While Lucknow is an integral hub in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor, it is also a multicultural city known for its courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine, all of which was patronized by the erstwhile Nawabs of city, who incidentally lent the city its moniker of City of Nawabs.
The City is also home to several architectural beauties such as Bhul Bhulaiyan (Bada Immabara), Ghanta Ghar, Shahi Baoli, Residency and Rumi Darwaza. The city is, however, most famous for its delectable Awadhi Cuisine. It is no exaggeration to say that Lucknowi food is fit for kings as many of the most-known dishes (most notably the kebabs, biryanis and kormas) were indeed created for the Nawabs and their courts.
Lucknow also boasts a rich artisanal heritage as best exemplified by the intricate chikankari embroidery work that originated here. It is also home to traditional performing arts such as theatre, poetry, dance and music that is a unique amalgamation of Urdu and Hindi cultures.