10 Amazing Facts About Lucknow We Bet You Didn’t Know.

Lucknow…Whatever you say is less for this mesmerizing city. The city’s authenticity is so high that it will leave you bewildered every single time. Call it the city of Nawabs or the City of Best Kebabs, one thing for sure it would never disappoint you. The city has such great past, along with that it has taken on to many secrets with itself. Here are certain lesser known facts about Lucknow that would surely surprise you.

#1. Lucknow is India’s second happiest city.

#2. Aerial view of the station building shows it as a chess board and the domes and pillars of the building appear to be pieces of a chess game.

Pic Credit – Lucknow Society

#3. Chikan – This is a form of world famous, 400 hundred years old embroidery work done exclusively in Lucknow.

#4. Ghanta Ghar of Lucknow is the tallest clock tower in India.

#5. Sister cities – Lucknow has two sister cities, Brisbane (Australia) and Montreal (Canada).

#6. Nexus of highways – Four national highways originate at Hazratganj intersection. These are NH-24, NH-25, NH-56 and NH-28.

Pic Credit – Lucknow Society

#7. Bara Imambara is the largest hall in Asia:

Credit – Hindustan Life

#8. La Martinière College is the only in the world to receive a Battle honor:

#9. Gomti Chakra, a rare natural shell is found in Gomti River. Used to make jewelry in ancient times, it is believed to bring good luck, wealth, health and success.

#10. Over time the city’s name changed from Lakshampuri to Laksmnaut to Laksnaut to Laksnau to Laknau and finally Lucknow.

These facts make the city even more intriguing for us. Do you know any other fact that this city has hidden? Do let us know in comments below.

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