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Lucknow is the city of Nawabs and their palaces. The language is also very king like maybe just because of the history. So, if you have a quest for history, have a look at Indigo flight booking page and book your flight to Lucknow.

Shahi Baoli

It is a prominent place in Lucknow.The reason behind its fame is due to the name of Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah.He was the fourth Nawab and the man behind shifting the capital Faizabad to Lucknow in the year 1775. Machchhi Bhawan is  a five-storeyed small building situated in old Lucknow. Now the palace is known as Panch Mahala and there situated a Masjid named Tilewali Masjid which was built by the Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb.

The Shahi Baoli performed as the crowning place for Mirza Ali alias Wazir Ali, the fifth Nawab. He was the son of Asaf-ud-Daulah who was removed by the British after a ruling of just four months. Later at this palace became the residence of Tat Mahal, who was a widow of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan. When she was removed from the Farhat Bakhsh palace due to the rule of her stepson and the then ruler, Ghazi-ud-din Haider.

Mahabir Temple

The Nawabs of Awadh had a non-religious approach towards the opinion of the majority of their issues, and several historical accounts support the point that in spite of allegiance to their religious practices and beliefs. An immediate historian of Asaf-ud-DaulatVs rule, Mirza Abu Talib Isphahani, this in a record that he spent around six lakhs to celebrate Holi. The Hindu temple of Suraj Kund was the place of a fair and Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah reconstructed this worn out tank for the comfort of people.

Baradari at Banarsi bagh

Baradari, the term usually means covered building without walls, windows, and doors which allow the unbounded flow of air. The word dar means doorways and the term Bara means twelve. So, the meaning is a building with twelve doorways and has openings in each of the four sides.

There is a Zoological garden situated at Banarsi Bagh, and people come to spend their holidays or for picnics. It is a nice spot for picnics. It has a big lawn and most of the time filled with visitors. Most of the people are unaware of its historical importance.

One more example of Baradari is the Nageene wali in the Banarsi Bagh.

Constantia House

The present area or place of the La Martinière College was known as the Constantia House

The building is situated on a balcony like the location which was a lake at some point of the time. The design of the building is a mixed style that combines the various expertise of Italian architecture. The institution is one of the only educational institutions to receive a battle honor because of its role at the time of the Seige of Lucknow. If you are eager to see the beauty, then go to Indigo flight booking and book your tickets.

Lucknow Museum

If you try to consider historical things in Lucknow, you will get 100,000 antiquities, but the oldest and the largest museum in the state of UP is the Lucknow State Museum. You can find artifacts, pottery, tools and weapons, manuscripts, etc. in vast numbers starting from the Gupta period.

The year just ended and it feels like it’s time to make some changes. You want to start fresh once the new year hits, and part of you thinks that might require moving to a new locale.

Have you ever thought about Salt Lake City? With its stunning views, low unemployment rate and an average commute time of only 21 minutes, could you really ask for anything more? Let’s take a look at just how much Salt Lake City has to offer and why it would be a great city to call your new home!

Outdoor Winter Sports

Utah boast 14 ski resorts, and that’s not all! Your winter sports fun isn’t relegated to just skiing and snowboarding. Adventurers can snowshoe, go snowmobiling, go bobsledding, scale a frozen waterfall at Bridal Veil Falls or take a long hot soak on a geothermal cave at Homestead Crater.

The Sundance Film Festival

If you’re a movie buff and can’t get enough of the glitz and glamor of Hollywood or the spirit and grit of independent films, Salt Lake City is the city to be. Founded by the actor Robert Redford in 1978, The Sundance Film Festival is an annual festival hosted in Park City that celebrates and showcases the year’s extraordinary work in feature, independent and documentary films.

Open to the public, the Sundance Film Festival brings creatives, business types and amateurs all together to sit back and enjoy this year’s on-screen magic.

Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs

Unemployment in Salt Lake City is at a low of 2.9 percent, compare that with 4.6 unemployment rate of the country as whole. When the unemployment rate of a city is less than the national average, you know it’s doing something right.

Salt Lake City is one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Cities for tech jobs and has been listed as one of the best places for businesses and careers. According to the Economic Policy Institute, (a think tank with a primary focus on the economic conditions of low and middle-income single Americans and families) the cost of living for the average nuclear American family (two parents, two children) is $62,003 a year. For the same family living in San Francisco, it costs $91,785. That’s a difference of nearly $30,000!

With the price of housing, groceries and even Utah auto insurance found to be lower than in other states, who wouldn’t want to move to an area where they would be better able to provide for their family?

One of the Friendliest Places in the States

If your neighbors are a pain in the neck, you might not be able to enjoy living in your neighborhood all that much. If it seems that everyone you run into at the grocery store or the local arts and crafts shop are just too much and over the top, making a move to Salt Lake City could be just what you need to remind yourself there are still good people in the world.

Salt Lake City ranks number 2 as one of the Friendliest Cities in America, coming in just behind Nashville for the top spot. Strangers will greet you and give a nod or hello and Salt Lake City residents everywhere will stop and lend a hand should you need one. How many people can you say that about living in New York or New Jersey?

Living the Night Light Life

It’s commonly assumed that because Salt Lake City is the Mormon capital of world that night life entertainment is lacking. That’s not the case. Every summer at Pioneer Park the Twilight Concert Series plays a number of shows that are all for free.

Plus, with good food downtown and a happy hour that serves delicious and experimental cocktails, you won’t be missing out on anything.

So what are you waiting for? Go out and explore; find your happy place!

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Should You Drive or Fly To Save The Most Money on a Long Trip?

A long trip can be the best the way to recharge and get away from the routine of everyday life. You could be taking a relaxing vacation or going to see family. You might even get to go somewhere far for a business trip or conference, like Aaron and I did last week.

Now-a-days there are many ways to go about getting to where to you need to go, especially within the United States. One can travel by train, car, plane, and even bike across this country.

When talking about traveling for leisure or business the question often asked is, should you drive or should you fly? Depending on a variety of factors driving or flying or both can save you money or be very costly. Here are some factors in making your car versus plane decision.

Time Commitment

The first thing you should ask yourself is how much time do you have? If you live say in Kansas and want to go visit the Atlantic Ocean, it’s going to take you a good day or two to drive, when you could be there within a few hours if you flew. Do you have time to add four days of travel (there and back) to your itinerary? ...continue reading