What to do When in Lucknow? Check Out the Best Options

Lucknow is famous for its delicious cuisine.

Lucknow is famous for its delicious cuisine.

Your trip will definitely be incomplete without experiencing the street food of Lucknow.

If you are a traveler at heart, you must feel like taking a break from your busy work schedule and going on a trip with family or friends. Be it soaking your feet in the sand as the waves tickle your ankles or exploring the depths of the jungles, travelers are well aware of the importance of taking vacations once in a while.

If you too are ready to leave behind all the work load, then what is stopping you from taking a weekend getaway to Lucknow? Lucknow, the capital of the Nawabs, is a place full of age-old heritage and rich culture that should not be missed. Here are five ways you can enjoy your time in Lucknow:

Bara Imambara

Lucknow boasts of a lot of historical sites for you to spend your time in. The Bara Imambara, consisting of several separate buildings, is not only historically significant, but is also a prime example of British architecture. Even though most of the buildings are now in ruins, you can still visit the church, the cemetery, and the graves of those who died during the siege.

Chota Imambara

The Chhota Imambara is an architectural masterpiece and the chandeliers that adorn the landmark give it its nickname, the Palace of Lights. These chandeliers, specially imported from Belgium, are lit on major occasions like Muharram. It is one of the major attractions of Lucknow.


The busy market of Hazratganj is located in the heart of Lucknow. The market is culturally and historically rich. Hazratganj is the place to go if you are looking for stunning chikankari textiles or unique handicrafts from Uttar Pradesh. Buying chikankari suits, palazzo, skirt and kurta-pyjama will add glamor to your dressing style.

Mankameshwar Temple

One of the oldest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva is Mankameshwar Temple. Thousands of devotees throng the temple during Shivratri to worship Lord Shiva. According to legend, Lord Shiva himself discovered the silver Shiva Linga that serves as the main attraction of the temple.

enjoy street food

Your trip will definitely be incomplete without experiencing the street food of Lucknow. When you are in Lucknow, you must try the delectable cuisine of the place which includes Biryani, Chaat, Kebab and Awadhi dishes to satiate your food cravings.

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