5 Things to Do in Lucknow 2020 (Starting from ₹436 Only)

There are ample things to do in Lucknow to rejuvenate your tired soul and to immerse into a wide array of memorable experiences. From strolling by the oldest lanes to having a historic tour and reminiscing the age of Nawabs, Lucknow offers tons of avenues to delight every kind of traveler.

If you’re a food lover then you can have a gastronomic tour of this city to experience the best of Nawabi taste and flavors. The visitors can even indulge into a joyous shopping experience, or they can buy chikankari clothes that reflect the splendor and transient nature of Indian crafts.

To reveal the best of Lucknow you can also take a heritage tour that will give you a chance to spot all the important landmarks of the city. Lucknow also offers tons of enthralling activities for the kids to keep the fun quotient high.

You can also stroll by the historical gardens to reveal the magnificent tales of this city or enjoy the panorama of nature at the lush green parks. Since it is filled with so many pleasurable things to do, it is quite difficult to pinpoint what to do in Lucknow! So get ready to experience the best of Lucknow by indulging in a range of activities that are on offer in this city!

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Private Car Charter Lucknow Flat 20% off Best Seller
Private Car Charter Lucknow Flat 20% off

8H

Lucknow

Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh and a royal destination. There are a lot of places in the city will showcase the rich history and culture of Lucknow. The best way to explore the best of Lucknow is by taking a private car charter.About the tour:This is the exclusive package to hire a private car in Lucknow. No need to buy those expensive sightseeing tours and stick to the same fixed itinerary. Now you can just book a private car, create your own itinerary and explore the city just as you like. You should visit places like Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, British Residency, Rumi Darwaza, Chattar Manzil, Dilkusha Kothi and the Husainabad Clock Tower. If you have time left and want to explore more, you can also visit Chandrika Devi Temple, Jama Masjid, Constantia House and Satkhanda. You don't even need to plan anything, our experienced driver cum guide, knows the city very well and will suggest you the best places to go.Vehicle Options:SUV Car for upto 3 paxSedan Car for upto 6 pax
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Lucknow City Sightseeing Tour Flat 15% off New
Lucknow City Sightseeing Tour Flat 15% off

8H

Lucknow

Lucknow is a place where you can view the vibrant culture of Uttar Pradesh and enjoy the views of unique sights delightfully. Explore the city crowds and the colourful markets of the City of Nawabs without any hassle.About the Tour:Book your slot now with the Lucknow sightseeing day tour and enjoy a joyous and fun-filled sightseeing activity that takes you to the prominent places of Lucknow such as  Asafi Imambara, Art Gallery, Kebab shops at Tulsi Theatre, etc.On availing the Lucknow sightseeing day tour, you get to enjoy the sightseeing tour with the assistance of an experienced and professional chauffeur. Besides, you shall be able to enjoy transfers in a comfortable private air-conditioned vehicle.Additional Information:Start Point: Lucknow Hotel/Residence Finish Point: Lucknow Hotel/ResidenceVehicle Options:Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similarSUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similarNote:While you are on the sightseeing tour, you may choose to skip any of the places, but no new places can be added to the itinerary.
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Food Walking Tour in Lucknow Flat 15% off Best Seller
Food Walking Tour in Lucknow Flat 15% off

2H

Lucknow

Lucknow is a royal destination and equally royal is its food. From veg to non-veg, spicy to sweet dishes Lakhnavi food is one of the most relishing food in the country. Take this food tour and taste some of those famous dishes. About the tour:This tour will not only offer you the best dishes of Lucknow in the best places, but also give you a good idea about the local culture. You will be tasting 9 mouth-watering and authentic delicacies of Lucknow on this tour. Taste the famous dishes like Chuski (Ice Gola)/ Cold Dahi Bhalle, Kachuti & Crispy Khasta with Mix Chana Chola & Unpeeled spicy Aloo, Chai & Malai Band, Green Papdi Chat/Aloo Tikki Chat with boiled Mater, Flavoured Pani Puri, Kebab(Seek/Shami/Galawati) with Rumali Roti/Mughalai Paratha, 7- Shahi Tukada, Mashahoor Faluda Kulfi & finish the tour with a Malai Paan from Oldest shop in Lucknow.Book this food tour at the best price and enjoy your day.Starting Point: In front of Shalimar Tower Building ICICI Bank), Mahatma Gandhi Marg, HazaratganjEnd Point: Aminabad ChourahaTime slots: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM                     6.00 PM to 8.00 PM
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Lucknow Airport Transfers Flat 25% off Best Seller
Lucknow Airport Transfers Flat 25% off

