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You Can't Miss Out To Try These 8 Experiences In Nawabon Ka Sheher Lucknow!

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From grandiose monuments, parks and gardens to the marble sidewalks and yummy Awadhi food, Lucknow is nothing if not interesting!

You Can't Miss Out To Try These 8 Experiences In Nawabon Ka Sheher Lucknow!:

  1. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Bara Imambara, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Aminabad , Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  4. The Residency, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

1. The Yummy Awadhi Biryani

The Yummy Awadhi Biryanisource: finelychopped.net

Lucknowi or Awadhi Biryani is called the purest form of biryani, even higher than its famous Hyderabadi rival! What makes Lucknowi pukki biryani unique? Meat and rice cooked separately, layered on top of each other and cooked on ‘dum’. People swear Lucknowi biryani is lighter and has more flavour than other types. The world famous Wahid Mia’s Biryani and Lallaji’s Biryani are literally worth travelling to Lucknow for. Hot tip: HolidayIQ Traveller Dipesh recommends, “The Lucknowi dum biryani at Idris near Patanala is very famous.”

2. The Holy Bara Imambara

The Holy Bara Imambarasource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Mukesh Rajput recommends, “The architecture of building is really beautiful. I would recommend taking a guide to learn some of the history. It is definitely worth a visit if you're in Lucknow. The 'Bhool Bhulaiya' should not be missed.” Guess that's solid advice since Bara Imambara is supposed to have secret tunnels under it where people have gone missing and they even made a Bollywood film called Bhool Bhulaiya!

3. Char Mahal- The Stunning Railway Station

Char Mahal- The Stunning Railway Stationsource: wikimedia

The Char Bagh Railway Station in Lucknow is one of India's most beautiful train stations. 'Char bagh’ refers to the four gardens, which were here earlier. The railway station looks like a stunning palace with towers and clusters of Awadhi domes.

4. Hazratgunj Market- A Fix To All Your Shopping Needs

Hazratgunj Market- A Fix To All Your Shopping Needssource: ghumakkar.com

Hot tip: HolidayIQ Traveller Aseem Shrivastava from New Delhi says, “If you are in Lucknow, you have to visit Hazratganj, also known as Ganj. All the shops have B&W name boards, wide-roads, multilevel parking and the Victoria Lights add charm to these roads. Best time to visit the place is after sunset when the lights are on and you get to see a very different view as compared to daytime.” 

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5. A Ride Through Marine Drive

A Ride Through Marine Drivesource: xbhp.com

Nope this isn't a bombay spot! Marine drive is the strip of road alongside the Gomti River. One of the most frequented hangouts for the younger crowd. The cool breeze, the mesmerising scenic beauty is fast catching up as a favoured zone. 

6. The Unreal Basket Chaat At Aminabad

The Unreal Basket Chaat At Aminabadsource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ Traveller Shalini Tiwari's awesome tip: “The pani-puri served with seven different types of water, the pav bhaji at Bombay Pav Bhaji Stall, the chaats at Royal Café and matka kulfi at Moti Mahal are must-eats at Hazratganj. Visit Dastar Khan, which offers the best tangri kababs. Relish the faaluda kulfis at Prakash stall in Aminabad,”. Drooling yet? Buy that ticket. Book the hotel. Just do it! 

7. The Residency- A Testimony To A Bygone Era

The Residency- A Testimony To A Bygone Erasource: wikimedia

HolidayIQ delhiite traveller Shefali Rattan's recommendation: “Located near the High Court, it's not very far from Hazratganj and for a nominal entry fee of 5 rupees, you feel that it's Lucknow's lovers' paradise. It showcases the remains of a king's fort. The place was used to host Britishers. It has a museum with few pictures and stories. There's a graveyard inside”

8. The Legendary Kebab Paranthas Of Rahim ki Nihari

The Legendary Kebab Paranthas Of Rahim ki Niharisource: tipini.com

HolidayIQ Traveller Dinesh Bharti says, “If you are looking for the real taste of Lucknow, this is the place. You will find the famous 'tehzeeb' and everything Lucknow is famous for.” HolidayIQ Traveller Hasan Ahmed from Lucknow adds: “Chowk or Old Lucknow, this is where you get the best taste of kabab paratha and nahari-kulcha.”

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