Lucknow Tourism & Travel Guide

Lucknow or the City of Nawabs sitting on the banks of the Gomti river, is regarded as North India’s cultural capital. Uttar Pradesh’s capital, Lucknow is replete with historical elements dating back to the colonial era that are known over the world for their Awadhi-style architecture. But Lucknow’s ethos lies in its delectable cuisine and its unique Chikankaari (shadow-work embroidery) garments that are must-buys if you are in the city. Lucknow is also known for its sweeping gardens and pure Kathak dance-forms that are showcased in numerous events held across the city. The city is also thriving with a lovely Urdu poetry scene. The ginormous tomb complex of Bara Imambara is home to a stunning labyrinth and neighboured by the equally popular mausoleum of Chhota Imambara, the Husainabad clock tower and a fantastic art gallery. And while in Lucknow, feast on its delightful assortment of Awadhi and Mughlai food that comprises of everything from kebabs to the makhan malai (a saffron-flavoured local ice-cream).
Best time to visit

Peak Season is during the winters, from October to March. Lucknow is very pleasant during this time of the year, with temperatures going as low at 7 degrees celsius.  

 

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Budget

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1200 to INR 2000 a day

 For Luxury Travellers: INR 5000 and upwards

 

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Trips and Itineraries for Lucknow

Lucknow, also known as the city of Nawabs has developed over the years but hasn't lost its rich cultural heritage....

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Nawabganj Wildlife Sanctuary: It is situated about 33 km from lucknow airport on lucknow Kanpur road....

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This is a very famous market place which has been existing since the times of the Mughal rulers. This market arena is situated in the heart of the beautiful city of Agra. Here you not only get shops but also shopping complexes, restaurants, hotels, offices and so much more. You can take this as the main shopping district when you are in Agra and you can simply get everything you want out here. Starting from sweet shops to the most modern clothings and accessories, you will get everything here.
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Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India
A part of the Bada Imambara or the Asafi Imambada, this is a labyrinth structure inside this monument. The Bada Imambada was built by Asaf- ud- Daulah, the Nawab of Awadh. An imambada is a shrine structure which is usually built by the Shia Muslims for the Azadari purpose. This labyrinth structure was made mainly to confuse enemies if they ever tried to attack the devotees during the time of their prayer.
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Weekend Getaways from Lucknow  

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One of the most colourful and indiscreet cities of India, Varanasi is one of the seven holiest cities for the Hindus. Also known as Kashi and Benaras, this place is known for its temples, ghats and the colourful people. The narrow alleys and crowded streets seem to be extremely blissful in spite of all the noise and chaos all around. People come here just to take a dip in the holy waters of the Ganges. Varanasi is also known as Uttar Kashi and is situated on the western banks of the Ganges. It is said that a dip in this river frees one from a lifetime of sins. People even say that death here is auspicious as people attain moksha if they die here. Some people also come here tp creamate their loved ones and the sound of the holy temple bells are really soothing music to the ears.

Best Time to Visit Lucknow

Peak Season is during the winters, from October to March. Lucknow is very pleasant during this time of the year, with temperatures going as low at 7 degrees celsius.  

Shoulder Season: Monsoons from July to September, is a lovely time to be in Lucknow. These months see pleasant temperatures in the city.

Off-season: April to June are the months when temperatures go as high as 45°C. As the crowds are less, the hotel prices hit an all time low and Lucknow can be experienced devoid of all the touristy cliches.


Budget for Lucknow

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic fan rooms in guesthouses: INR 500-700
  • Food in street eateries and local cafes: INR 200-350
  • Public Transport in autorickshaws and buses: INR 5 - 10
  • Sightseeing: INR 10 - 100

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1200 to INR 2000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 800 - 1200
  • Food in cafes and restaurants: INR 400 - 700
  • Local transport in local taxis: INR 100 - 400
  • Sightseeing & Guided Tours: INR 10 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 5000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 3000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 800 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 400 and upwards


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