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The legacy of the imperial splendor of Lucknow has always fascinated people all over the world. The ambience of Awadh has commonly been associated with the leisurely habits, etiquette, architecture, food and refinement, the residues of Nawabi culture. Over the years the city has preserved this spirit of the bygone days. Lucknow took almost two centuries to grow to the size of a metropolis. The first hundred years of success belonged to the Nawab Wazirs which, in different degrees contributed to its growth and made it, what has been metaphorically called, the "Shiraz of Awadh" and the "Constantinople of India". The nawabs were responsible for imparting a distinct image to the city, which indeed is unique. They worked meticulously to dress Lucknow with religious and secular edifices of uncomparable excellence.