Lucknow, also known as the ‘city of Nawabs’ is the capital of Uttar Pradesh abundantly rich in culture and heritage. It has several alluring monuments and historical structures that attract tourists. Located on the Northwestern shores of the River Gomati, Lucknow exhibits the cultural remains of the Mughals and the Awadhi rulers.
A fine blend of traditional cultures and rich Awadhi food, it is also famous for Mango, Gular, Khajur, and sugarcane cultivations. It is well-connected to all the major cities in India. The Chikankari and Zardozi embroidery prevalently used all over the country, originated in Lucknow. This city offers a lot to the tourists.
Places to Visit in Lucknow
- Bara Imambara- It is a large monument that is famous for its maze, as well as its beautiful and intricate designs. Bara Imambara is a shrine that was built by the Nawab Asaf-ud-daula in 1784.
- Chota Imambara- Just adjacent to Bara Imambara is The Chota Imambara built in 1838 by Nawab Muhammad Shah Ali.
- British Residency- Holding historical importance it is a major site of the Revolt of 1857 and the battle referred to as the Siege of Lucknow.
- Constantia House- Presently known as La Martinière College, this place was earlier known as the Constantia House.
- Dr. Ambedkar Park- Made of red sandstone, this beautiful and modern architectural monument spread across an area of 107 acres of land is dedicated to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
- Begum Hazrat Mahal Park- It was built in 1962 in the memory of the Begum of Awadh, Hazrat Mahal who revolted against the British in the 1857 uprising.
- Hazratganj- A must visit by the tourists for a wonderful evening. Hazrat ganj is the trendiest and happening area in Lucknow that encompasses various shops for an experiential shopping spree, multiple food cafeterias, and a cinema hall to spend some leisurely time with family.
- Chattar Manzil - Referred to as the Umbrella palaces, this beautiful palace in Lucknow was the residence of the Awadh rulers and their wives.
- Rumi Durwaza - A monument dating back to 1700s, which serves as the city gate features Awadh style architecture as evidenced by the central arch.
- Hussainabad Clock Tower - Among one of the tallest clock towers in India, it is surrounded by a spacious plaza.
- Lucknow Museum- The oldest and the largest museum in Uttar Pradesh, it holds more than 100,000 antique artifacts.
Weather & Temperature of Lucknow
In summers, from April to June the temperatures rise as high as 45 degree Celsius. Winter temperatures range from 5 to 27 degree Celsius. Monsoons that are seen in the months of July to September witness temperature ranging from 24 to 32 degree Celsius. May, in Lucknow, is the hottest month of the year, while in January the temperatures recorded are the lowest in the entire year.
Best Time to Visit Lucknow
The best time to visit Lucknow is from October to February as the weather during these months is cool and pleasant. Book cheap air tickets to Lucknow on Cleartrip!