Lucknow - City of Nawabs

Lucknow Travel Guide

Lucknow, the state capital city of Uttar Pradesh, has been a rich and glorious history. The city is known as the city of Nawabs where still you will see a number of palaces, hawelis, imambara, etc. the vibrant city and headquarter of Uttar Pradesh is known for its unique traditions, culture and way of talking. It is said that the language of Lucknow is very polite and lovely.

The capital city is known for a number of historical to contemporary monuments that you can explore during your tour to Lucknow.

Bara Imambara Bara Imambara : It was built in 1784 by Nabab of Awadh with an intention to give jobs to more people to reduce the effects of major famine at that time. It is also a destination for religious gathering during main festivals.

The Bhulbhulaiya The Bhulbhulaiya : It is a maze as well as a popular attraction of Lucknow that also has a beautiful mosque built inside.

The Residency The Residency : It served as the head quarters during British rule. However, it was taken over in 1857 by the Indian Army during the revolt.

Chota Imambara Chota Imambara : It is also one of the major attractions in Lucknow to explore that was built in 1837. There are many tombs here. In addition, the Golden dome gets decorated with lights during the time of festivals. The building is also known as Husainabad Imambara.

Rumi Darwaza Rumi Darwaza : It is one of the prime attractions in the northwest of Bara Imambara. It was built in 1783 that has 60 feet tall gate constructed with immense care.

Sikandar Bagh Sikandar Bagh : The beautiful garden was built in 1800 by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan.  The name of the garden is taken from his beloved wife, Sikandara Mahal Begum.

Clock Tower Clock Tower : Very beautiful place to explore in Lucknow that is between two major attractions Bara Imambara and Chhota Imambara. The beautiful tower was built by Nawab Nasir-ud-Din Haider in 1880 that is 221fthuge in size.

In addition to this, there are also a number of other attractions in the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Some of the added major attractions of the city are Chattar manzil, Qaiser bagh palace, La Martiniere College, State Museum, Aurangzeb’s mosque and the list goes on.

In addition to historical places, the city is also known for Lucknow chicken art that is embroidered at kurtas and other clothing items. The capital city is also known for kabab (a non-veg food). Marketplaces here are also very beautiful where you can enjoy shopping in your own way. in addition to this, there are also a number of hotels, restaurants and other accommodating and food options that make it a perfect destination to explore.

The state capital city is well connected via road, rail and air to all the major cities of the country where you can easily reach from anywhere. In addition to this, there are also a number of superfast trains from the national capital that hardly takes 6-7 hours to reach there. book now