capital of Uttar Pradesh, India

Lucknow is the capital city of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.[1][2] This metro city is the administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division.[3] Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th and 19th centuries.[4] Today it continues as an important centre of commerce, aerospace, finance pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry.[5] Lucknow ranked 6th among all the cities in India for fastest job-creation.

Chhota Imambara is a monument in Lucknow, India. It was built by Muhammad Ali Shah, The third Nawab of Avadh in 1838, to serve as his mausoleum. It is now a tourist attraction.


  1. "Welcome to Lucknow District Official Website". Retrieved 26 March 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Lucknow
  3. "administrative headquarters of Lucknow District and Lucknow Division". City website.
  4. "Lucknow Directory of service".
  5. Cole, Juan (2002). Sacred Space And Holy War: The Politics, Culture and History of Shi'ite Islam. I.B.Tauris. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-86064-736-9.