Essay on My City Lucknow

My city Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh and it is also the largest city in the state. Lucknow is a very beautiful city and is an urban city. The city has many monuments and historical feel to it. It is also the eleventh most populated city in India. Lucknow is also known as the City of Nawab, Shiraz-e-Hind, Constantinople of the East and The Golden City of India.


Lucknow is a city, which is named after Lakshman, the brother of Lord Ram from the Ramayana. It is said that Lakshman had a palace in this city, which was known as Lakshmanpuri. The city was had different names such as Lakhshamvati, Lakshmanauti, Lakshnaut, and Lakhnau, which is now spelled as Lucknow. The City was ruled by Nawabs. Lucknow was ruled by the Delhi sultanate from 1350 onwards. With the arrival of the British in India, Lucknow became an important center for rebellion in the year 1857. Lucknow was then ruled by Humayun and made it a part of the Mughal Empire in the year 1555. It was then ruled by Jahangir. During the British Raj, many activities against them took place in Lucknow. The Khilafat Movement, which was a united effort to oppose the British rule started from this city. The famous Kakori case also took place in Lucknow. The city has major historic relevance. Lucknow today still has the Nawabi feel, which makes it different from the rest of the cities in the country.

The architecture of Lucknow

The architecture of Lucknow is very unique and it has buildings of different styles and they all were made during the Mughal and British era. The city has maintained the architecture and it makes it look beautiful. The Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, Chattar Manzil, Asafi Imambara and many other places are beautiful and the buildings look ancient. The Hazartganj market in Lucknow has a mix of both modern and old architecture. It has long lamp posts, a construction like the Victorian era, which makes it look very pretty.

Art and Culture

Lucknow like other cities of India has a mixed culture. It is also the home of mixed language and people from different cultures live here. The culture of Lucknow has become famous across the country and even the world. The traditions the Nawabs used to follow are still followed and that is what makes Lucknow different. The food you eat here is very different. The famous Tunde Ke Kabab is a renowned dish and it is famous across the globe. The Biryani and kebabs are also very famous. The people of Lucknow are artistic and also they have the inherent poetic worm in them. The spoken language of Lucknow is Hindi and Urdu. There are many famous Urdu poets who are from Lucknow like Mirza Dabeer and Mir Babar Ali Anis. The city was earlier known as the major Muslim centric. The people of Lucknow celebrate all the festivals with joy and love.