The heritage city of Lucknow was the former capital of the nawabs of Awadh where courtesy, culture, and courtly lifestyle reigned supreme. Lucknow life is characterized by an old world charm that features hospitality, charm, and a genteel formality that is inherent.
Flights to Lucknow
The Amausi airport in Lucknow connects the city to other major cities like Patna, Delhi, Varanasi, Mumbai, and Calcutta. However, the airport does not serve for any direct international flights.
Lucknow is a city that boasts of various accommodation options ranging from luxury to budget hotels. These hotels are well-equipped with all modern amenities. Budget travelers can book a stay in mid-rung and budget hotels spread around the city.
Activities and Sightseeing
The sightseeing tour in Lucknow revolves around visiting the amazing historical monuments. Some of the most important sites around the city are listed below:
- Bara Imambara
- Asafi Mosque
- Rumi Darwaaza
- Shah Najaf Imambara
- National Botanical Research Institute
- Botanical Gardens
- Sikandrabagh Gardens
- British Residency
- Shaheed Smarak
- Kaisarbagh Folk Art Museum
- Chattar Manzil
- Kaisarbagh Palace
- Taluqdar’s Hall
- State Museum
- Dargah of Hazrat Abbas
- Zoo and Amusement Park
- Mohammad Ali Shah Art Gallery
- Hussainabad Clock tower
The shoppers’ hub in Lucknow includes famous local markets like Aminabad, Chowk, Janpath, and Hazratganj. For attar and chikankari, the Chowk area offers great variety and a good bargain as well. You can also buy a great range of handicraft and handloom products at the UP Government Crafts Emporium.
However, the city doesn’t offer much scope for outdoor activities. All you can do is explore the historical monuments and museums. Wildlife enthusiast might like to visit the City Zoological Garden.
Traveling in winter requires warm woolens. However, for summers, light cottons would suffice.