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Having many galleries situated inside the Zoo

Having many galleries situated inside the Zoo  Video Review
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Lucknow State Museum

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
10th Aug 17

One can enjoy its architecture

One can enjoy its architecture  Video Review
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Bara Imambara

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
9th Aug 17

Beautiful River Front Close To Ambedkar Park.

Beautiful River Front Close To Ambedkar Park.  Video Review
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Gomti Riverfront Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
8th Aug 17

Oldest masjid in Lucknow

Oldest masjid in Lucknow  Video Review
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Jama Masjid

Ujval Anand
12th Dec 17

Lovely old monument

Lovely old monument  Video Review
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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
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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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Satkhanda

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
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
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Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
10th Aug 17

A famous leisure park dedicated to Lord Buddha.

A famous leisure park dedicated to Lord Buddha.  Video Review
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Gautam Buddha Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
10th Aug 17

This is in between Amirud Daula library & Baradari

This is in between Amirud Daula library & Baradari  Video Review
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Ammuddaula Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
10th Aug 17

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Reasons to go to Lucknow

1Places 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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2Wahid 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.

Read more at 11 Places You Can Enjoy the Best Biriyanis in the Country

3Mind-blowing galouti kebab
Mind-blowing galouti kebab

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, was once the artistic capital of northern part of India. It is popular among tourists for its cultural and traditional heritage. But what still remains the most important magnet is the Galouti kebab. You will not get such taste anywhere else. HolidayIQ reviewer Shresh Tha says, "There are number of places but what I found different and you should visit once are man-made beach, Bhool Bulaiya, Sky bar, Cafe vintage machine-hangout place, Curry On is a very nice fine-dine place to have a family dinner, Hazzrat ganj, Husain ganj where you get awesome tea and bun mallai, Mr. Brown-chocolates are good, Neelkant."


HolidayIQ reviewer Pradyot Mohanta shot this in Lucknow

HolidayIQ reviewer Debopam Roy says, "It is certainly a heaven for foodies. From the delicious pure ghee chats in the chowk to Panditji's refreshing thandai, to Tundey Kababi's galawati kabab to Dastarkhwan's biriyani, there is a long list of delicacies you should not miss."

While exploring the lovely city, stay at the Vivanta by Taj and experience luxury at a whole new level. Oudhyana serves amazing Lucknowi cuisine and your stay will be ou of the world.

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4The Yummy Awadhi Biryani
The Yummy Awadhi Biryani

Lucknowi or Awadhi Biryani is unique in the way its cooked. Meat and aromatic rice are cooked almost through separately and then cooked, layered on top of each other and cooked on a ‘dum’. The proud people of Lucknow swear Lucknowi biryani is lighter, more aromatic and flavorful than other types. The world famous Wahid Mia’s Biryani and Lallaji’s Biryani are literally worth travelling to Lucknow for.


Dipesh: The Lucknowi dum biryani at Idris near Patanala is very famous.

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Read more at From Great Food to Rich Culture, 8 Reasons to Visit Lucknow If You Haven't!

5The Holy Bara Imambara
The Holy Bara Imambara

Built in 1784 by the fourth Nawab of Awadh, Asaf-ud-Daula, the Bara Imambara was built as a part of a relief project for a major famine that took place in the year 1784. Today it stands testimony to Lucknow's rich history and is a favourite among people visiting the city.

Basab: "Bara Imambara, built in 1784, is the largest arch room without any pillars. The balcony echoes whispering sounds throughout the main hall. Above the main hall there is a web called Bhool Bhulaiyaa. You should not go there without guide."

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Reviews (268)

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan2.9/5

453 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

Lucknow

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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