Lucknow is located in Uttar Pradesh, the city has an interesting history to boast about. The ‘Nawab City’ Lucknow, is one of the popular cities of India, famous for its culture, cuisine and monumental heritage. Well manicured Palace and are important tourist attraction. Many monuments worth visiting are Bada and Chota Imambara, Aurangzeb’s mosque, State Museum, Chattar manzil and The Residency. The city of Lucknow is best visited during the winter months from October to February. The weather is good this time making shopping an enjoyable experience. There are many zoological parks worth visiting. Trying the lip smacking cuisine at various restaurants of Lucknow is an indulgence one should never miss. The city has its own airport, thus making it accessible from all over the country. Good network of rails and roads are also available.Lucknow has a hot subtropical climate with warm summers and cool dry winters. Summers (April to May) are quite hot with a rise in temperature up to a level of 45°C. Winters (December to February) are cool with a maximum temperature 21°C and minimum touches as low as 4°C or less. Fog formation is seen very often during the winter months. Monsoons (June to September) receive a medium rainfal. The annual Lucknow Festival held during November-December is accompanied with colorful processions and is very attractive with traditional dramas, Kathak dances, kite flying and music recitals.
Category : Historical
Time Zone: UTC + 5:30 Hours
STD Code: 522
Info Website: lucknow.nic.in
Best Time to Visit: Oct – Mar
Lucknow, the Nawabi city of Uttar Pradesh was founded in the 13th century AD. Though historians claim the city to have been a part of the ancient Suryavanshi dynasty, not much evidence has been gathered. During the year 1350 AD, the city was under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate which further went into the hands of the Mughals, the Nawabs of Awadh, the East India Company and finally the British. The last Nawab of Oudh to have ruled the city was Nawab Asadf-ud-daula. He made Lucknow his capital and constructed various monuments in order to modernize the look of the city. British gained control over Lucknow in 1854, under the generalship of Lord Dalhousie. The city became the capital of the present day Uttar Pradesh after India’s independence in the year 1947.
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How to ReachEdit
By Air : The Lucknow airport is 14 km away from the heart of the city. Pre-paid taxi services from airport charge about Rs 300 to Lucknow city center. Lucknow is connected to airports in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur and Mumbai by daily flights. Delhi International airport is 497 km away, which is well connected to all major cities in India and many cities abroad.
By Train : Lucknow city centre is a major railway station in North India. It connects to all rail heads in India. It is directly connected to Trivandrum, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.Railways Enquiry 135 635841 636132
By BUS : “Lucknow is easily connected to all nearby cities by public transport buses. The city is well connected with other major cities like Agra, Kanpur, Delhi, Allahabad and Dehradun by private tourist bus services.
By Taxi : This place is well connected by road and is easily accessible by taxis. Taxis are also available from Lucknow to your destinations.
By Other : Auto Rickshaws, taxis, etc, are available for moving around in the city.
Budget – Up to Rs. 800
Hotel Park Awadh ; 40-A, Hussainganj Crossing Vidhan Sabha Marg, Lalbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001 ; Ph – 0522 263 5533 ; Facilities – 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, Air conditioning, Elevators, Doctor on call.
Economy – Up to Rs. 801 to Rs. 1200
Hotel Amarpreet ; 122, Sri Ram Tower, Gokhle Marg, Near Bus Stand, Alambagh, Lucknow, UP 226005 ; Ph – 0522 402 9470 ; Facilities – Travel Desk, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, Conference facilities, Laundry, 24-Hour Security, Concierge Lounge, Banquet facilities
Deluxe – Up to Rs. 801 to Rs. 1200
Mohan Hotel ; Gautam Buddha Marg, Charbagh, Lucknow, UP 226001 ; Ph – 0522 403 5555 ; Facilities – Travel Desk, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, Air conditioning, Conference facilities, Elevators, Laundry, Parking, Non-smoking rooms, Beauty salon, 24-Hour Security, Catering Services, Wedding Services, Banquet facilities, Doctor on call.
Luxury – Rs. 2501 and above
La Place Sarovar Portico ; “6 Shahnajaf Road, Lucknow, UP 226001
; Ph – 0522 400 4040 ; Facilities – Travel Desk, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, Conference facilities, Elevators, Laundry, Parking, Non-smoking rooms, 24-Hour Security, Game Room, Doctor on call.