Lucknow

Have you just reached Bangalore or going somewhere from Bangalore in a flight? If you are looking to be transported from Lucknow airport to the hotels/residence of Lucknow or vice versa, then you can book this package. Get an air-conditioned car and an experienced driver that will help you to reach your destination on time.The chauffeur will be there on time and will help you keep your luggage in the car. Just sit back and relax while you get transferred after you get picked up from the pick-up point. The cars are comfortable and air-conditioned and the driver is experienced and will allow you to get to the drop-off location right on time.Timings: Timings are flexible according to the customers' convenience.Note:No meals are included in this tour.Additional charges are applicable if you want to get transferred from/to outside the city limits.
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Stay at Tree of Life Jaagir Lodge in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
Stay at Tree of Life Jaagir Lodge in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve

3D/2N

Lucknow

About the Activity:Imagine hundreds of acres of sugarcane fields all around with dashes of bright yellow mustard patches surrounding a private home built in the 1940s .Stay in a very private and luxurious accommodation with a caring team to attend with stunning views of the forest around.The property boasts, natural wooden or stone flooring, a very large and well-appointed bathroom with a bathtub, shower, twin sinks.The living area looks onto the greens outside. This three-day stay enables you to visit the Tiger Reserve famous for the one-horned rhino, in addition to a huge variety of wildlife and birds.The package includes meal, activities, accommodation and transportation in an Innova.
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  1. What are the best things to do in Lucknow?

    Here we have shortlisted some of the must-try activities so that even if it is a short trip, you know what to do in Lucknow!

    1. Try to figure out your way to the top at Bhool Bhulaiya!
    This unique architectural structure is a part of the Bara Imambara complex and consists of a labyrinth with 500 odd identical doorways! It is believed that it is here that the Nawab of Awadh liked playing hide and seek with his wives!

    Legend says if you figure out your way properly, you may find the hidden treasure! And if you manage to seek your way out to the top, you are endowed with a breathtaking view of Lucknow.

    The main complex of Bara Imambara is a Mughal complex built by the fourth Nawab of Awadh and is replete with courtyards, gateways, and step wells connected by an arched central hall where you can gasp into the tales of the bygone era!

    2. Take a stroll in the historical gardens of the British Residency
    The British Residency has a collection of gardens and buildings, all of which reek of the repercussions of the first breakthrough with the freedom struggle- the mutiny of 1857! When the Indians came out all guns blazing, 3000 British soldiers sought refuge here.

    In fact, you can even see the age-old cannon and bullet marks here! You can take a stroll in these historical gardens to seep into the rich history of Lucknow, and this is also considered to be one of the best things to do in Lucknow.

    3. Buy yourself a treat at Tunday Kebabi
    This simple restaurant undoubtedly serves the best culinary fare in the city! If you do not reach early, you may find that you do not get a seat even on a weekday! Their specialty is the tunde ke kabab- galawati kebab made of buffalo meat!

    You may have had the dish elsewhere, but this is the most authentic version of it! Apart from this, the restaurant serves a plethora of kebab platters and biryani varieties, all of which will leave you salivating!

    4. Take a heritage walk
    This is an initiative of the Uttar Pradesh government, where you can have a guided tour of all the important landmarks of the city! An English speaking guide meets you at Tila Wali Masjid and guides you while taking you around the architectural complexes, mosques, food havens, and shopping zones!

    5. Bargain for a good chikankari piece at Hazratganj
    There is not a single shade of color of chikankari clothes that you will not see in the vibrant local bazaar of Hazratganj! The lanes of this market are dotted with chikan shops, selling all types of kurtas and sarees in cotton, muslin, and organza.

    You can also buy dupattas, bangles, bindis, jewelry, and everything else under the sun here! And the best part is you can even bargain to get a great discount on these items!

  2. What are the best things to do in Lucknow with kids?

    So you have brought your kids along and don’t know what to do in Lucknow that will interest them? Here is the list of some of the best things to do in Lucknow, with kids!

    1. A playdate with Royal Bengal Tigers
    The Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological garden houses over 400 species of animals and birds, including Asiatic lions and Royal Bengal Tigers! Your kid will be intrigued by the sheer beauty and majesty of the plethora of animals living here!

    And to make it more enjoyable for them, the zoo also offers a toy train ride for the kids! You can even take your kids into the Uttar Pradesh State Museum, located in the premises of the zoo!

