Lucknow, the city of Nawabs is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and the Constantinople of India. It is the capital of the province of Uttar Pradesh. It is the multicultural city which has been grown as a cultural and artistic capital of India. Lucknow is known for courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine. People of Lucknow follow "Pehle ap " culture which is famous as "Lucknavi Tehzeeb". The Lucknow has the gift of beautiful literature, music, dance, art and craft from the era of Nawabs .
Peope in Lucknow love classical dance and music. Marriages in Lucknow are incomplete without Indian classical dance- kathak and instrumental music - sitar, table, shehnai etc. Their ragas, compositions and beats are highly inspired by poetry written by famous poets and literary figures mainly in Urdu. People of various communities reside in Lucknow, UP. Sunni-Muslims, kayasta, Baniya, Kshatriya, Rajput, Brahmin, Aggarwal, yadav etc are few major communities of people there. Muslim weddings and Hindu weddings both take place in Lucknow with different cultural values and rituals. However, a bride, in any marriage of Uttar Pradesh wears bright colour Lehanga with heavy gold jewelry and a groom wears light color sherwani with jootis and safa.
Lucknow is also known for its IIM , one of the best management college in India. It was established in the year 1984. There are number of degree colleges, medical colleges and management institutes providing value education in the city. Lucknow University and Ambedkar University are well known in providing higher education to the students in Lucknow. Lucknow government has also helped in developing a number of schools to ensure primary education to children.