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Being the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow happens to be the major hub for cultural and administrative related issues. Lucknow is celebrated as the 7th largest city on the map of the country. This city is a center of industry, business, research, tourism and education. Popularly knows as the city of Nawabs, the city is famous for its distinct etiquette as displayed by the residents. The beautiful amalgamation of modern and ancient cultures add a distinct flavour to this city. Basking in the glory of the rich traditions of the city, the city continues to mesmerize the tourists who visit this place both from within the country and from around the world.
Lucknow Railway station
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The Lucknow Junction Railway station is one of the major railway stations in the city, which is tagged as the busiest railway station. This station is ideal for broad gauge trains. With six platforms and location in Charbagh, the station well connects the tourists with the major cities of the country. For this reason, getting good and hygienic meals on Lucknow railway station is never a problem. The station has been made wifi enabled from March 2015.
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The city is famous for its Awadhi cuisine, which is a reflection of the refined lifestyle which was led by the then Nawabs of Lucknow during the eighteenth and nineteenth century. The famous delicacies of this city include Kebabs, goshts, romali rotis, biryanis, to name a few. A number of less spicy dishes are also served in the nook and corner of the city. Ingredients such as saffron, almonds, cashew, raisins happens to be a constant feature of the different dishes which are served here. Among the kebabs, the shami kebab, kakori kebab, reshmi kebab, patile ki kebab, seekh kebab, gutwa kebab, tunde kebab and tandoori kebab are the famous ones. Amongst the sweet delicacies , kheer, sheer brunj and firni are the famous dishes. Each of the famous cuisine of Lucknow can be easily ordered for online food delivery in train.
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The culture of Lucknow is a great amalgamation of modern and traditional culture, with the palatial structures acting as a constant reminder of the eras led by the Nawabs and the glass buildings as a reflection of modern life of today. The prime reasons for such a great footfall in Lucknow is due to the warmth of the people there, the presence of fine arts, old charm present in the city and splendid factor of royalty that is present in every corner of the city. The city happens to be one of the greatest contributors in the field of art, literature and poetry. The classical dance form of the country, Kathak took birth in the city of Lucknow in the court of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. A number of Parsi and Urdu theatres were prevalent in the city during the reign of the Nawabs. The rich culture of Lucknow can be understood from the fact that the instruments such as Sitar and Tabla were also played for the first time in the streets as well as courts of the Lucknow Nawabs. The city is renowned for its mehmaan nawazi.