History of Lucknow


History of the city of Nawabs – Lucknow is quite stimulating not only for the history lovers but also for a layman. History chapters of Lucknow begin from the ruling period of the Suryavanshi Dynasty. Lucknow is located on the banks of sacred river Gomti and as per few legends, it is believed that the foundation stone of the city was put by the Lord Lakshmana. So, it was known by the name Lakshmanpur but gradually, in the 18th century, the city came into highlight.


Initially, in the year 1720, the Mughal Emperors decided to appoint Nawabs for the administrative works of their dynasty and in 1732, Mohd. Amir Saadat Khan was picked for the post of Awadh’s Viceroy. Gradually, the Nawabs had taken complete control over the ancient capital city and amazingly, the development of the city touched the next level. And, therefore, the ruling period of Nawabs boast the city in many ways. Since 1755, Lucknow grew up continuously and followed the track of growth even in the culture and literature too.


Since 1775, Lucknow was serving as the capital city of Awadh but in 1920, it was declared as the provincial capital. But after Independence of India in 1947, Lucknow was honored by making it as the capital city of flourished state of India – Uttar Pradesh!!