Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, and one of the most developed cities of North India. Lucknow has always been a multicultural city and a hotbed of art and culture. In the modern era, it has seen its education and commercial sectors grow exponentially along with aerospace, finance, pharma, technology, design and tourism.
The City is often called the "City of Nawabs", as can been seen in the architectural style apparent all across the city, one that was influenced by the many dynasties and empires that have ruled over the area.
The relatively unheard of handicraft sector accounts for almost 60% of the exports from the state, with art pieces, gems, jewellery, apparel, brass work, silk and leather goods, glass items and art metal all forming a major chunk of the exports.
Lucknow is best known for its cultural sophistication and as the heart of Urdu literature and culture. Awadhi cuisine should not be missed, and can be a well earned comfort after one of the many sports that Lucknow’s citizens enjoy participating in at its numerous venues and grounds.