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Lucknow Overview

Lucknow has interesting monuments, ancient architectural marvels, Shia culture, traditional dance forms, shopping areas and much more. Lucknow is an important destination in Indian tourism, which is served by many luxury trains like Maharajas Express and others. Lucknow is also a good spot to enjoy sightseeing in a royal style. Culture and tradition of the people are also unique here.

Best Time to Visit Lucknow

Summer in Lucknow is hot and the temperature can go as high as 43 degree C. The temperature will be very humid throughout the summer. It is not a good time to visit the place for sightseeing and other activities. Summers can be dehydrating. Summer starts in March and ends by June. Monsoon starts in July and ends in October. However, the frequency of the rain will be at high from August. The place will receive heavy rainfall making difficult to scale the place for sightseeing.
Winter is the best season for sightseeing and travelling. The climate can go as low as 7 degree C during winter. The place will be filled with mist making it a great spot for romantic vacation and best for those who love photography.

What to see/ Attractions of Lucknow

There are numerous attractions to enjoy in Lucknow like

  • Bara Imambara
  • Sikandar Bagh
  • State museum
  • Memorial museum
  • Jama Masjid
  • Lucknow residency
  • Shah Najaf Imambara
  • Kaiserbagh palace
  • La Martiniere
  • Banarasi Bagh
  • Botanical Garden

Shopping in Lucknow

  • Alambagh Market: gold jewellery, accessories, clothing and others
  • Nakhas Market: garments, wooden souvenirs, embroidery works and others
  • Chowk: accessories, souvenirs, garments and others
  • Janpath Market: toys, accessories, souvenir, garments and others
  • Aminabad: street food, garments, jewellery and others
  • Bhootnath Market: utensils, electronics and others
  • Latouche Road: electronic goods
  • Naka Hindola: electronics and replicas

How to Reach Lucknow?

Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh. The nearest airport is in Amausi, which is just 15 km away from the center of the city. You can find frequent flights from many domestic and international destinations.
The nearest railway stations are located in Lucknow and Charbagh. Lucknow receives trains from many major cities in the country. The easiest way to reach Lucknow is through trains. You can also find luxury trains like Maharajas Express scaling Lucknow. You can find buses and cabs from surrounding areas to Lucknow. You can also find public buses from many cities to Lucknow, frequently. From airport or railway station, you can find cabs and autos to reach required destination.