Lucknow Tourism

Lucknow Tourism

Lucknow Info

  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 128 m
  • Pincode: 226001
  • District: Lucknow
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0522
  • Weather: Summer 21 to 45°C, Winter 5 to 32°C

History of Agra

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, was once the artistic capital of northern part of India. The city of Lucknow is popular among tourists for its cultural and traditional heritage. Lucknow belongs to Avadh (Oudh) region. It is also the renowned seat of Shi'ism and is referred to as the epitome of Shia culture in India.

Lucknow is traversed by River Gomti, dividing the city in to Trans-Gomti and Cis-Gomti. Located towards the centre of the great Gangetic plain in the seismic zone III, Lucknow is bounded by Barabanki District in the East, Unnao District in the West, Raebareli District in the South and Sitapur and Hardoi districts on its North.

The city of Lucknow is of ancient origin as per the inscriptions given in the epic Ramayana. Lakshmanpur or Lakhanpur was the initial name of Lucknow. This territory was gifted to Lakshmana by Lord Rama, after conquering Sri Lanka and completing the term of life in exile. Later this region came under the rule of Afghans, Mughals and the British. Lucknow also became a major centre for uprisings like the First War of Independence and Indian Independence Movement. Lucknow was the seat of the Nawabs of Avadh, who were great connoisseurs of art, during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was Nawab Wazir Sadat Khan who was appointed as the first ruler of Avadh, in 1732. Lucknow was the centre for political, cultural, artistic and literary renaissance in North India during this period. Art forms like Kathak, Thumri, Khayal, Dadra, Qawalis, Ghazals and Shero Shairi reached their summit during the rule of Nawabs. The field of architecture was also revived by various experimentations on the existing styles of oriental and occidental architecture. Culinary skills were also refined during this period to create Nawabi cuisine, which is unique to Lucknow.

Today, Lucknow is a fast growing city of India and a major commercial, educational, research and IT hub. It is also home to Asia's first DNA bank at Biotech Park, which has the designation of being the world's second, in having DNA identification system (DIS). Lucknow, the headquarters of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), is also renowned for its small scale industries based on distinctive Chikan and Lakhnawi Zardozi styles of embroidery.

People and Culture of Agra

Hindi, Urdu and English are the widely used languages in Lucknow. Festivals like Moharrum, Id-Ul-Zuha, Id-Ul-Fitar, Shab-e-Barat, Holi, Dusshera, Diwali, Jamghat, Bada Mangal Mela and Lucknow Mahotsav are celebrated with great vigour by the people of Lucknow.

Asafi Imambara (Bara Imambara), Chhota Imambara, British Residency and Shah Najaf are some of the prominent monuments of Lucknow that points out the architectural marvel. Rumi Darwaza, Sikandar Bagh, Lucknow Zoo & State Museum, Botanical Gardens and Kaiserbagh Palace complex are the other popular attractions of Lucknow.

Things To Do in Agra

Lucknow is well connected by air, rail and road. The Lucknow airport is a domestic one and is well connected to major cities in India. It is at a distance of around 14 km from the city centre. The nearest international airport, though, is the Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi, which is almost 500 km away. Lucknow is a major railhead in northern India and is reachable from almost all parts of the country. The city is also well connected by bus services to nearby cities like Agra, Delhi, Allahabad, Kanpur, among others. These are run by state as well as private bus operators.

The best time to visit Lucknow is during the winter season. The weather during this time is cool with an average maximum temperature of 21 degree Celsius and minimum of 4 degree Celsius. The annual Lucknow Festival is also held during this time, November-December, and is a good time to visit the city.

Lucknow is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in New Delhi and Delhi.

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Lucknow Traveller Reviews

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Khalid Khan

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  • Khalid Khan
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  • Lives in Noida
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  • 7 Reviews
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"Shaam e awadh"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Lucknow is the pearl of our country.

A city with the rich cultural heritage of manners and etiquette.

Besides some very prominent historical monuments such as imambaras and british era buildings.

Lucknow is home for world famous chikan work and some mouth watering awadhi veg and non veg cuisine.
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Prerna Malhan

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  • Prerna Malhan
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Loved Lucknow - An Architecturally Beautfiul City"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I had a short period of stay in Lucknow during which I was able to explore quite a few places of interests.

