Lucknow Travel Guide
Welcome to the city of Nawabs – Lucknow. Visit the gorgeous city of Lucknow to experience royalty and grandeur. The delectable cuisine, warm and amicable people, and opulent culture are just some of the highlights of the city. Visit the historical monuments across the city to get a glimpse of the bygone era, shop for amazing chikankari, and let the magic of city grow on you.
Lucknow is also famous for traditional perfumes (itars) and special handcrafted jewelry. It is indeed a gastronomical and visual treat to visit the Golden City Lucknow. Carry an extra suitcase to pack all the shopping and beautiful memories to take back home.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
10°C to 30°C
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(July to Sep)
10°C to 15°C
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A Journey through the Nawabi Aura in North India
A mosaic of British era buildings, superb mausoleums, Nawabi aura and known throughout the country for its hand embroidered chikan-kari and delectable food, Lucknow the capital of Uttar Pradesh spells different charisma on tourists. Beautified with wide boulevards, magnificent monuments and many parks & gardens, Lucknow has an atmosphere of grandiosity. Though all these look tired and a bit worn out, but the place has loads to keep any traveler intrigued and people are welcoming. Practically, this is a no hassle destination compared to any other touristy towns. The city gained importance as the dwelling place of the Nawabs of Avadh (Oudh), who ruled during 17th & 18th centuries. The Nawabs were great patrons of the art, culture, music, dance, literature and culinary. Lucknow city’s charm was in its rich culture, polished living and delectable cuisine from the days of the Nawabs and the same has continued to this day. It is a major culture hub of India and is popularly termed as the City of Golden City of the East and The Constantinople of India, by laureates.
Lucknow is dotted with British era remains, two wonderful mausoleums, manicured gardens and loads more to satiate the wants of sightseeing buffs.
The British Residency, Bada Imambara, the Chhota Imambara and State Museum are some must visit points. Visit the Rumi Darwaza and capture the magnificent architecture of this Indian Constantia, which was built by Avadh’s ruler Asaf-Ud-Daula in 1784. A visit to the heritage site Kaiserbagh Palace complex worth the time. When tired of sightseeing relax in any of the beautiful old gardens like Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, here. If travelling with kids, spend a day at the famous Lucknow Zoo.
Along with relics of the bygone era, the legacy of cooking mouthwatering food makes people visit this city time and again. A gastronome’s delight, Lucknow is known for non-vegetarian fare like succulent kebabs and fragrant Lucknowi biryanis. So, do not miss these. Lucknow is also a shopper’s delight. Shopping here is mostly associated with the city’s intricate chikankari embroidery on cotton, chiffon and other fabrics, which are made into sarees, suits, kurta and other variety of outfits for men & women. Lucknow is also famous for traditional jewellery-making and tradition ittar (perfumes). Indulge in some retail therapy and carry the fragrance in your heart on your way back home.