for the society of Lucknow, is waning. But a small part of Lucknow's society still possesses such etiquette. This sublime cultural richness famous as Lakhnawi tehzeeb blends the cultures of two communities living side by side for centuries, sharing similar interests and speaking a common language.
Many of the cultural traits and customs peculiar to Lucknow have become living legends today. The credit for this goes to the secular and syncretic traditions of the Nawabs of Awadh, who took a keen interest in every walk of life, and encouraged the traditions to attain a rare degree of sophistication.
Dance and music
Kathak, the classical Indian dance form took shape here. Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh, was a great patron and a passionate champion of Kathak. Lachhu Maharaj and Birju Maharaj have kept this tradition alive.
Lucknow is also the city of eminent Ghazal singer Begum Akhtar. She was a pioneer in Ghazal singing and took this aspect of music to amazing heights. "Ae Mohabbat Tere anjaam pe rona aaya" is one of her best musical renditions of all times.
The Bhatkande music university at Lucknow is named after the great musician Pandit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande.
Lucknow has given music legends like Naushad Ali, Talat Mehmood, Anup Jalota and Baba Sehgal to the entertainment industry. It is also incidentally the birthplace of British pop legend Sir Cliff Richard.
Please allow me to temporary keep my photos of AGRA in this page until the day VT provides us a new site for Agra. Please do not confuse about the location and the scenery. Appreciate if you could give me good advice. Million Thanks.