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Uttar Pradesh | India
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Lucknow is categorised as Heritage / Business and Transit


Rumi Darwaza (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 August 2018)
Chikan Embroidary (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 August 2018)
Old City - Aminabad (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 August 2018)
Bara Imambara (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 August 2018)
British Residency (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 August 2018)
Old City Cuisine (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 August 2018)
Old City Shopping (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 August 2018)
Baby Elephant at the Zoo (Photo Courtesy: Moonwiki)
Sikandara Bagh (Photo Courtesy: Lobsterthermidor)
Aminabad Market (Photo Courtesy: Faizankh)
La Martiniere (Photo Courtesy: Ahmad Faiz Mustafa)
Parijaat Tree at Kintoor (Photo Courtesy: Faiz Haider)
Parliament House
Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan
Satkhanda
Chota Imambara

Reasons to Visit
  • Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is popularly called the city of Nawabs and Kababs.
  • Lucknow, has a rich cultural heritage and therefore of interest to travelers all over for its culture and cuisine.
  • Lucknow today is a city of contrasts. On one side its a city bursting with development and on the other side striving hard to retain the unique heritage and charm.
Recommendations
  • Airports and Access Points for Uttar Pradesh"Lucknow (Airport and Railway station) is a popular access point to visit Wildlife destination of Dudhwa, Pilgrimages of Ayodhya and in itself a heritage getaway worth a visit. "
  • Industrial Townships of Uttar Pradesh"Lucknow is capital of Uttar Pradesh. The major industries in the Lucknow Urban Agglomeration include aeronautics, machine tools, distillery chemicals, furniture and Chikan embroidery. "
  • Metro and Major Cities in India"Old city of Lucknow is renowned for its heritage character and cuisine. Lucknow is a major business hub of Uttar Pradesh and therefore frequented by business travellers."
Access Information

Lucknow has 12 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Mid-segment5
Premium6
Luxury1
Type of HotelsCount
Hotel12

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3 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Lucknow

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Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)1
Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Lucknow

Getaway

  • Lucknow Heritage Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Lucknow - Dudhwa Short Break (4 Nights)

Holiday

  • Buddhist Circuit Itinerary (8 Nights)

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Lucknow has 6 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Lucknow Airport and Hotel in LucknowRs. 825

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day Sightseeing in Lucknow heritage monuments and old cityRs. 2357
Lucknow to Ayodhya Day Visit and backRs. 4694

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Lucknow and Drop to AyodhyaRs. 4694
Pickup from Lucknow and Drop to DudhwaRs. 10884

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Lucknow Railway Station and Hotel in LucknowRs. 1175

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Lucknow has 10 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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Activities1
Experience3
Walking Tours6

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Activities

Services Rates Starting From
Kite Flying at LucknowRs. 11112

Experience

Services Rates Starting From
Culinary Experience at CoquinaRs. 3889
Eat like the VillagersRs. 5556
The Dhobi Ghats of LucknowRs. 1853

Walking Tours

Services Rates Starting From
A Walk through HazratganjRs. 2000
An evening of culinary feastsRs. 1334
Heritage Walk in LucknowRs. 889
Walk through Sunday Junk MarketRs. 2778
Walk through the Bazaars of AminabadRs. 2778
Walk through the Flea Markets of LucknowRs. 2778

4 Travel Ideas listed for Lucknow. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Ayodhya Excursion
  • Lucknow Heritage Getaway

