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04-06 October, 2018 CMS World Unity Convention Center, Lucknow

11th Ed Leadership International Roundtable
3rd Global Education Research Conference

World Unity Convention Center CMS Kanpur Road, Lucknow

The city is located in what was historically known as the Awadh region, Lucknow has always been a multi-cultural city. Courtly mannerisms, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine were patronized by the Nawabs who ruled the city for several years before the annexation of the Awadh kingdom in the year 1856. Lucknow is popularly known as “The City of Nawabs”. It is also known as the 'Golden City of the East' 'Shiraz-i-Hind' and The Constantinople of India.

Today, Lucknow is a vibrant city that is witnessing an economic boom and is among the top ten fastest growing metropolitan cities of India. It is the second largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The unique combination of its cultured grace and newly acquired pace is its most promising feature that augurs well for the future

About the city

Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, thrives along the banks of the Gomti River. Nawab Asaf ud Daula is attributed to be the chief architect of the city and he is responsible for the construction of massive ornate buildings and gardens of the city. The city reached its zenith during the reign of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah a patron of music, poetry and culture The city is dotted with remnants of its rich cultural past.

Lucknow is also known for its elaborate cuisine and 'Chikankaari' or exquisite shadow-work embroidery on fine muslin cloth.

Being a historically important city. famous for its Adab and Tehzeeb (manners and hospitality), beautiful gardens and dance forms such as Kathak. Lucknow was the centre of the activities of the rebels and native sepoys during the great Indian Mutiny (1857). discontent brewed up in Lucknow and the entire Awadh region was a precursor to the achievement of the final goal of independence achieved by the Indians in 1947. The people of the city have a very flowery style of conversation. The language that is spoken in the city is an amalgamation of Hindi, Urdu and Persian and it is known as Awadhi. The people speak in animated mannerisms and it is really mesmerising to watch “Lucknowites” engrossed in deep conversations.

The city is highly secular in nature and for centuries, has been the home for people belonging to various ethnic backgrounds and following different religious practices. The city is traditional yet very modern in nature. The people of the city follow traditional ideologies as well as engage themselves in the traditional and cultural activities and practices. The city is home to a large number of refugees, who have now accepted themselves to be a part of the city and have also contributed to the art, culture, food and also to the field of education in a tremendous way. The city became known as a centre for Urdu poetry and courtly presence and diction. Many poets were born and lived here. The "mushaira" an event of reading poetry formed the heart of Lucknow's nightlife. The 'mushairas' went on through the wee hours of the night. The city has hosted many such cultural events and the visitors also get an opportunity to explore the mouth-watering cuisines specially the non-vegetarian dishes and the elaborate sweets freshly dished out at some of the vintage sweet shops of the city.

Lucknow Culture and People

The people of Lucknow are amongst the warmest and the most courteous people in India. They are soft spoken, generous, welcoming and great hosts. The Nawabs were known for their sweet and elaborate mannerisms of conversation and high standards of living. The lifestyles of the residents of the city have not changed. The city still dwells in its old world charm and also stays abreast with contemporary practices

The manner in which the people of Lucknow indulge in the little pleasures of life is truly worth seeing and experiencing. The people mix sophistication with warmth and courtesy added with generous doses of love to give you the politest language and lifestyle. They do not like to use harsh words and abuses are virtually unheard of! The city of Nawabs is known for its "Pehle Aap" (After you) culture. Though it sounds a bit out dated, it is undoubtedly chivalry at its best!

The Lucknow wallas speak Urdu, which is one of the politest languages in the world. The poetry and prose written in Urdu has its own charm and is a delight to listen to. Lucknowites have their own refined style of doing each and every thing. The smallest gestures like rolling paan leaves (betel nuts and leaves rolled up and filled with tobacco and other condiments) and accepting it with the proper etiquettes from a woman is done with the highest level of sophistication. It is popularly known as "Luckhnawi Tehzeeb", which literally means the mannerism of Lucknow.


