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Lucknow Travel Guide


Lucknow At a Glance
  • Population:2,901,474
  • Area :689.1 sq.kms
  • Geo Location:North
  • Average Climate:5°C - 32°C
  • Best time to visit:October - March
  • STD Code:0522

Introduction

The heritage and the royal splendor of Lucknow have always enthralled people all over the world. The ambience of Awadh has commonly been related with the leisurely habits, fine etiquette, impressive architecture, rich food and refinement, the residues of Nawabi culture. Over the years the city has preserved this spirit of the glorious era that once reigned over Lucknow. Tours to Lucknow will make you experience the rich legacy of India.

Lucknow took about two centuries to grow to the size of a metropolis and get the tag of a metropolis city of India. The first hundred years of its flourishing growth belonged to the Nawab Wazirs which in different proportions enhanced its growth and made it, what has been metaphorically called, the "Shiraz of Awadh" and the "Constantinople of India".

The nawabs were accountable for giving a distinctive image to the city, which indeed is exclusive. They worked painstakingly to dress Lucknow with religious and secular edifices of unparalleled excellence.

Modern city of Lucknow, spread evenly on both sides of the Gomti River provides a tourist many places of historical interest. Tours to Lucknow will make you visit many tourist places in Lucknow. Aminabad, with its twisted lanes, is the chief shopping centre, though Hazratganj, with its theatres, coffee houses, restaurants, hotels and bars has fascinated tourists since long.

Some of the major tourist attractions in Lucknow are Asafi Masjid, Rumi Darwaza, Baradari, Residency, Shahnajaf Imambara, La Martiniere College, Clock Tower, Chhatar Manzil. Bada Imambara, Chhota Imambara, State Museum Zoo and Dilkusha. Lucknow tour will be complete visiting these attractive places.

Tours to Lucknow will remain unfinished if you don't venture out for the famous shopping places in Lucknow. Shopping in Lucknow is fun as it is a completely different experience. Don't forget to shop for the famous Chikan work of Lucknow which is renowned all over the world. Lucknow is also famous for its shops of jewelry and ornaments.

Local transport in Lucknow is easily obtainable round the clock and rest assured that moving around in Lucknow is very easy. In Lucknow, local transportation is very affordable and the most convenient way to explore this city. You can avail the buses, auto rickshaws or the taxis to reach your destination.

The easiest and best way to reach Lucknow is by air. Lucknow airport operates a number of cheap flights from anywhere in India. Lucknow has its own airport at Amausi, which is situated at a distance of 20 kilometers from the city center. There is also an international flight from Sharjah on an every day basis.