Category Archives : Lucknow History

History of Lucknow and state of Awadh (Oudh)

The Majestic Appeal of Jama Masjid in Lucknow

      Ancient legacy, culture and rich customs glorify the charm of a particular place. Indian cities such as Hyderabad, Jaipur, Delhi, and Lucknow have a rich past and glorious culture. The historical monuments of a city present an insight into the wonderful past of these places. The Char Minar in Hyderabad, Hawa Mahal […]

picture of jama masjid at lucknow

Lucknow – The Hub of Various Cultural Activities

The history of the highly cultured and exotic Lucknow with all the grandeur, pomp and the synonymous romantic Shaam-e-Awadh (evenings of Awadh) actually dates back to 1775 AD when Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, the fourth Nawab, moved the capital of Awadh from Faizabad to Lucknow. Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula changed the architectural outline of Lucknow with the establishment of […]

Firangi Mahal’s Role in India’s Freedom Struggle against the British

Lucknow, the city of culture, arts and rich history, had a major role to play in India’s freedom struggle against the British oppression. Renowned personalities such as Josh Malihabadi, Kaifi Azmi, Sulaiman Nadvi, and Abdul Bari of Firangi Mahal are just few of the personalities who have not only excelled in their literary and educational […]

 The Notable Shayars of Lucknow

Urdu poetry or Shayari depicts creativity at its best. It is a beautiful, emotive form of writing that involves a lot of imagination and creativity laced with knowledge and command over Urdu language. The writing finds its origin in the Arabic and Persian language. Shayari has been a medium to vent out the deepest of […]

Baagho’n ka Shehar Lucknow

Lucknow is indeed a beautiful city with a unique Awadhi touch that reflects upon everything right from its architecture, culture, tehzeeb and even parks and gardens. You will find a certain characteristic grandeur attached to most of the parks of the city that serve as apt destinations for excursions. The evenings of Awadh—as Lucknow was […]

Enlightening Libraries and Book Markets of Lucknow

    Lucknow city is known as much for its rich heritage as it is for the love of Lakhnawis to preserve their heritage. The stories about the “Pehle Aap” tehzeeb of the city may have been made out, but, the dialect of its residents still carries the special ingredients of “adab” and “lehaaz”. The […]

Malihabad: Mangoes and the Mystical Nature

In Lucknow, when you see mangoes, you think of Malihabad. The drive from Lucknow to Malihabad is in itself the beginning of a beautiful trip to a place that has been blessed with mystical nature and mangoes. The serene beauty of the mango orchards will enchant you whereas the sweet scent of it (in summer […]

A mango street vendor's stall in Lucknow during the mango seson.

Picture of the Administrative building (built in 1909 A.D.) at king george's medical university, Lucknow.

King George’s Medical University – Lucknow’s Pride 1

The King George’s Medical University of Lucknow is among the elite medical colleges of India and has made a place for itself among the best medical colleges of Asia. It has been the pioneer in providing top class medical services to the people of the country. The architectural brilliance of the campus coupled with the old world charm […]

Lucknowites love the Silver coating

Known for their civility (adab) and culture (tehzeeb), no wonder Lucknowites use sugar-coated language and love the silver coating used for garnishing sweets or their paan. Do you want to know where that silver wrapping or coating comes from? Passing through the narrow bylanes near Akbari Gate of the Chowk area of Lucknow, you will […]

Picture of glass jars containing silver pieces for creating silver sheets.

picture of jama masjid at lucknow

Architectural Delight of Jama Masjid Lucknow

Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, houses many structures and monuments of historic significance and architectural brilliance– Bara Imambara, Residency, Roomi Darwaza and Safed Baradari, to name a few. Hidden and camouflaged in the densely inhabited area, the splendid look of the Jama Masjid speaks volumes of architectural finesse bearing hints of the beautiful Turkish architecture. […]