Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, is famous for its culture and ‘Tehzeeb’. Sufi and Nawabi surround the city with the rich heritage. People respect and preserve the Nawabi culture of Lucknow. And you must have also known about the famous Lucknowi Biryani; people from across the country come here to taste Biryani.

How to get to Lucknow?

Lucknow is the capital of the Uttar Pradesh Region, so it has regular domestic flights connecting with Delhi and other parts of India. It also accepts a few international flights from Oman, Dubai, and Bangkok, among others. In addition, there are buses from Delhi, around 9 hours, or Agra if you are coming from the Taj Mahal – a train station is also in Lucknow.

What to see?

Okay, there are plenty more things to see in Lucknow than what we managed to explore, but here are some great starting points, including a few that I haven’t seen featured on a lot of Lucknow things-to-do lists.

Ambedkar Memorial Park

Ambedkar Memorial Park is a public park built-in memory of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar that the former CM Mayawati developed. The not to miss sight in this place is the Ambedkar Stupa. The park has a beautiful landscape, and one can find ongoing movie shootings here.

Rumi Darwaza

One of the main attractions in Lucknow doesn’t even require you to get out of the Rickshaw to witness it.

The Rumi Darwaza is a grand entrance gate to the city which dates back to 1784; vehicles pass through it as they move around the chaos of the wide roads in the old center, and it’s a much loved and intricate feature in the heart of Lucknow.

Ghanta-Ghar Clock Tower

The clock tower is not far from Rumi Darwaza, and to be honest, many of the main attractions in the center are here. But unfortunately, we didn’t have the time to explore the vast open space where the tower sits, but we just flew past it on a rickshaw.

Bara Imambara

For me, the most beautiful and striking building in Lucknow was the Bara Imambara, a vast and sprawling building known for its maze and ornate details. The Mosque is stunning, and it’s well worth paying the extra fee to use your camera and capture it.

Chota Imambada

The Chota Imambara was another quick photo stop we made, although I have since heard that inside is spectacular with lots of chandeliers. Hence, it’s well worth trying to visit outside of prayer times if you can.

Food in Lucknow

All I can say first is have Lucknowi Biryani and Muton.  Apart from this, there are other options like Mughlai food and Vegetarian food. Overall you will get the authentic flavor of the Mughal Empire and South Asian Dishes.

Pro Information- Local people say, ‘Subah-E-Banaras, Shaam-E-Lucknow.’It means to spend a morning in Varanasi and an evening in Lucknow. Banaras looks better in Morning and Lucknow charms in the Evening.

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