Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: Heritage of Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow is one of the top tourism centres in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a perfect mix of tourism features. We can enjoy all aspects of a trip like food, shopping, activities, history, art and spirituality. You can immerse in the view of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, which holds  India’s premium heritage and culture. The city has the perfect mix of colonial, Oriental and ancient architecture. You can lose yourself in the view of gardens, monuments and in the experience of exploring the overlooked sites like Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara here.

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN LUCKNOW

1.  Bara Imambara

Bara Imambara - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Bara Imambara – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Bara Imambara is the most beautiful historical monument in the city. Along with the historical features, it is also an example of ornamental Mughal architecture.  It consists of  Asfi mosque, Bhul Bhulaiya and a Bowl. Bowl is the most attractive and popular part of the complex. This is an ideal place to visit for historical enthusiasts. You can find the pages of history here.

Entry Time: 06:00AM – 05:00PM

Entry Fee: Indians: INR 25, Foreigners: INR 500

(Includes Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Picture gallery and Shahi Hamam,)

2. Chota Imambara

Chota Imambara - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Chota Imambara – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

When you are visiting the top places in Lucknow, You can’t miss out on Chota Imambara. This is also a historical monument that Muhammad Ali Shah built, the nawab of Awadhi, at 1838

Chota Imambara is a marvellous architecture. It has a unique feature, the chandelier that makes the structure more wonderful; therefore, it is also known as the palace of lights. During the special festivals, especially in Muharrathetheses, chandeliers lit up. Undoubtedly this is another best place to visit in Lucknow.

Entry Time: 06:00AM – 05:00PM

Entry Fee: 25 INR for Indian visitors and 300 INR for foreigners

3. Rumi Darwaza

Chota Imambara - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Chota Imambara – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Rumi Darwaza is a gateway between Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara. This is one of the great examples of Awadhi architecture with a huge gateway that is 60 feet tall.

This is one of the most attractive destinations for tourists in Lucknow. The public can visit here all day without any entry fee or a specific time.

4. Husainabad Clock Tower

Husainabad Clock Tower - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Husainabad Clock Tower – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Husainabad Clock Tower is situated adjacent to the Rumi Darwaza. It is another heritage and historical monument in Lucknow. The tower is a 221 feet tall structure, and the clock is designed as a big flower with twelve pets. It has a long pendulum which is 14 feet long. It is very popular and well known as the tallest clock tower in the country. It has an attractive architectural style of Gothic and Victorian.

Here you can enter all day and night without any specific time, without any special fee.

5. Chattar Manzil

Chattar Manzil - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Chattar Manzil – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Chattar manzil is also an attractive tourist destination in Lucknow. Here you can experience the richness of culture and heritage. This is situated on the bank of the river Gomti.

The building has octagonal domes on the top, which is like an umbrella. This historical structure got its name ‘Chattar’ which means umbrella from these domes.

Entry Time: 08:00AM – 06:00PM

6. Ambedkar Memorial Park

Ambedkar Memorial Park - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Ambedkar Memorial Park – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Ambedkar memorial park in Lucknow is an attractive place that tells you the story about our freedom fighters and the father of our Constitution. This park is also known as Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal, which covers 170 acres.

This park consists of art galleries and museums about the life of Ambedkar and other freedom fighters. The park entrance is wonderful, with sixty stone elephants placed on both sides of the path.

Entry Time: Open all days on 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Entry Fee: INR 20 per head

7. Zoological Garden

Zoological Garden Lucknow - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Zoological Garden – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

If you are an animal lover or zoological enthusiast, Zoological Garden is a must-visit visit in Lucknow. There are more than nine hundred species of birds and animals. This is counted as one of the best places for families and holidaymakers. Here you can enjoy the toy train and paddle boat ride. This place also consists of a children’s park that can make your little ones happy.

Entry Time: 08:30AM – 05:30PM

Entry Fee: For adults – 60/- INR || For kids – 30/- INR

8. Indira Gandhi Planetarium

Indira Gandhi Planetarium - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Indira Gandhi Planetarium – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Indira Gandhi Planetarium is also an important destination in Lucknow to visit. Especially if you are a science enthusiast or travelling with your children, this is constructed in the shape of Saturn. The place is different from other planetariums because of its high tech projection system and daily screenings, which helps you learn and reveal interesting secrets about the universe.  This is such an awesome place to spend a day with knowledge.

Entry Time: 10:00AM – 05:00PM (Except Mondays)

Entry Fee: 25/- INR per head

9. Four Seasons Fun City Water Park

Four Seasons Fun City Water Park - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Four Seasons Fun City Water Park – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Four Seasons Fun City Water Park is another awesome place to go to with family and friends for endless fun and joy. Park is situated on 30 acres of land and offers many adventurous rides like Family slide, Just splash, Multi cruise etc. Here is a snow park too that will give you a cool experience to enjoy.

Entry Time: 10:00AM – 04:00PM

Entry Fee: 200 INR head

10. Chandrika Devi Temple

Chandrika Devi Temple - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Chandrika Devi Temple – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Chandrika Devi temple is dedicated to Goddesses Durga. The shrine here, located at the bank of river Goat, is believed to be about 300 years old. The temple is visited by many people, especially during the festival of Navratri.

Entry Time: 05:00AM – 01:00PM and 02:00PM – 11:00PM; every day

11. Aminabad Market Lucknow

Aminabad Market - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Aminabad Market – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Aminabad market is one of the best places to shop inthis city. From ornaments, garments to carpets, local handicrafts, you can find almost everything here. After a wonderful shopping trip, you can go to some of the top eateries like Kalika chat house, Vahid Biryani etc., to treat your taste buds.

Entry Time: Morning to till midnight

Must-Visit Locations: Madan Sarees, Dupatta Mahal, Omprakash Seth

What is famous for Lucknow?

What should I buy in Lucknow?

You want to buy handmade textiles from Lucknow. Especially the collections of Chikankari work. Kapoorthala, Aminabad, Nakhas are some best places for clothes. You can also find some great Jewellery pieces here.

Where can I try the famous kebabs of Lucknow?

Sunday kabab, situated near the old Nazirabad road, is one of the best places for trying some delicious kebabs.

HOW TO REACH LUCKNOW

By Air:

Which is the nearest airport in Lucknow?

Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport

Lucknow has Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, which is well connected with all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and international destinations like Dubai, Bangkok, and Muscat.

By Rail:

Which is the nearest railway station in Lucknow?

Lucknow Junction

Lucknow Charbagh

These are the two railways. Charbagh is the main railway station which is connected to many cities.

By Road:

Lucknow has well-structured roads and transport services. Many private and government bus transportations inside here. Also, from major cities to this place.

BEST TIME TO VISIT LUCKNOW

August to March is the best time to visit Lucknow.

Temperature: 24 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius

Clothing: You can use any casual clothing as it has a minimum temperature during this time.

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