Stay Ideas

  • Vivanta By Taj Lucknow getaway

Festivals linked to Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

  • Lucknow Mahotsav

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Lucknow Zoo in the Banarsi Bagh has a large collection. Located within the zoo premises is the Lucknow Museum. The museum houses a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia.
    Museum, Zoo
    Heritage Museum, City Zoo
    1
    Moti Mahal in Lucknow, also known as Pearl Palace (build in late 18th and early 19th Century) is situated on the banks of Gomti River, Moti Mahal was used by the royal family for bird watching and animal combats held on the other side of the river. Riight now the building is being used by Govt department for its offices and lawns used for holding Govt. functions.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    1
    Sikandar Bagh is a villa and garden spread over 4.5 acres built by the last Nawab of Oudh, Wajid Ali Shah (1822-1887), as a summer residence. National Botanical Research Institute is located at Sikandarbagh
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    1
    Shah Najaf Imambara is the tomb of Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haidar (1827), and three of his wives, including one known as Mubarak Mahal
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    2
    Dilkusha Kothi is the remains of an eighteenth-century house built in the English baroque style in the quiet Dilkusha area of Lucknow. Today few towers and external walls as a monument alongwith gardens around remain. The house extensively was shelled during Lucknow siege in 1857 revolt and therefore has a special place in the history of Indian independence.
    Historic Site
    Indian Independence
    2
    The Chattar Manzil or Umbrella Palace was constructed in 18th and 19th Century at Lucknow. The palace now houses the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) and therefore can be looked from outside..
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    2
    Tombs of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan at Quaisarbagh is one of the impressive structures of Lucknow. It overlooks a garden area,
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    2
    La Martiniere Boys College (18040) in Lucknow is the finest French architecture in India made by General Claude Martin. It is one of a kind institution that has stood test of time and even today remains one of the premier institutes. The facade and overall feel of the place is imposing and must visit for any heritage traveller.
    Heritage Site
    Colonial Heritage
    3
    Mamkameshwar is a 1000+ year old Shiva temple and is the most renowned and visited Shiva temple in Lucknow.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    3
    The Rumi Darwaza of Lucknow is one of the most impressive architectural structures. Constructed it in the year 1784 and is an example of the fine architectural style of Awadh.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    4
    The Aminabad market is in the old part of the town. The Aminabad Bazaar of Lucknow has operated since the time of the Nawabs of Awadh. Aminabad is made up of narrow lanes and bylanes. The market is open late into the evenings. Shops sell fashion products, ornaments, jewelry, fashion garments, fancy dresses, chikan kurta, chikan sarees and other womens wear etc.Lucknow Kurta is renowned and are sold here. Eateries here include non-vegetarian restaurants (Tunde Kabab and Biryanis are renowned), sweet shops, bakeries etc. Aminabad market is a must visit for a shopper and an experiential traveller.
    Shopping
    Old City
    4
    The Ramkrishna Math is a major intitute engaged in the expansion of cultural, religious and spiritual activities in and around Lucknow. The temple here is one that is worth a visit.
    Institute
    Spirituality
    4
    A monuments In ruins and has been declared a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. A brief history can be found in the marble plaques on the ruins.
    Heritage Site
    Colonial Heritage
    5
    Chhota Imambara is an imposing monument located in Lucknow, built by Muhammad Ali Shah, The third Nawab of Avadh in 1838.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    5
    Satkhanda is a 67 metre clock tower, one of the tallest in India, built in 1880s in memory of Sir George Couper, then British Governor.
    Heritage Site
    Colonial Heritage
    6
    The Bara Imambara was built in the year 1784 by the fourth Nawab of Awadh known as Asaf-ud-Daula. The Bara Imambara is among the grandest buildings of Lucknow and must visit for a heritage traveller.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    6
    Jama Masjid of Lucknow is known to be one of the most beautiful mosques of India. It stands on 260 pillars in centre of the town and is a must visit for any heritage traveller.
    Mosque or Dargah
    Mosque
    6
    St.Josephs Cathedral (1860) is one first modern Church established in India. Its worth visiting for its size and architecture.
    Church
    Roman Catholic Church
    8
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Chandrika Devi Temple is a 300 year old Durga temple located 28 kms from lucknow on the bank of river Gomti. The temple and nearby areas have relevance and religious significance in Ramayana and is called Mahi Sagar Teerth.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    28
    The Parijaat tree is a sacred baobab tree in the village of Kintoor, near Barabanki. In botanical terms, Parijaat is kept in a special category, because it does not produce either its fruit or its seeds, neither can its branch cuttings can be planted to reproduce a second Parijaat tree. This is a unisex male tree and there is no tree such as this found elsewhere in the world.
    Natural Wonders
    Tree
    28
    Naimisharanya or Chakra Tirth around 90 km from Lucknow, is one of the important pilgrimages in Uttar Pradesh. Hanuman JI temple here is most visited alongwith other temples.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Other
    90
    The Buddha passed the greater part of his monastic life in Savatthi. Today, site of Jetavana monastery is the main pilgrim destination of Sravasti. Meditation and chanting mainly done at the Gandhakuti (Buddhas hut) and the Anandabodhi tree. Buddhist monasteries have been constructed by Thailand, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Tibet and China here.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    120

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh,India

January
24°C / 11°C
February
26°C / 14°C
March
34°C / 21°C
April
40°C / 27°C
May
45°C / 32°C
June
40°C / 32°C
July
38°C / 30°C
August
35°C / 27°C
September
35°C / 26°C
October
35°C / 23°C
November
31°C / 18°C
December
27°C / 14°C

