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Places to Visit in lucknow

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is popularly known as the City of Nawabs. Situated at the banks of river Gomti, Lucknow is a historical city. It was ruled by the Delhi Sultanate during the Mughal era and was the capital of Awadh Pradesh. Later on, it was ruled by the Nawab of Awadh and after them, it witnessed the regime of the British Empire in the year 1857.

Considered to be the Golden City of the East, Lucknow is a mixture of modern as well as ancient culture. Lucknow is famous for dance, music, drama, literature and Urdu Poetry, all of which were popularized by the Nawabs of Awadh. Known as the seventh largest city in India, Lucknow is prominent as a center of education, business, research as well as tourism.

City’s glory is highlighted by many historical monuments and buildings. Further, Lucknow offers Awadhi cuisines like kebabs, biryani, etc. The city is also famous for Chikankari and Lucknavi Zardosi. These handcrafted embroideries are not only famous in India but are exported to the overseas market as well. Almost all tourist places in Lucknow exhibit the true Awadhi style.

The best time to visit Lucknow is between October and March. During this time period, the weather in Lucknow remains pleasant and sunny with temperature ranging from 7 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius. Some of the popular places to visit in Lucknow are:

• Jama Masjid
•  Chota Imambara
•  Sankat Mochan Temple
•  Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary
•  Shah Najaf Imambara
•  Bara Imambara

For a comprehensive Lucknow travel guide and several interesting Lucknow packages, tourists can access the official website of Yatra, which is a key aggregator for online ticketing.

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  • Best Time To Visit
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  • Altitude 404 ft. above sea level
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Attractions in lucknow

Ambedkar Memorial Park

Ambedkar Memorial Park

Gardens-Woods

Spend approx 2 hours

Enjoy the delight of history at the Ambedkar Memorial Park, which...
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Dilkusha Kothi Palace

Dilkusha Kothi Palace

Heritage

Spend approx 1 hour

Dilkusha Kothi is actually the remains of an 18th century house t...
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Chattar Manzil

Chattar Manzil

Heritage

Spend approx 1 hour

The Chattar Manzil is also known as The Umbrella Palace. It was b...
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Bara Imambara

Bara Imambara

Heritage

Spend approx 1 hour

The Bara Imambara is called AsafiImambara and named after Nawab A...
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Places to eat in lucknow

Saute Restaurant

Saute Restaurant

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 1000

If you are looking for a sumptuous meal with your loved ones, in ...
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Wahid Biryani

Wahid Biryani

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 250

If you are an ardent Biryani lover, then Wahid Biryani is your ul...
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The Spice Factory Top Restaurant

The Spice Factory Top Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1200

The Spice Factory Top Restaurant at Lucknow offers a variety of N...
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Falak Numa Restaurant

Falak Numa Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 1600

Indulge in a luxurious dining experience at the spectacular Falak...
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Nightlife in lucknow

SAQI

SAQI

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 2600

Like any thing done by the Taj group, Saqi at Taj Vivanta in Gomt...
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Quazar

Quazar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1600

Located in Hazratganj, Quazar is one of Lucknow’s most happening ...
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Kuch Toh Log Kahenge

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1400

Kuch toh log kahenge is a whimsically named resto-bar located in ...
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Captain Bar

Captain Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1200

The Captain Bar is a purveyor of good times and great drinks loca...
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5 Budget-Friendly Homestays In Lucknow Known For Their Hospitality

5 Budget-Friendly Homestays In Lucknow Known For Their Hospitality

Cosy homestays in Lucknow close to the railway station and other points of sightsee.

20 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
Reasons Lucknowi Handicrafts Are Vivid And Rich

Reasons Lucknowi Handicrafts Are Vivid And Rich

From stunning embroidery to terracotta jewellery, Lucknow handicrafts are meant for all tastes and budgets.

