Brief about Lucknow:
Officially known as the city of Nawabs (royal people), Lucknow is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is majorly known for its manners and respect. In layman’s terms, they call it Adab and Tehzeeb. It is the symbol of Shia culture and is famous for its historical monuments that show the richness of the Mughal era.
For foodies, Lucknow is one of the best places to hunt. The word ‘Lucknow’ itself gives pictures of its mouth-watering dishes in front of many.
Lucknow is the birth city of many famous poets, novelists, writers, cricketers, and politicians.
How to reach?
Lucknow is connected with almost all the parts of India and has a good connectivity system with all the mediums of transport.
Planning by Flight: The most convenient way to plan your visit to Lucknow is by air. Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (LKO) is around 15 km far from the city center. Domestic flights are well-connected to Lucknow from nearby cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Patna, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Amritsar, etc. Most international flights go to Lucknow via Delhi.
Planning by Train: Lucknow railway station is situated in Charbagh and is well-connected with the rest of the Indian cities.
Planning by Road: Road very well connects Lucknow. It is around 2 hours (94 km) drive from Kanpur, 4 hours (336 km) from Agra, 5 hours (398 km) from Vrindavan, and 7 hours (554 km) from Delhi. It also has a Bus transportation facility from nearby cities.
Places to visit:
Lucknow is famous for its monuments that show the touch of Mughal times. There are many places to explore and visit here. But, some of the top places are:
Anandi Water Park
Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Park
Husainabad Clock Tower
Khammam Peer Tomb
State Museum Lucknow
Where to stay?
From hotels to resorts to Dharamshala, Lucknow has many options for accommodation. Though, you will find less number of mid-sized hotels here. Budget and top range hotels are easily available.
Best time to Visit:
The ideal duration to explore this beautiful city is 1-2 days and the best time to visit is between October to March. However, do avoid heavy fog months like December and January because you might find the delay in rails and flights.
Lucknow summers are very harsh which makes it difficult for tourists to go out of their hotel rooms and explore the city.
Food to eat:
Lucknow is a paradise for food lovers. The food of Lucknow shows its grandeur. You will find countless lip-smacking varieties here and that too on every corner.
Though the list of delicacies in Lucknow is endless, still I am mentioning the top most rated dishes here.
Galauti Kebab or Galawati Kebab
Prakash ki Kulfi
Lucknowi Biryani (Idris ki Biryani)
Nihari and Kulcha
Malai ki Gilori
The flavors are so perfect that they will leave you wanting for more.