One of the prime locations which kind of stole my heart was Bara Imambara. Though the people there are a bit prudish and can upset you a little, the architecturally gorgeous city makes up more for that. It's fun exploring the stunning alleys of the Imambara and how gorgeously the fort has been maintained over the years!

We visited Dastarkhwan - another specialty of Lucknow and tasted the delectable vegetarian food, which the restaurant is renowned for.

I found the city a bit chaotic in places but it's a different kind of fun altogether. You are going to love Rumi Darwaza. It feels like howsoever many pictures you might take of that gate, it's less!

Overall, you are going to love being in the Nawabon ka Shehar!
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Deepika vinika

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  • Deepika vinika
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 51 Reviews
  •  22 helpful votes
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"Worth travelling!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Lucknow is the best city I've traveled to.
Historical monuments are worth visiting because of the wonderful architecture built in 18th, 19th century.
Aloo tikki chaat, gol gappe, gajak(sweet) are "must try different varieties".
Transport is cheap. As I went in summer so I preferred travelling in evening & I explored many places in 1 week through Google maps.
Chikan/Lakhnawi embroidery dresses are unique at every shop.
For detailed reviews about sightseeing, check my account.
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Rakesh Jangra

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  • Rakesh Jangra
  • Lives in Jind
  • 9 Reviews
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"One of the classic shopping places"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 2, 2017
Very congested place, old buildings but nice place to shop, especially for women, cheap and best so enjoy shopping. A fantastic area, not accessible by car ; rickshaw and tuc tuc only.

Great restaurants and atmosphere.
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  • Abhishekg
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"Nice place for visiting"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 8, 2017
Nice place for visiting. You have to check at least once definitely. All places are good for visiting. Wheather it was water park or any thing else. In zoo you get some advantages of being in Nawabi ka Sahar. So give a visit to lko. It's adabo adab ka sehar.
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Gokul Krishna reddy

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  • Gokul Krishna reddy
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  • 4 Reviews
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"My trip to land of nawabs"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 6, 2017
Lucknow which is the capital city of uttarpradesh state of India which had a good place in the history of India too under the rule of nawabs till 1857,
Me and my wife toured Lucknow for the first time we had a great time there seeing, chotaimambada, clock tower, rumi darwaja, the residency, gomati river all of these occupied a great place in the history of india.
We had tasted lot sum of kababs there, bought good variety of Lucknow chicken which mostly not available anywhere in india
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S Kumar

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  • S Kumar
  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Lucknow, a large city in northern India, is the ca"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 4, 2017
Lucknow, a large city in northern India, is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Toward its center is Rumi Darwaza, a Maugham gateway. Nearby, the 18th-century Bara Imambara shrine has a huge arched hall. Upstairs, Bhool Bhulaiya is a maze of narrow tunnels with city views from its upper balconies. Close by, the grand Victorian Husainabad Clock Tower was built as a victory column in 1881.
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Nitendra nath yadav

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  • Nitendra nath yadav
  • 2 Reviews
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"Holiday trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 11, 2017
This is really nice place to spend time with family and friends
And many place visiting like Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, zoo and so many places
The rooms were small but were well furnished and facilities they provided was good
Staff was very politeand the Location was also very good, quite convenient to reach .. Easy to reach from charbagh hotel. Overall I enjoyed the stay,
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  • Rahul
  • 3 Reviews
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"Good city for historical events and other activiti"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2017
Happy to visit Lucknow it is a great idea to visit historical sites with your family and friends. Famous chicken work clothes, Delicious food, shopping malls, After all this city is also called Nawabo ?? Saher, Hazratganj is a very good place to visit
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Must visit destination which has historical importance"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 20, 2017
I had been to Lucknow by train in the month of December 2016. Lucknow is a must-visit destination in the tourism circuit of Uttar Pradesh. The must-visit destinations around Lucknow include the Lucknow Zoo, Hazratganj and the British Residency. The Lucknow Zoo is spread over an area of 72 acres and was built in 1921. This Zoo is also called as the Prince of Wales Zoo and is home to endangered animals such as white tiger and the indian wolf. The Hazratganj is a must-visit destination for shopaholics as it contains many shops relating to jewellery, handicrafts and automobiles, to name a few of them. The famed British Residency is regarded as a national monument and is one of the major sites of the Sepoy Mutiny or the Great Revolt for Independence in the year 1857. Unfortunately, this site is totally in ruins although the ASI is doing its bit to preserve this rare natural wonder of historical importance.
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