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About Lucknow

Lucknow is the Second largest and capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. A major metropolitan city of India, Lucknow is the administrative headquarters of the eponymous District and Division and the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The history of Lucknow can be traced back to the ancient times of the Suryavanshi Dynasty. It is said that Lakshmana, who was the brother of Lord Rama, laid the foundation of the ancient city. This was near the Gomti River on an elevated piece of land. It was then called Lakshmanpur. During in 18th Century, the year 1720 when the great Mughal emperors began to appoint Nawabs in order to ensure smooth administration in the province. In the year 1732, Mohammad Amir Saadat Khan was appointed as the viceroyal of Awadh, in which Lucknow was a major province. It was then that the powerful dynasty of the Nawabs, which changed the history of this unknown place. Under the rule of the Nawabs, Lucknow flourished like never before. After 1755, Lucknow grew by leaps and bounds under the rule of the fourth Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula. It was when the British came to India that Lucknow was made into an administrative capital.

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Places To Be Visited In Lucknow

Bara Imambara

    The Bara Imambara was built in the year 1784 by the fourth Nawab of Awadh known as Asaf-ud-Daula. It was built as a part of a relief project for a major famine that took place in the year 1784.

British Residency Lucknow

    The British Residency of Lucknow is a famous historical landmark of this place. It is now in ruins and has been declared a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Chattar Manzil

    :One of the imposing structures built by the Nawabs of Lucknow, Chattar Manzil is a very famous tourist attraction of Lucknow. The most unique thing about the Chattar Manzil of Lucknow is the strikingly different architecture.

Hussainabad Imambara

    The Hussainabad Imambara is a major tourist attraction of Lucknow. The monument was built by Mohammed Ali Shah in the year 1837. The tombs of Mohammed Ali Shah and his mother are located over here. The walls of the monument are decorated with Arabic verses that have been carved beautifully by efficient craftsmen. The structure has an imposing white colored dome and many pillars or minarets. The interiors of the monument are worth seeing. They have been decorated beautifully with elaborate chandeliers, mirrors with gold frames, the majestic throne of the King. There are small miniatures of the Taj Mahal on either side of the monument. The Hussainabad Imambara is beautifully decorated during the festival of Moharrum. The whole structure is bordered with thousands of little bulbs, which give it a royal look when illuminated in the evening.

Lakshmana

    Tila It is said that the original site of the town was actually at Lakshmana Tila. The story goes back to ancient times when the brother of Lord Rama, Lakshmana laid the foundation of the city of modern Lucknow. It was known as Lakshmanpur then. This place is supposed to be one of the earliest sites of human settlements in Lucknow.

Clock Tower

    Between the Bara Imambara and Chhota Imambara is the Clock Tower of Lucknow. This huge tower was constructed by Nawab Nasir-ud-Din Haider in the year 1880. The Clock Tower in Lucknow reaches upto a staggering height of 221 feet and is the tallest Clock Tower in India. The Clock tower also has the biggest fitted clock that cost the government around Rs. 1.75 lakhs at that time.

Total Number Of Branches In Lucknow (1047)

STATE BANK OF INDIA (160 Branches)PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK (73 Branches)UNION BANK OF INDIA (63 Branches)BANK OF INDIA (62 Branches)ALLAHABAD BANK (50 Branches)BANK OF BARODA (49 Branches)CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA (47 Branches)SYNDICATE BANK (43 Branches)UCO BANK (37 Branches)YES BANK (35 Branches)CANARA BANK (35 Branches)HDFC BANK (31 Branches)INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK (31 Branches)ICICI BANK LTD (30 Branches)ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE (30 Branches)UNITED BANK OF INDIA (29 Branches)CORPORATION BANK (28 Branches)VIJAYA BANK (27 Branches)ANDHRA BANK (20 Branches)INDUSIND BANK (18 Branches)AXIS BANK (17 Branches)DENA BANK (16 Branches)PUNJAB & SIND BANK (13 Branches)IDBI BANK (12 Branches)BANK OF MAHARASHTRA (12 Branches)STATE BANK OF PATIALA (12 Branches)KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD (10 Branches)INDIAN BANK (9 Branches)THE NAINITAL BANK LTD (6 Branches)STATE BANK OF HYDERABAD (5 Branches)STATE BANK OF BIKANER & JAIPUR (4 Branches)FEDERAL BANK (4 Branches)ING VYSYA BANK (3 Branches)BHARATIYA MAHILA BANK LTD (3 Branches)BANDHAN BANK LTD (2 Branches)JAMMU & KASHMIR BANK LTD (2 Branches)KARNATAKA BANK LTD (2 Branches)SARASWAT CO-OP BANK LTD (2 Branches)STATE BANK OF MYSORE (2 Branches)STATE BANK OF TRAVANCORE (2 Branches)SOUTH INDIAN BANK (1 Branches)STANDARD CHARTERED BANK (1 Branches)RESERVE BANK OF INDIA (1 Branches)KARUR VYSYA BANK (1 Branches)HSBC BANK (1 Branches)STATE BANK OF INDIA (1 Branches)ANDHRA BANK (1 Branches)DHANALAXMI BANK (1 Branches)DCB BANK LTD (1 Branches)CITI BANK (1 Branches)CITY UNION BANK LTD (1 Branches)
04-05-2018, 19:06
State Bank of India offering for new accounts, zero minimum balance up to august 2018
State Bank of India offering the facility of opening an account which does not require any minimum balance till august 2018.
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30-04-2018, 19:47
HDFC bank raises deposit rates by up to 100 bps
HDFC bank revised interest rates on deposits of under one crore, raising the rate on one year fixed deposits by 10 basis points to 6.85 percentage.
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21-04-2018, 11:04
State Bank of India Says SBI customers to withdraw money up to Rs 2000 per a day via point of sale machines
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19-04-2018, 19:44
State Bank of India offers free withdrawal of cash from point of sale terminals or mini ATMs
Amid a cash crunch that has hit many states, the SBI has announced that debit card holders can withdraw money from the bank the point of sale terminals. The move by SBI may tempora ...
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17-04-2018, 15:46
State Bank of India offers 10 percent discount on its Rupay debit cards on buying home appliances at Big bazaar
State Bank of India offer on shopping at big bazaar outlets is valid till April 30, and is applicable on a single minimum purchase of Rs 1,500. The maximum discount that can be ava ...
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17-04-2018, 15:18
State Bank of India says maximum cash withdrawal from ATMs per a day Rs 40,000
State Bank of India allows its customers to make cash withdrawals of up to Rs 40,000 per day from its ATMs. Using SBI classic debit card, SBI customers can withdraw up to Rs 40,000 ...
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