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Welcome to Lucknow

Lucknow

A large pristine and multicultural city in the northern part of India, Lucknow is often described as the 'City of Nawabs' who were the rulers before being invaded by the British. The city boasts of various architectural wonders, historical monuments, amazing cuisines and an important cultural hub.

The most beautiful thing about Lucknow is that the monuments built in the ancient times are still adequately preserved for tourists to see and explore. The locals are also know to be pleasant and will be ready to provide assistance if you need any.

Information & Facts

Activities

Bara Imambara

Built by the Nawab Asaf-ud-daula in 1784, Bara Imambara is one of the largest buildings in Lucknow. The name ‘Bara Imambara’ is an Urdu word, wherein the word ‘Bara’ means big and ‘Imambara’ means the shrine complex. The complex includes the Asfi mosque and the Bhulbhulaiya or the Labyrinth. The Asfi mosque contains the tomb of Asaf-ud-daula, and the labyrinth is the only maze in India and supports the massive structure of the whole complex from the underground. It is said that the building was built as a relief for the famine that occurred in the year 1784.

Jama Masjid

Also one of the most exquisite attractions in Lucknow, it was built entirely with yellow sandstone by Sultan Ahmed Shah in the year 1423. The building is famous due to its beautiful style and intricated architecture.

 

Kids Attractions

The city is also a lovely place to take the kids on holiday as there are numerous attractions that will make them have fun and get educated at the same time. Some of the attractions include:

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

Lucknow Zoo also know as The Prince of Wales Zoological Park

Lucknow Zoo

Restaurants

Lucknow is one of the cities in India where you can sure find restaurants in every corner- you will find many placs to eat here and there. Famous local delicacies like kebabs and biryanis are easily available and you wont be disappointed about how lovely they taste.

Service and courtesy is also a thing of paramount importance here, so be rest assured that you will be attended to in the best possible way while enjoy the lovely cuisine that they offer. Fast food joints like Dominos and McDonalds are also available in the city.

Shopping

Lucknow is a great place for that perfect shopping experience. Famous for its jewellery and ornaments, you can get everything you want from nose rings to waist chains. You can also find the Lucknow Chikan which is exlusive to the love city. Chikan is a very famous thread work that is done by the skilled craftsmen of Lucknow. It is combines with Zardosi (embroidery with gold and silver threads) and crystal work and embroidered on clothes for women, men, kids, mats, bed sheets, table mats and just about anything you can think of. They make great gifts and beautiful souvenirs. 

There are also shopping malls where you can get branded materials to buy.

Time

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  • Thu, 19 Oct

    Mostly sunny. Hot.

    93 | 76 °F

    Mostly sunny. Hot.

    0 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Fri, 20 Oct

    Sunny. Pleasantly warm.

    94 | 74 °F

    Sunny. Pleasantly warm.

    0 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Sat, 21 Oct

    Sunny. Pleasantly warm.

    93 | 68 °F

    Sunny. Pleasantly warm.

    24 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Sun, 22 Oct

    Sunny. Pleasantly warm.

    93 | 67 °F

    Sunny. Pleasantly warm.

    30 %  Chance of Precipitation

  • Mon, 23 Oct

    Sunny. Hot.

    92 | 65 °F

    Sunny. Hot.

    18 %  Chance of Precipitation

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