Miss United Continents 2016 second runner-up Lopamudra Raut made her first visit to Lucknow last week.
Having a different image of Lucknow in her mind, the Bigg Boss finalist was pleasantly surprised as she saw the city from the airport to her hotel in Lucknow.
"Before coming to Lucknow I had this impression that it would be a very small city .
The city is the 7th largest in Gujarat, located at the foot of the Girnar hills, 355 km south west of state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. An alternate etymology gives the name as coming from "Yonagadh", literally "City of the Yona (Greeks)," referring to the ancient inhabitants of the city under the Indo-Greek Kingdom.
But see, Lucknow is far bigger than my city Nagpur.
We are still developing." Ask her if her stint in the the reality show Bigg Boss has helped her in her career as a model and an actor and Lopa, as she is fondly called by her friends, says, "First the Miss India pageant and then the Bigg Boss stint together has done a lot for my career. I have always believed that it doesn't matter where you come from, it only matters how far you go in life.
It is also known as "Sorath", the name of the earlier Princely State of Junagadh.
After a brief struggle between India and Pakistan, Junagadh joined India on 9 November 1947.