Weekend Trip to Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Summer 21 to 45°C
Winter 5 to 32°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 494 kilometers / 7 h ,45 m
Best Time To Visit
Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is quite popular for being a multicultural city. During the 18th and the 19th century when Lucknow was the seat of power of the Nawabs, the city emerged as the artistic and cultural capital of the northern regin of India. Many times called the ‘Nawab City’, Lucknow and its people are popular for their Nawabi Tehzib or Noble Mannerisms. Even today, the city is known for its poetry, culture, music, tourism and special embroideries. The history of Lucknow dates back to the ancient times of the Suryavanshi Dynasty. It is believed that the foundation of this city was laid down by the brother of Lord Rama, Lakshman. Then known as Lakshmanpur, this city was located on an elevated land, close to the river Gomti. Nevertheless, it came into notice only during the 18th century. Shopping is a delight here. It is a mix of old-world bazaars and modern shopping centers. Hazrat Gunj, Janpath, Yayaganj, Kapoorthala and Aminabad. Explore the markets and get some amazing stuff as gifts and keepsakes.
How to Reach Lucknow
The railway station of Lucknow, Lucknow city centre is one of the main railway stations in the northern region of India. This railway station is well-connected through regular rails with most of the popular cities of the country including Delhi.
The airport in Lucknow is placed at a distance of 14 km away from the city center. Once at the airport, you can hire a pre-paid taxi, which may charge somewhere around INR 300 to go to the city. This airport is well-connected to Delhi by daily flights. The International airport in Delhi is well-connected through regular flights with most the prime destinations of India and abroad.
Lucknow is well-linked to Delhi by road through public transport buses and private tourist buses. However, hiring a private taxi would be the best option for you.