Lucknow is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh in North India. The elevation of the city is 123 m (404 ft.) above sea level and covers an area of 2,528 km2 (976 sq. mi). The Gomti River passes through the city and divides it into two regions- Trans-Gomti and Cis-Gomti. The city lies in the middle of the Indus-Gangetic Plain, surrounded by rural areas and towns, including Malihabad, Gosainganj, Kakori, Mohanlal ganj, Chinhat, and Itaunja. Barabanki and Unnao lie to its east and the west respectively, whereas Raebarelilies to the south and Sitapur and Hardoi lie to the north. Lucknow city comes under seismic zone III, making it moderately prone to earthquakes. Only 4.66 percent of the land area of Lucknow comprises of forests. Shisham, neem, peepal, dhak, mahuamm, babul, ashok, khajur, mango and gular trees are the flora grown here. The Lucknow Zoo is one of the oldest in the country and is home to many species of fauna including the Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Lion, Asiatic Elephant and many more.
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Cosy homestays in Lucknow close to the railway station and other points of sightsee.
From stunning embroidery to terracotta jewellery, Lucknow handicrafts are meant for all tastes and budgets.
The City of Nawabs is popular not only for its architecture and history, but also for the treasures hidden in its many local bazaars.
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