Weather of Lucknow

Lucknow is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is situated in the upper Gangetic plains of India. Summers in the city are quiet warm with temperatures reaching up to 45°C. The winters offer a comparatively pleasant climate with average temperature up to 11°C. There is a vast difference between the summer and winter temperatures of the city. The best time to visit the city is around the months of October to February. The city also experiences a short period of the rainy season which is called monsoon and it usually falls in between the summer and winter months.

Lucknow is situated on the northern part of India in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It faces some extremities in temperature in summers and winters

The climatic conditions of Lucknow vary in different seasons and there is much difference in summer and winter temperature. Lucknow basically experiences a warm sub-tropical kind of climate. Lucknow weather is quite unpredictable and it may rain or shine brightly at the same time! Read on to know about Lucknow weather and climate.


Summers are pretty hot and last from April to July. The temperature ranges from 30°C Celsius to 45°C Celsius and it can get really hot in the month of June. Hot dry winds calledLoo make the temperatures go really high and it can get very uncomfortable during afternoons. Summers are usually hot and dry with occasional thunderstorms.


The monsoons last from July to September and Lucknow receives its share of rainfall from the Southwest monsoons. On an average, Lucknow receives 101 centimetres of annual rainfall. It becomes quite humid after September and sometimes the temperatures may rise due to humidity. The evenings are pleasant with cool winds blowing thus reducing the night temperatures considerably.


Lucknow experiences cool and dry winter months. Winters usually extend from December to February and the temperatures go really low. The temperature ranges from 20°C Celsius to 3°C Celsius. It is not uncommon for Lucknow to be enveloped in a thick blanket of fog during winter mornings and the visibility can literally go down to zero. Winters can be bone chilling so it is recommended that you carry thick woollens.

Lucknow Cuisine

The traditional food of Lucknow was patronized by the Nawabs thus giving it a very royal touch. The royal chefs and cooks were trained for the same. Every detail was accounted for and it was made sure that the food looked fit for the kings. A very high degree of flair and finesse was required to cook and lay an elaborate spread. Read on about the deliciously famous Lucknowi food.

Cooking a meal for the kings required that extra flair and touch of difference and the presentation required that extra eye for detail. The style of cooking was called as 'Dum style'. This basically means that food was cooked on low flame. This style of cooking is carried on till date. The blending of spices in the right proportion and the right way was also not easy. It is a skill that is acquired through rigorous practice. The art of cooking is passed down generations.

The most famous dishes of Lucknow are kormas, kaliya, nahari-kulchas, zarda, sheermal, roomali rotis and warqi parathas. It is not just the ingredients that are special but also the way they are made by expert hands and the way they are presented. Just looking at an elaborate layout of Lucknow cuisine will make your mouth water. The most famous of all dishes are the Kebabs or the meatballs that come in different varieties. Some of the most famous (and delicious!) varieties of Kebabs are Kakori Kebabs, Shami Kebabs, Boti Kebabs, Patili-ke-Kababs, Ghutwa Kebabs and Seekh Kebabs.

Lucknow Music and Dance

Music and dance in Lucknow has been much influenced by the Mughal rule in India. The kings were known to lead a life of lavishness and plenty and their main source of entertainment was to indulge in music and dance. The royal courts had some of the best dancers and musicians of the city. The elaborate and exquisite dance & music performances were worth watching.. Even today, various artists all over India learn the intricacies of the art forms keeping the legacy alive. The realm of fine arts flourished during the Mughal rule and Lucknow emerged as one of the best places to indulge in music and dance.

Lucknow is famous for its classical music form called the Hindustani classical music. The various ragas, compositions and beats were highly inspired by the poetry written by the famous poets and literary figures. The traditional music is highly evolved and every detail is taken into attention while singing so as to impart the right feel and the meaning.

The famous Lucknow Gharana was created in the royal courts of the Nawabs of Lucknow. This Gharana inspired major dance forms like Kathak, which is the classical dance of the north of India. Today, the rich tradition of music and dance of Lucknow is kept alive by various exponents and preachers through various concerts and cultural programmes.