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Lucknow
Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
AlambaghAlambagh area is situated mid way between Lucknow Junction Railway station and Airport at about 5 kms either way.Transit/Business2
Civil LinesAn area in the heart of the city at 4 kms from Railway station and about 16 kms Airport and home to number of promiment schools and colleges. Kaiserbagh complex is located nearby with a site that includes heritage buildings and spreadout gardens. Business3
GomtinagarGomtinagar consists of residential and commercial areas and one of the largest upcoming areas of Lucknow across the river home to Malls, IT parks, Business centers, Multiplexes, Food courts etc. Gomtinagar is situated 8 kms from Lucknow railway station and 20 kms from Airport.Business/Holiday5
Railway StationArea within 1 km radius of railway station, recommended for transit and business travellers. Transit/Business2
Landmark NameDescriptionLandmark Type
Bara ImambaraBara Imambara was built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Lucknow, in 1784. This is among the grandest buildings of Lucknow.Tourist Attraction
British ResidencyBritish Residency Lucknow was built in 1800. This currently serves as Government Office. Some part of this residency is converted into a museum. Others
Chakra Tirth TempleChakra Tirth Temple is located in a place called Nemisharan. It is said that the temple is situated where the 'Chakra' of the Hindu god Brahma went inside the Earth and made the place holy. Pilgrimage
Chandrika Devi TempleChandrika Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. This is a 300 years old temple and is situated on the banks of Gomti River. Pilgrimage
Chaudhary Charan Singh International AirportChaudhary Charan Singh International Airport is located at Amausi. This airport is the 13th busiest airport of India. This airport was constructed in the year 1986.Airport
Chhota ImambaraChhota Imambara is also known as Hussainabad Imambara. This was built by by Muhammad Ali Shah in 1838.Tourist Attraction
East End MallEast End Mall houses many leading brands along with a 4 screen multiplex which is the first multiplex of Lucknow city. Shopping Malls
Husainabad Clock TowerHusainabad Clock Tower is the famous landmark of Lucknow city. This tower is 67 meters high which is supposed to be tallest in India. This was built in 1887. Others
Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital & Research CentreIndira Gandhi Eye Hospital & Research Centre was established by the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust in 2008. This hospital performs more than 2000 cataract surgeries in a year. Hospital
Indira Gandhi PlanetariumIndira Gandhi Planetarium was inaugurated on 8th May, 2003 by the Hon. Chief Minister of UP Ms. Mayawati. The Design of this planetarium is unique Saturn shape with its five rings. Tourist Attraction
Jama Masjid LucknowJama Masjid is also known as Jami Masjid. This was built in 1423 by Sultan Ahmed Shah. This mosque is built with yellow sandstone. Pilgrimage
Lord Hanuman Temples of AliganjLord Hanuman Temples of Aliganj was built in 1783 by Chhatar Kunwar, the queen mother of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan. Pilgrimage
Lord Padma Prabhu TempleLord Padma Prabhu Temple in Churivali Gali is one of the famous Jain temples in Lucknow. Pilgrimage
Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station is located in Charbagh area which is in the south of Lucknow. This station comes under Northern Railway Zone.Railway Station
Lucknow Junction Railway StationLucknow Junction Railway Station was established in 1914. This junction comes under North Eastern Railway zone.Railway Station
Motilal Nehru Children MuseumMotilal Nehru Children Museum is located near Charbagh Railway Station. This museum has a large collection of books. This museum is ideal for children between 4 to 14 years. Tourist Attraction
Phoenix United MallPhoenix United Mall is located in LDA Colony. This mall houses many brands, food court and a multiplex.Shopping Malls
Ram Manohar Lohia Combined HospitalRam Manohar Lohia Combined Hospital is one of the leading hospitals established by the State Govt of Uttar Pradesh. This hospital is located in Gomti Nagar area. This hospital is a multi-displinary hospital and was established in the 1998.Hospital
Rumi DarwazaThe Rumi Darwaza was built under the patronage of Nawab Asaf-Ud-dowlah in 1784. This is awadhi architecture. Others
Sahara GanjSahara Ganj belongs to Sahara Infrastructure & Housing. This mall was opened in November 2005. This is one of the best mall of Lucknow. Shopping Malls
Sahara HospitalSahara Hospital is 378 bedded super-specialty hospitals. This hospital belongs to Sahara India Pariwar. This hospital is located in Gomti Nagar.Hospital
Shah Najaf ImambaraShah Najaf Imambara is located in the bank of river Gomti River. This Imambara was built by Nawab Ghazi-ud-Din Haider in the year 1816-17. The road leading to Imambara is also called Shah Najaf Road. Tourist Attraction
Shaheed Smarak (Martyrs Memorial)Shaheed Smarak is situated on the bank of Gomti River. It was constructed in the memory of those soldiers who laid down their lives during the freedom struggle in 1857. Tourist Attraction
St Josephs CathedralSt. Joseph's Cathedral church was built in the 19th century by an Irish priest, Rev. Fr. William Gleeson, who had come to the Hazratganj. Pilgrimage
Tomb of Begum MurshidjadiTomb of Begum Murshidjadi is a beautiful monument in Lucknow. This has graves of Begum Murshidjad. During 1857 war Gen. Havloc's 16 soldiers died at this place Tourist Attraction
Airport in Lucknow
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport ( LKO ) , Lucknow
Railway Stations in Lucknow
  • Lucknow City ( LC ), Lucknow
  • Lucknow NE ( LJN ), Lucknow
  • Lucknow North ( LKO ), Lucknow
Recommended travel connections to Lucknow from Major Cities.

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