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Here is a sentence by my friend. Can you help me identify which to use here?

  1. I still remember the days of Kanya bhojan ( an event/festival where you serve food to all the ladies) in/at Lucknow.

Is it in or at ?

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When it comes to cities, use 'in'

I still remember the days.... in Lucknow.

When we talk about some 'place', 'at' is better.

I still remember the days of Kanya Bhojan at Kaalimata Temple in Lucknow.


However, in India, small places like villages may take 'at' preposition. But as I said, they are the villages and not cities.

For instance, moti khavdi is a small village near Jamnagar City in India. I lived in that city for many years. When world's biggest refinery RIL was set many years back, in the news it used to be 'at moti khavdi'. It has been decades now, but still I could find one such instance here -

The RIL complex at Moti Khavdi village in Jamnagar is the largest oil refinery in the world. It is a high- security installation and is protected by the Central Industrial Security Force - Indian Express

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  • The actual place is Jabalpur. So, I was wondering whether I should say in Jabalpur or at Jabalpur ( M.P). I think it should be in Jabalpur because Jabalpur is not a village. – dexterous Oct 21 '15 at 5:57
  • yes, Jabalpur is a city. So, '...in Jabalpur'. – Maulik V Oct 21 '15 at 5:59

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