Lucknow Chikankari

Lucknow chikan is perhaps one of the finest works of embroidery that one can find in India. It is known for its exquisite style and fine needlework and is unparalleled when it comes to refinement. The Mughal queen Noor Jehan revived this style in 655 A.D. in India. Lucknowi Chikan Kari gained an entirely new look as it was much preferred and supported by the Mughal rulers. This lead to further refinement and improvement of the Lucknow Chikan embroidery work. Today, chikan kari is synonymous with fashion and is worn by almost every celebrity at least once.

Lucknow surely enjoys undisputed supremacy in producing India's finest chikan embroidery. However, chikan embroidery was never this famous a few years back due to lack of exposure and the reluctance of the craftsmen of Lucknow to alter the original designs according to contemporary tastes. But due to increasing demands and the much wanted media exposure, the newer generation of craftsmen are producing new designs and patterns that have led to its popularity not only in India but all over the world.

Not just women, even men are known to wear chikan embroidery shirts and kurtas. Every pattern is unique and has its own charm. Apart from clothes, one can find chikan embroidery in bed sheets, cushion covers, pillow covers and table cloths. Chikan embroidery combined with crystal work and embellishments can make anyone look and feel royal and elegant. So make sure you shop for Lucknow chikan embroidery apparels when you go shopping in Lucknow.

Historical Places

Bara Imambara & Bhool Bhulaiya. A large and imposing complex built in 1783.
Rumi Darwaza
Chhota Imambara. An imposing mausoleum built by the third Nawab of Awadh in the year 1837.
La Martiniere College (boys)The building also known as "Constantia" - La Martiniere College is one of the oldest schools in the country. It was built in 1840 and started as a school in 1845. The school building is still well maintained. The best time to visit the campus is either in the morning 8AM when one can see the college assembly in progress or after the school gets over at 1:30PM. The building and its territories have featured in several Bollywood movies and other forms of electronic media.
Husainabad Clock Tower It was constructed in 1881 by Nawab Nasir-ud-din Haider to mark the arrival of Sir George Couper, 1st Lieutenant Governor of United Province of Awadh.
Ruins of the Lucknow Residency and Museum
The Dilkusha Ruins
The Qaiserbagh Palace Complex built by the the last Nawab of Awadh Wajid Ali Shah
Crocodile Sanctuary at Kukrail
The Ram Krishna Math (Nirala Nagar)
The Zoological Gardens and the State Government / Museum
Buddha Park
Shaheed Smarak
Cathedral School in Hazaratganj
Firangi Mahal. It is located on Victoria street. The name came as the primary owners of this Mahal were Europeans. During the period of Aurangazeb, some French businessmen used to stay here. Mr Neil (French) was the first owner of this mahal. The architecture of this building is marvellous.
Colvin Taluqdars College Also a must see place. It is an architectural marvel and was built in 1869. It is named after Sir Auckland Colvin a colonial administrator in India and Egypt during 1858-1877.

Lucknow Accommodation

Finding accommodation in Lucknow is not a problem at all. Lucknow has many places to stay that would suit your budget and taste. The hotels ideally are booked in advance hence, it is advisable to arrange the bookings well in advance to avoide any inconveniences. The hotels are equipped with world- class facilities and cooperative and well trained staff. The premises are neat and clean, spacious and comfortable with full power backup and uninterrupted supply of water and electricity. It can be ensured that the facilities provided would make your stay comfortable and memorable.

The hotels are located at strategic locations throughout the city from where moving around is easy. The hotels are easily accessible from the airport, railway station and bus-stops. Given below is a list of some good hotels of the city.

Hotels in Lucknow

  • Hotel Taj Residency (Five Star)

    Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. is one of the landmark hotels of Lucknow. Just 11 Km from Lucknow Airport.


  • Piccadily Hotel (Five Star)

    Airport Road, Lucknow. It is new addition to the luxury hotels of Lucknow. Just 3 Km from Lucknow Airport.


  • Hotel Clarks Avadh (Four Star)

    This hotel provides you with all basic as well as luxurious amenities that a five star hotel would offer like banking, internet, doctor on call, lounge, health club, etc. It is located at a distance of just 4 kilometers from the railway station and 17 kilometers from the airport.


