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Lucknow City Guide


Fast Facts

It is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow airport is the main airport. Charbagh Junction is the main railway station.

Did You Know

October to March is the best time to visit this city. Lucknow Chikankari is famous all over the world.

Must Do

Shopping, sightseeing, dining

Introduction

Lucknow, the city of Nawabs reflects the rich cultural heritage of the country. Located in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, it boasts of its great historical importance. The city has numerous historical sites and imposing edifices, which stands as a testimony to the cultural pat of Lucknow. It is a great knowledge center and houses the famous Benaras Hindu University. The kebabs and chikankari works of Lucknow are famous all over the world.

Climate of Lucknow

Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh enjoys a warm tropical climate. The summers are very hot and dry and last from April to June. December to February is the winter month, which remains very cold. During December to January, Lucknow remains foggy. From the mid June, rainy season sets in and continues to September. The ideal time to visit Lucknow is during October to March.

Transportation in Lucknow

Lucknow Uttar Pradesh is facilitated by air, road and railways. The Chaudhri Charan Singh Airport, which is situated at Amausi is the chief airport in Lucknow. For interstate travel there is the Amausi International Airport Lucknow Railway Station is the main railway station in the city. There are four national highways, namely NH-24, NH-25, NH-56 and NH-28 in Lucknow, which passes through the city. To move within the city, you can avail taxis, cycle rickshaws, city buses, auto rickshaws and CNG buses.

Tourist attractions in Lucknow

Lucknow has earned for itself the tiles of Golden City of the East, The Constantinopole of India and Shiraz-i- Hind because of its sheer beauty. The city is dotted with numerous monuments and impressive edifies. The major highlights of the city are the stately Imambaras, picture galleries, zoo, planetarium and gardens. Some of the must visit attractions of Lucknow are the following:

  • Government Museum
  • Rumi Darwaza
  • Shah Najaf Imambara
  • Lohia Park
  • Begum Hazrat Mahal Park
  • Bada Imambara
  • Shah Najaf Imambara
  • Lucknow Zoo
  • Ambedkar Memorial
  • Ram Krishna Math
  • Buddha Park
  • Globe Park
  • National Botanical Garden

Shopping in Lucknow

You can go on a shopping spree during your trip to Lucknow. You can site Aminabad, the main bazaar at the heart of the city. The chief shopping centers of the city are Alambagh, Indiranagar, Mahanagar, Kapoorthala and Nishatganj. Chowk and Nakhhas are the typical shopping areas of Lucknow. If you are looking for an upscale shopping area, then visit Hazratganj. Chikankari cloths, antiques pieces and jewelry can be the best buy form the shops of Lucknow.

Hotels in Lucknow

There are numerous hotels in the city for the travelers to put up a stay. To suit your requirements, you can choose form the various types of hotels available in the city. You can find five star, four star, three star and two star hotels for the accommodation of the travelers to the city. For accommodation purpose, you can choose from the following:

  • Hotel Arif Castle
  • The Piccadily
  • La Place Park Inn
  • The Taj Residency
  • Hotel Gemini Continental
  • Hotel Europe Palace

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