Popularly known as the ‘City of Nawabs’, Lucknow is also the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow is well known for its own distinct cuisine patronized by the erstwhile Maharaja. Polite comportment, Nawabi biryanis and kebabs, classical music and poetry characterize Lucknow. The city abounds with the heritage structures built during Raj era and the time when it used to be the capital of Awadh.