- Domino’s Pizza ; Shop No.G-18, Ground Floor, Shalimar Eldee Plaza, Plot No.5/CP-105, Faizabad Road, Indira Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226016 . ; M – 0522 234 8714 ; Food Serve : Pizza
- Sakhawat Restaurant ; Qaiser Bagh Avenue, Oudh Gymkhana Club, Wala Kwadar Rd, Kaiserbagh Officer’s Colony, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, UP 226001 ; M – 088 08 878666 ; Food Serve : Lacknowi
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Biryani – HOTEL CLARKS AVADH ; 8 Mahatma Gandhi Marg ; Ph/M – 91 522 216 500 ; Cost – N.A ; Famous for – N.A
Kebabs- Royal Cafe. ; 51, Hazratganj , Lucknow. ; Ph/M – 2202062 ; Cost – N.A ; Famous for – N.A
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Nightlife (Pub / Disc / BAR)Add
Zero Degree Lounge & Disc ; 3rd Flr,River Side Mall, Nr Taj Hotel, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow – 226010 ; Ph/M: 8543043440 (0522) 4079101 (0522) 2630375 ; Cost: N.A ; Food Serve : N.A
Bigg Boss Club And Bar ; B-81, Vibhuti Khand, Gomati Nagar, Lucknow- 226010 ; Ph/M: 9532043020, 9839360036 ; Cost: N.A ; Food Serve : Non-Veg, Chinese, Mediterranean, North Indian
Night Players Club ; 117/2, Sadnand Ngr, Nr Nh-2, Lucknow Gpo, Lucknow – 226001 ; Ph/M: 8090943707 ; Cost: N.A ; Food Serve : N.A
Simran Sahni’s Health Zone ; First Floor, opposite Lekhraj Khazana (HDFC Bank), Main Faizabad Road, Indiranagar Colony, Lucknow, UP ; Ph/M – 098 07 362436 ; Cost: N.A ; Services – Back Massage, Baliness Massage, Bleaching, Body Polish, Body Wrap,Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic Therapy, Fish Therapy, Fruit Therapy.
Aura Thai Body Spa ; 1st Floor Amarpreet Lawns Building , Kanpur Road ; Ph/M – 0522 – 3271888 ; Cost: N.A ; Services – Foot Massage, Facial Massage, Head Massage.
Lucknow Festival ; Venue: Lucknow ; Period : November – December ; Details: Lucknow festival is a very important festival in this place. The unique and scintillating culture of Lucknow is portrayed in this festival. The Lucknow Festival is celebrated for a time period of ten days. In these ten days, Lucknow wears a grand and royal look and the whole city comes alive with joyous celebration. The Lucknow Festival is a platform to showcase the rich and unique culture, arts and crafts and the finer aspects of the lifestyle of Lucknow. Also, it is the best place to taste the lip-smacking cuisine that Lucknow is famous for.
Vrindavan Sharadotsav ; Venue: Lucknow ; Period : October ; Details: Vrindavan Sharadotsav celebrated in Lucknow, people over here also indulge in celebrating this festival that is dedicated to Lord Krishna of the Hindu mythology. This festival captures the magic spun by Lord Krishna in the form of a child and then as a young adult. The town of Vrindavan near Lucknow is decorated beautifully and the celebration is marked by much joy and fanfare.
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Day 1 :
7:12 am – Chowk ;Approx. time spent : 4 hrs
12:30 pm – The Residency ;Approx. time spent : 4 hrs
2:30 pm – Aminabad ;Approx. time spent : 2 hrs
4:30 pm – Bara Imambara ;Approx. time spent : 2 hrs
Day 2 :
8:30 am – Moti Mahal ;Approx. time spent : 3 hrs
11:30 am – Chattar Manzil ;Approx. time spent : 3 hrs
2:30 pm – Constantia ;Approx. time spent : 2 hrs
4:30 pm – Shaheed Smarak;Approx. time spent : 2 hrs
Day 3 :
7:12 am – Lucknow Zoo ;Approx. time spent : 45 hrs
1:00 pm – Rumi Darwaza ;Approx. time spent : 3 hrs
3:00 pm – Hazratganj Market ;Approx. time spent : 4 hrs
5:30 pm – Begum Hazrat Mahal Park ;Approx. time spent : 3 hrs