Lucknow is the largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh and also its capital. Known for its courtly manners, music, literature and gardens, it is also famous for its lip-smacking cuisines. Summer here tend to get very hot and the temperature goes as high as 47 degree Celsius while winter is very cold and dry with temperature as low as 1 degree Celsius.
Best time to visit Lucknow
The best time to visit Lucknow is between the months of October to February. Weather is cool and the temperature hovers between 7 to 23 degrees Celsius. Summers are hot and should be avoided but the monsoons are pleasant enough.
Hotels in Lucknow
Lucknow is home to some of the best 5-star hotels as well as amazing budget hotels for travelers looking for comfort while spending less money. Vivanta by Taj, Renaissance Lucknow Hotel, Fairfield by Marriott, The Piccadilly, Hotel Novotel, are some of the 5-star hotels in Lucknow. For those who are looking for comfort and luxury on a budget, hotels like Golden Tulip, Golden Orchid, Mohan Hotel, La Place Sarovar Portico and Hotel Silvete are ideal options. Budget travelers can choose from guesthouses like Uma Guest House, Elite Guest House, Lakshmi Guest House
, Roop Guest house, MLA Guest House and Manglam Guest House for a pleasant stay.
Restaurants in Lucknow
Lucknow is well known for a wide variety of gastronomic delicacies. The kebabs and biryanis served here are appetizing and lure tourists from all over the world. Tourists can choose to eat at some of the multi-cuisine restaurants like Sepia - Authentic Lucknowi Cuisine, Sky Bar, Falaknuma, Coquina and Barbeque Nation. However, the real pleasure of eating in Lucknow is at some of the landmark restaurants that are famous for their signature dishes such as Tunday Kebabi, Idris Biryani, Rahim Ki Nihari, King of Chat, Bajpai Kachori Bhandar and Mashi Biryani World.
Offbeat things to do in Lucknow
• Bara Imambara:
This historical monument, a maze of 1000 pathways is one of the most visited tourist attraction. This was built by the Nawab of Awadh to generate employment for his people at the time of a natural calamity.
One of the most frequented market places, it still retains its old-world charm which takes you back in time.
• British Residency:
The British Residency is a historical monument. It houses a museum with portraits of Nawabs and some amazing sketches of 19th century Lucknow.
• Rumi Darwaza:
60 ft tall, it is one of the most imposing architectural structures constructed in the year 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula. This is a classic specimen of Awadh architecture.
• Janeshwar Mishra Park:
Built in 2014 and located at Gomti Nagar the Janeshwar Mishra Park is the 10th largest garden in Asia. Some extensive cycle tracks here have an excellent view.
• Chotta Imambara:
Very well maintained with beautiful interiors, it is right opposite Bara Imambara.
Q. What are the domestic and international airlines that operate on the Delhi to Lucknow route?
The major carriers that fly on Delhi to Lucknow route are Indigo Airlines
, Jet Airways, Go Air, Air India, Indian Airlines, Jet Konnect
and Air India Express
Q. How is the Lucknow Airport connected to the city?
International Airport at Lucknow known as Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport is located in the Amausi area at the distance of around 12 km from Lucknow city center. It’s very well connected with all the major airports in India. Some of the international flights to the destinations like Dubai, Jeddah, Singapore and Bangkok also operate from this airport.
Q. What is the earliest flight from Delhi to Lucknow?
The first flight from Delhi to Lucknow leaves at 5.35 am.
Q. What is the last flight from Delhi to Lucknow?
The last flight from Delhi to Lucknow leaves at 9.55 pm.
Q. What are the airlines that provide direct flight from Delhi to Lucknow?
Indigo, Jet Airways, Indian Airlines, Go Air and Air India Express are the most popular airlines
that offer direct flight from Delhi to Lucknow.
Q. What are the hotels in the vicinity of Lucknow airport?
The most reputable hotels near Lucknow Airport
are Pinnacle by 1589 Hotels, Piccadilly, Hotel Crossroad, Surya continental and Diamond Resort, and Club.
Shopping in Lucknow
The main markets in this shopper’s paradise are Alambagh Market, Nakhas Market, Chowk, Janpath Market, Aminabad and Hazaratganj.
Nightlife in Lucknow
There are some premium nightclubs and pubs in Lucknow which include Zero Degree – Lounge & Disc, Blue – The Lounge, Mint and Theka – The Piccadily.
Major attractions in Lucknow
Lucknow, apart from its cuisines and architecture, is also known for places of religious significance. The holy places that can be visited are Jama Masjid, Balaji Temple, Khamman Peer Dargah, Chandrika Devi Temple and Bhoothnath Temple.
About Delhi Airport
One of the biggest and busiest airports in India, Indira Gandhi International Airport is spread over 5,106 acres. It is India’s most modern airport with a facility to land any kind of aircraft and handled more than 57.7 million passengers in the fiscal year 2016-17.
Connectivity to Delhi Airport
The distance between Indira Gandhi International Airport and the city center is just 15 km. Travelers can easily reach the city from the airport as there are buses and cabs available 24 hours.
Q. What are the most popular domestic routes from Delhi?
Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Bangalore are the most popular routes from Delhi.
Q. What are the popular airlines flying from Delhi airport?
A. AirAsia India
, Air India, Alliance Air, GoAir
, IndiGo, Spicejet, Jet Airways
and Quikjet are major domestic airlines that operate from Delhi.
Q. What are the prominent hotels near Delhi Airport?
The Leela Ambience, Gurugram, Roseate House
, New Delhi and Lemon Tree Premier are a few popular hotels in the vicinity of Delhi Airport
Q. What are the key attractions in Delhi?
There is a lot to do in Delhi. Some of the major attractions include Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort
, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar and Rashtrapati Bhawan
Q. What is the best time to visit Delhi?
The best time to visit Delhi is from October to March.