13 Facts about “Lucknow” that you surely didn’t know.

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13 Facts about “Lucknow” that you surely didn’t know.

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

2. Lucknow is one of the oldest cities of India, tracing its origin back to the 13th century A.D. Until the 18th century, the city was governed by the Mughals, after which it lost to the annexation of the Nawabs of Awadh.

3. Rumi Darwaza which is also known as Turkish Gate , got this name because it was built by architectures of Rome.

4. Lucknow became the first city in India to start CCTV surveillance of the area.

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

6.  Lucknow’s Bada Imambada is the largest hall in Asia, and is stands without any external support from wood, iron or stone beams.

     

7. Lucknow Railway Station consists of two stations – Lucknow Charbagh Station and Lucknow Junction. While Lucknow Charbagh Station comes under ‘Northern Railways’ the Lucknow Junction comes under ‘North Eastern Railways’.

8. 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.

9. Lucknow is ranked ‘India’s second happiest city’ in a survey conducted by IMRB International and LG Corporation, after only Chandigarh. Also, it is the first city of India, having more than 9000 security cameras.

10. Janeshwar Mishra Park is claimed to be Asia’ s Largest park.

11. City Montessori School, Lucknow is the largest school in terms of pupil in the world.

12. Lucknow and Kanpur were the two cities between which the first STD call of the country was made.

13. Lucknow Railway Station is the place where Mahatma Gandhi met Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru for the very first time in December 1916.