16 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
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From Handcrafted Fabrics To Perfumes, Lucknow Is A Shopper’s Paradise

From Handcrafted Fabrics To Perfumes, Lucknow Is A Shopper’s Paradise

The City of Nawabs is popular not only for its architecture and history, but also for the treasures hidden in its many local bazaars.

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Lucknow Places to Visit

Top tourist places to visit in Lucknow
Among several famous places in Lucknow, some of the must-visit places in Lucknow are as follows:

•  Jama Masjid: Known as the sacred place for Muslims, Jama Masjid was built in the year 1423 by Sultan Ahmed Shah. The monument is a mixture of Muslim and Hindu architecture and 260 pillars support the monument which is carved with inscriptions. The mosque is heavily crowded with pilgrims during the festivals of Eid and Muharram.

•  Chota Imambara: Built by Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah, Chota Imambara demonstrates the Indo-Islamic and Persian architectural style. The interior of the monument showcases beautiful glass work and chandeliers, due to which it became famous as the Palace of Lights. It also houses the tombs of Muhammad Ali Shah and his family.

•  Sankat Mochan Temple: Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple is situated at the banks of river Gomti. The devotees here write a letter to Lord Hanuman describing their problems, hoping that they would be blessed by the lord. Therefore, pilgrims from different parts of the country visit this holy place of worship.

•  Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary: Stretched over an area of 2.246 sq. km., Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is also known as Shahid Chandra Shekar Azad Bird Sanctuary. This sanctuary has a variety of wild animals and bird species. During the winter months, this place becomes a host for Siberian cranes and other migratory bird species.

•  Shah Najaf Imambara: A replica of Hazrat Ali’s Tomb in Iraq, Shah Najaf Imambara was built by Nawab Ghazi-ud-Din Haider. The dome of this monument is different from other Imambaras located in the city. It houses the tombs of Nawab as well as his wives, hence, is also famous as Karbala.

• Bara Imambara: Built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, the monument is famous as Asafi Imambara. It is a religious Muslim monument as pilgrims visit the place to celebrate Muharram. Bara Imambara strongly depicts the influence of Islamic architecture.

Lucknow sightseeing by bus: Being the cheapest mode of transport, traveling by bus allows making connections with other people by exchanging each other’s experiences. To explore the city without any hassle using public transport, tourists can avail the city tour packages offered by U.P. State Tourism Development Corporation for Lucknow sightseeing. Remember, these sightseeing tours are organized in a way that showcases the beauty and culture of the city.

Lucknow sightseeing by car: Known for being comfortable, car journeys offer access to the far-flung corners of the city. Further, tourists can opt for car rental or cab services which are easily available in the city for Lucknow sightseeing. Moreover, Lucknow is well connected to Delhi, Allahabad, Uttarakhand, etc. thus, making sightseeing by car more convenient and an affordable options for tourists.

Weekend Gateways from Lucknow:
Apart from the above mentioned Lucknow points of interest, there are other popular tourist destinations which can also be explored near the city.

Tourist places near Lucknow within 100 km
Deva Sharif and Naimisharnya are the two prominent places to visit near Lucknow within 100 km.

• Deva Sharif: Exhibiting a blend of Hindu and Iranian architecture, Deva Sharif is the burial place of Wazir Ali Shah. Further, Qawwali sessions also take place here which are sung by the devotional Sufi saints.
• Naimisharnya: Famous as a pilgrimage center, Naimisharnya, located at the banks of river Gomti, is devoted to Lord Bhrama, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishu and Goddess Sati. Further, the holy place houses Chakra Teertha, Hanuman Garhi and Vyasa Dham.

Tourist places near Lucknow within 200 km
Ayodhya and Allahabad are the two popular places to visit near Lucknow within 200 km.

• Ayodhya: Rich with history and numerous legends, Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Rama. It is a religious tourist destination with various attractions including temples like Ramjanam Bhumi, Kanak Bhawan and Hanuman Garhi.
• Allahabad: Famous for the meeting point of three rivers- Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, Allahabad is considered to be a spiritual and sacred city. The largest Hindu gathering, the Maha Kumbh Mela, takes place at the banks of the Triveni Sangam. Further, Khusro Bagh is one of the famous tourist destinations in the city.

