City of food, poetry, music, architecture, park and nawabs is cherished and loved by people for its tehzeeb. The city which is developed on the banks of Gomti river, is full of mystery.

We all have heard of mystery doors from Imambara, Chhatar Manzil and La Martiniere but other than that, here are some of the interesting proven facts, that we all Lucknowites must know and share with others.

1. There are 8 other cities which share the same name- ‘Lucknow’

Cities in Scotland, Australia, Canada and USA share the name of our city. I hope, they are as good as our city of Nawabs.

2. From Lucknow to Lahore cultural event

It is one such event organised by Uttar Pradesh Tourism, which tries to connect the ‘tehzeeb’ of Lucknow and Lahore. We are peace loving people and this event tries to bring the two nations closer.

3. Second most happy city in India

Recently a survey conducted by IMRB International and LG Corporation which ranked Chandigarh as the happiest city to live in, ranked Lucknow as the second happiest in the country.

4. Lucknow is North India’s first CCTV city

We are not saying it! The government claims that 9000 security cameras are installed in Lucknow, which makes it the first CCTV city in North India. Delhi is not even close ?

5. Martinian military legend

La Martiniere College, Lucknow students fought in 1857 mutiny. For this the British government awarded ‘Royal Battle Honours’ to La Martiniere Boys’ College Lucknow.

Read more: 7 Reasons why I’ll Love La Martiniere forever

6. The lyrical tagline of Lucknow

Muskuraiye janaab, Aap Lucknow main hain!!

Bdw…don’t forget the slogan- “pehle aap, pehle aap”

7. Tunday Kababi is world famous

The mouth-melting kabab of Tunday Kababi is world famous. Recently, an event was organised in JW Marriot, Delhi to honour Lucknow’s Tunday Kabab.

8. Bada Mangal

This festival is only celebrated in Lucknow. It was started to provide food to the poor and is the biggest example of cross-religious beliefs of people of Lucknow.

9. Bada Imambara

It is one of the largest labyrinths in India. It also houses Asia’s largest pillar-less hall, which stands without any support from iron beams.

Sham-e-Awadh ka nazara ho / Ganj se ganjing kr lautoon to Gomti ka kinara ho / Tehzeeb aur nazakat me har aadmi nawab ho Janaab pehle aap kr gujhiya aur kebab lajawab ho / Zara zara kahkaho se santrangi ho Aman aur chain ki fir se bahar ho!

– Rajshri Jha

Read more: 6 reasons why Gomti Riverfront is the best place to hangout in Lucknow when you are broke

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