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.  



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


Sample the lifestyle of the rich and the famous while sipping on wine out of silver chalets and savouring Awadhi delicacies at some of the most luxurious hotels in Lucknow. Here are Tripoto's top picks

If you're looking to witness the magic of Lucknow without burning a hole in your pocket, Tripoto's list of the best mid-range hotels will come in handy while booking your next stay

If you believe Lucknow is an expensive place for a vacation, Tripoto's list of the best budget hotels will definitely change your mind.

Homestays are the perfect way to gain insight into the local culture of a place. It is lodging with a personal touch that makes your holiday all the more special. Feel at home in Lucknow with our top homestay picks.

The city of nawabs and kebabs is a melting pot of history and cultures. There is nowhere in the country quite like it. Here is Tripoto's list of the must-visit places in the city if you're planning a visit soon. 

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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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