Tourist places near Lucknow within 500 km
Agra and Varanasi are two of the well-known places that tourists can explore near Lucknow.

• Agra: Known for one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal, Agra showcases the Mughal architecture with grand tombs and mausoleum. Apart from the historical monuments, the city is also famous for its food which includes Petha, Dalmoth and Chaat.
• Varanasi: Popular pilgrimage point for Hindus, Varanasi is situated at the banks of river Ganga. The town is filled with several temples exhibiting the architectural heritage and colors of spirituality. Further, Varanasi is famous for its ghats and Ganga Aarti.

Places to stay in Lucknow:
Ranging from luxury hotels to the budget ones, there are several accommodation options available in Lucknow that ensure the convenience of the visitors.

• 5-star accommodations in Lucknow: Vivanta by Taj, Clarks Awadh, Hyatt Regency Lucknow and The Piccadilly are some of the luxury accommodation options that are known for providing warm hospitality.

• 4-star accommodations in Lucknow: Levana Suites, Radical Palace, Hotel Lineage and Hotel Silvete are some of the 4-star hotels in Lucknow that are known for providing a comfortable stay to its guests.

• 3-star accommodations in Lucknow: Charans Plaza, Hotel Levana, La Palace Sarovar Portico, Arif Castles are 3-star accommodation options available in Lucknow.

Budget accommodations in Chennai: Hotel Vijay, Atithi Inn, Hotel Sunrise Inn, Hotel Amber are some of the budget hotels in Lucknow that are known for giving an apt accommodation without denting your pocket.

Lucknow houses a variety of hotels for every kind of traveler to enjoy holidays in Lucknow. Also, it is recommended to visit Lucknow during the months of October and March as it is the best season to visit Lucknow. So, don’t miss to book your tickets in advance through Yatra.com and get ready to have an amazing experience.

FAQ's

Q. What one should know before going to Lucknow?
A. Those who are planning to visit Lucknow in April and July should know that during these months the temperature rises to 45 degree Celsius and it gets quite uncomfortable during afternoons

Q. What are the top 5 must-visit destinations in Lucknow?
A. Chota Imambara, Jama Masjid, Sankat Mochan Temple, Bara Imambara and Nawabganj Bird are the top five must-visit destinations in Lucknow

Q. What are the some must-do things in Lucknow?
A. Start your day by visiting the Lucknow Zoological Garden and then in the evening, visit Marine Drive at Gomtinagar to enjoy a walk and the cool breeze with mesmerizing scenic beauty

Q. Which is the best season that witnesses less rush in Lucknow?
A. In order to explore Lucknow when it is less crowded, April and July are considered to be the best time, but these months also encounter the scorching summer heat

Q. How to make the most of a 2-day trip to Lucknow?
A. To make the most of a 2-day trip to Lucknow, one should visit Marine Drive at Gomtinagar to enjoy a stroll near the banks of river Gomti

Q. What are the places to visit on Friday in Lucknow?
A. Some of the places that people can visit on Fridays in Lucknow are Hazratganj and Chowk market

Q. What are the top shopping destinations in Lucknow?
A. The top shopping destinations in Lucknow include Nakhas market, Chowk, Janpath market, Aminabad and Alambagh market

Q. Is Lucknow safe for foreigners?
A. Yes, Lucknow is safe for foreigners

Q. Is Lucknow safe for foreigners?
A. Yes, Lucknow is safe for foreigners

Q. What are the safe and luxury hotels for solo travelers in Lucknow?
A. Vivanta by Taj, York Inn Boutique Hotel and Renaissance Hotel are some of the safe and luxury hotels for solo travelers in Lucknow

Q. What are the top luxury couple hotels in Lucknow?
A. The top luxury couple hotels in Lucknow are Clarks Awadh, Hyatt Regency Lucknow and The Piccadilly

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