  • Hotel Arif Castles (Four Star)

    This hotel offers class service to both business travelers as well as tourists. The hotel has amenities like laundry, beauty parlor, shopping arcade, etc.


  • Hotel Sagar International (Four Star)

    This hotel has good furnished rooms, central air conditioning and provides round the clock room service. It is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from railway station and 12 kilometers from the airport.


  • Hotel Deep Palace (Four Star)

    This hotel provides quality service and located among tranquil surroundings. The hotel still exudes an old world charm and does not compromise on luxury. It is located at a distance of 2 kilometers from the railway station and 12 kilometers from the airport.


  • La Place Park Inn (Three Star)

    Situated at the center of the city, this hotel provides good service at affordable prices. The railway station is at a distance of 4 kilometers from this hotel and the airport is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from here.


  • Carlton Hotel Pvt. Limited (Three Star)

    This hotel has four banquet halls, bar, restaurant that provides international cuisine, well furnished rooms, round the clock room service, etc. It is located at a distance of 6 kilometers from railway station and 13 kilometers from the airport.


  • Capoor's Hotel and Restaurant (Two Star)

    This hotel boasts of well furnished rooms, central air conditioning, two banquet halls, travel desk, safe deposit, doctor on call, etc. It is located at a distance of 4 kilometers from the railway station and 16 kilometers from the airport.


  • Renaissance Lucknow Hotel (5 star)

    Visit the Renaissance Lucknow Hotel to discover an unforgettable combination of modern luxury and contemporary comfort. The tallest in Lucknow, our new five-star hotel offers tastefully appointed rooms with deluxe amenities and service to match. Relax in style at our hotel's rooftop infinity pool before treating yourself to a cocktail or a delicious meal from our impressive selection of fine dining options.


Lucknow Restaurants

Eating out in Lucknow is certainly not a matter of great concern, as one can find several eating joints across the city. There are plenty of restaurants in the city and you will never face a problem of finding a place to soothe those hunger pangs.

The city is home to some of the best cooks and chefs and it is one of the main reasons why one of the best qualities of exquisite dishes are prepared here and served in the most elaborate mannerisms.

Names and addresses of some well-known restaurants of the city are given below.

Aryans Family's Delight 40, M.G. Marg, Lucknow
Cafe Coffee Day 31/82, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Mc Donald's Eastend Mall, Vibhuti Khand,Lucknow
Buttercup Bungalow, 12 Mall Avenue
The Mughal's Dastarkhwan, Lalbagh Lucknow
Tunday Kababi, Kaiserbagh Lucknow
Barbeque Nation, Inox riverside mall.
Mainland China, Inox riverside mall.
Moti Mahall Restaurant, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Falaknuma, Hotel Clarks Awadh Sky Bar Renaissance Hotel Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar
Pizza Hut M.G. Marg, Lucknow.
Brindavan Restaurant Sapru Marg, Lucknow
Pulse Food Court, Saharaganj, Lucknow
Cappuccino Blast 12, Mall Avenue, Lucknow
Ritz Continental Sapru Marg, Lucknow
Chowdhury Sweet House 77, Hazratganj, Lucknow
Ritz Continental Corner Gole Market, Mahanagar,Lucknow
Chungfa Chinese Restaurant 57, Gole Market, Mahanagar, Lucknow
Dasaprakash Hotel Sagar Intl., 14A, Jopling Road, Lucknow
Spicy Bite Food Court, Saharaganj, Lucknow
Domino's Pizza Hazratganj, Lucknow
The Cellar Gole Market, Mahanagar, Lucknow
Dosa Plaza Food Court, Saharaganj, Lucknow
Ultra Violet Lounge 12, Mall Avenue, Lucknow
Falakhnuma Restaurant Hotel Clarks Avadh, M.G. Marg, Lucknow
Wimpy's Food Court, Saharaganj, Lucknow
Ghazal Restaurant Deep Hotel, V.S. Marg, Lucknow
Zaikaa Rani Laxmi Bai Marg, Lucknow
Gulfam Hotel Clarks Avadh, M. G. Marg, Lucknow