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Having many galleries situated inside the Zoo

Having many galleries situated inside the Zoo  Video Review

Lucknow State Museum

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
10th Aug 17

One can enjoy its architecture

One can enjoy its architecture  Video Review

Bara Imambara

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
9th Aug 17

Beautiful River Front Close To Ambedkar Park.

Beautiful River Front Close To Ambedkar Park.  Video Review

Gomti Riverfront Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
8th Aug 17

Oldest masjid in Lucknow

Oldest masjid in Lucknow  Video Review

Jama Masjid

Ujval Anand
12th Dec 17

Lovely old monument

Lovely old monument  Video Review

Maqbara Dan Shah

Ujval Anand
12th Dec 17

Built by Saadat Ali Khan for Bird Watching

Built by Saadat Ali Khan for Bird Watching  Video Review

Moti Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
10th Aug 17

An incomplete dream of Nawab Md. Ali Shah.

An incomplete dream of Nawab Md. Ali Shah.  Video Review


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10th Aug 17

A beautiful leisure park in the memory of Iron Man

A beautiful leisure park in the memory of Iron Man  Video Review

Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel Park

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10th Aug 17

A famous leisure park dedicated to Lord Buddha.

A famous leisure park dedicated to Lord Buddha.  Video Review

Gautam Buddha Park

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10th Aug 17

This is in between Amirud Daula library & Baradari

This is in between Amirud Daula library & Baradari  Video Review

Ammuddaula Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
10th Aug 17

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Rich creamy kulfi topped with falooda and rose syrup is a dessert which finds a place at every Indian heart. “Relish the faaluda kulfis at Prakash stall in Aminabad,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Shalini Tiwari.

Where: Prakash Ki Kulfi, Lucknow

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2Places to Experience India's Glorious Past
Places to Experience India's Glorious Past

Heritage | History | Museum | Culture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Satish Tripathi adds, “Husainabad Clock Tower is a fine architectural heritage monument in Lucknow It is always a good thing to know or read a little bit of the history, before seeing any monument. Because only then you will develop curiosity and see the monument from that angle. Hussainabad Clock Tower or Ghantaghar of Lucknow is situated in Hussainabad, just in between Chhota Imambara and Rumi Darwaza.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Srijan Srivastava shares, “Kaiserbagh - Historical place The Kaiserbagh Palace in Lucknow was envisaged by Wajid Ali Shah. He wanted to create a paradise garden, the concept that was imported to India by the Maugham Emperor, Babur. The Kaiserbagh Palace, Lucknow is remarkable for its architectural brilliance.


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3Wahid Biryani for the best chicken and mutton biryani
Wahid Biryani for the best chicken and mutton biryani

Shopping | Heritage | Monument | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Debopam Roy shares, “From the delicious pure ghee chats in Chowk to Panditji's refreshing thandai, and Tundey Kababi's galawati kabab to Dastarkhwan's biriyani, there is a long list of delicacies you should not miss.

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4To relishing a basket chaat in Lucknow
To relishing a basket chaat in Lucknow

HolidayIQ reviewer Srijan Srivastav says "Lucknow has one of the best educational institutions in India and the standard of education is considered to be very high compared to many other states in the country. It is for this reason that students graduating from the Universities in Lucknow are one of the most sought after by the multinationals, Corporates and big industrial houses. Lucknow is a hub for education for students from all over India and many parts of the world as well. "

HolidayIQ reviewer Supriya Mishra says "Lucknow serves you with delicious food. Try sharma k samose and tea, Delicious Falooda kulfi in Aminabad, Fresh Malai from Chowk and also visit various good non veg food joints to taste nalli nihari and bakarkhani. Mornings are best with yummy bun butter and chai .. They call it band makkhan by the way. Even a simple tikki chat is more delicious than any other place. Visit royal cafe for chat and dahi bade."


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5What is the UP Mango Festival?
What is the UP Mango Festival?

The Uttar Pradesh Mango Festival will take place in Lucknow in June. This festival supports small farmers, women in agriculture and boosts the regions mangoes. (Slurp) 

HolidayIQ traveller Samarth says "The UP Mango festival was so much more than I expected. It not only made me taste and discover new types of mangoes but I also found so many mango-based dishes and realized it is not just a summer fruit but a whole culture!"


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Reviews (173)

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan2.9/5

420 reviews

Hijacked to chikan cloths shopping

Nice city with both modern (Ambedkar park) and ancient structures (Imambaras). I went there to attend a conference at Indira Gandhi Pratisthan. Huge place with many auditoriums. Lucknow boasts of another auditorium also . Let me tell you in the beginning itself, Lucknow has uber and ola. They were courteous and picked up my friend in another hotel also. But for these, if you take a taxi or auto or cycle rickshaw - not only that you need to bargain for rates, but also beware of being hijacked to Sewa chikan shops selling cloths . There are another type of share autos who don't hijack you - supposed to be 4 seater - but comfortable only for 2 persons . Lucknow biryani is tasty and flavored - but little bland. Kebabs, chats and aloo tikki are all over tasty and hot. The third day my stomach was upset . Their winter special mutka malai is just cream - nothing special about it except mud disposable tumbler is environmental friendly . But they make ceremoniously tea with ginger and served in mud tumblers for RS. 15 which is good for this winter season . One should not miss entering bhool bhulaiyaa and bouli with a guide. It is a special experience . January- february, carry all woolens. I had to wear thermal and socks at night also since hotel rooms are not heated.

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Rajeev gupta

Rajeev gupta7.0/5

4 reviews


Food - 10/10. People - 8/10. Rephotographing experience - 6/10. Shopping areas - 9/10. Cleanliness in Market - 8/10. Price for everything - 9/10 . . Overall - 8/10

Lucknow Overview

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.

Photos of Lucknow

Lucknow Zoo, Lucknow

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Abhishek Singh

Lucknow Zoo, Lucknow
Lucknow Zoo, Lucknow

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Abhishek Singh

Lucknow Zoo, Lucknow
Bara Imambara, Lucknow

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Srijan Srivastava

Bara Imambara, Lucknow

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