Officially known as the city of Nawabs (royal people), Lucknow is the capital and largest city of Indian state Uttar Pradesh. It is majorly known for its manners and respect. In layman’s term, they call it Adab and Tehzeeb. It is the symbol of Shia culture and is famous for its historical monuments that show the richness of Mughal era.
For foodies, Lucknow is one of the best places to hunt. The word ‘Lucknow’ itself gives pictures of its mouth-watering dishes in front of many.
Lucknow is the birth city of many famous poets, novelists, writers, cricketers and politicians.
How to reach?
Lucknow is connected with almost all the parts of India and has a good connectivity system with all the mediums of transport.
Planning by Flight: The most convenient way to plan your visit in Lucknow is by air. Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (LKO) is around 15 km far from city centre. Domestic flights are well-connected to Lucknow from nearby cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Patna, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Amritsar, etc. Most international flights go to Lucknow via Delhi.
Planning by Train: Lucknow railway station is situated in Charbagh and is well-connected by rest of the Indian cities.
Planning by Road: Road very well connects Lucknow. It is around 2 hours (94 km) drive from Kanpur, 4 hours (336 km) from Agra, 5 hours (398 km) from Vrindavan and 7 hours (554 km) from Delhi. It also has Bus transportation facility from nearby cities.
Places to visit:
Lucknow is famous for its monuments that show the touch from Mughal times. There are many places to explore and visit here. But, some of the top places are:
1. Anandi Water Park
2. Bara Imambara
3. British Residency
4. Chota Imambara
5. Dilkusha Kothi
6. Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Park
7. Hazratganj Market
8. Husainabad Clock Tower
9. Jama Masjid
11. Khammam Peer Tomb
12. Lucknow Zoo
13. Rumi Darwaza
15. Sikandar Bagh
16. State Museum Lucknow
Where to stay?
From hotels to resorts to dharamshala, Lucknow has many options for accommodation. Though, you will find less number of mid-sized hotels here. Budget and top range hotels are easily available.
Best time to Visit:
The ideal duration to explore this beautiful city is 1-2 days and the best time to visit is in between October to March. However, do avoid heavy fog months like December and January because you might find the delay in rails and flights.
Lucknow summers are very harsh which makes it difficult for tourists to go out of their hotel rooms and explore the city.
Food to eat:
Lucknow is the paradise for food lovers. The food of Lucknow shows its grandeur. You will find countless lip-smacking varieties here and that too on every corner.
Though the list of delicacies in Lucknow is endless, still I am mentioning top most rated dishes here.
1. Galauti Kebab or Galawati Kebab
2. Tunday Kebab
3. Prakash ki Kulfi
4. Boti Kebab
5. Lucknowi Biryani (Idris ki Biryani)
6. Rogan Josh
8. Nihari and Kulcha
9. Malai ki Gilori
11. Lucknowi Paan
The flavours are so perfect that they will leave you wanting for more.
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