    2. Take the water slides at Anandi Water Park!
    Kids and water are a combination that rarely goes wrong! Anandi Water park has many water slides and shallow pools where you can safely leave your child to have a splash! This water park also offers a few fun rides, a water play area, and slides to accelerate the fun quotient of the kids! On the weekend, the park is thronged with tourists as well as locals alike.

  3. What is Lucknow famous for?

    Lucknow is famed for having a rich heritage and culture that reflects in its architecture, food, music, and sartorial style. The imprint of this culture can be seen all over the city: from the obscure Safed Baradari to the Imambaras.

    It also holds the reputation for having a happening classical music and dance scene, and Kathak is reputed worldwide! The Lucknow gharana is famed worldwide for the facial expressions used to communicate the story, with a list of famed exponents like Nawab Wjid Ali Shah and Pandit Birju Maharaj!

    It is also extremely renowned for chikankari work- which has been incorporated by even Manish Malhotra in his clothes!

  4. Which dish is Lucknow famous for?

    It would be unfair to pinpoint just one dish from the diverse culinary spread of the city, so we are going to provide you with a few to choose from! And you should definitely indulge in a gastronomical tour as it is one of the top things to do in Lucknow!

    1. Kakori kebab
    One of the top picks among the kebabs you need to try; this goes best with the pudina chutney! You could try these at Tunday kababi itself!

    2. Chicken Pasanda
    Chicken, cheese, and khoya- what could go wrong? Topped with coconut cashew sauce, this is a lip-smacking dish that will leave you wanting for more. The best place to have it is probably at the Chowk.

    3. Galawati kebab
    The most famous dish of the city was created by the nawab’s chef when the old nawab of Lucknow faced difficulty in chewing the food. This kebab specialty is extremely mouthwatering and melts in your mouth with every bite!

    4. Shahi tukda
    The traditional Mughlai dessert, this dish can be found here in its most authentic form! Made of bread, milk and dry fruits with saffron sprinkled on top, the shahi tukda will be the perfect culmination of your food walk in the city!

  5. Which place is best for shopping in Lucknow?

    Considering it is a treasure trove of varied types of ornaments and fabrics, going on a shopping spree is one of the top things to do in Lucknow! But you need to know the right places to look in, and you should be good at haggling!

    1. Hazratganj
    If you ask a local what to do in Lucknow- he will definitely direct you here! Located in the middle of the city, Hazratganj has every type of ethnic attire and fabric you could want! On top of that, the streets are lined with bangle shops that sell multi-colored bangle varieties!

    But the best things to pick out from here are the chikankari pieces, khadi attires, handwoven sarees, and glass bangles!

    2. The Chowk
    Located near the Bada Imambara, this local market is a treasure trove of handicrafts and jewelry items! You can also find here chikankari kurtas and traditional zardozi fabric that are the heritage of Lucknow. Apart from this, it is a shoe paradise, and you can buy juttis and Nagra footwear at a low price here!

    3. Aminabad Market
    This is where you will find the celebrated Dupatta Mahal, which sells the best fabrics in the city! Apart from that, you can also buy chikan kurtas, bedsheets, and sarees here!

  6. How to reach Lucknow?

    Lucknow is well-connected to all the major cities in India by various modes of communication that we have enlisted below.

    - By Air
    The Amausi Airport (LKO) is the main airport of Lucknow, and it receives daily from all the major cities of the country- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, etc.

    - By Train
    Lucknow is well connected to the rest of the country via the extensive rail network of the country. It has a number of railway stations, of which the most important ones are Lucknow Charbagh, Badshahnagar, Lucknow Junction and Alamnagar. Most of the trains run quite frequently( 3-4 times a week).

    - By Bus
    Kaisarbagh is the primary bus station in the city, and it has buses coming in from many states daily.

  7. What is the best time to visit Lucknow?

    - March to April(Early summer) is the best time to visit Lucknow as the weather remains extremely pleasant. You should, however, refrain from visiting Lucknow in May, June, and July, which are the main summer months as it becomes sweltering hot during this time in Lucknow.

    - Monsoon(July-September) may bring moderate rainfall but the weather in Lucknow remains pleasant during this time.

    - Winter( November to March) is a good time to visit Lucknow as the weather remains pleasant during this time. You may need to pack heavy woolens as the nights are pretty cold during this time!

  8. Is Lucknow safe for tourists?

    It is the safest city in the whole state of Uttar Pradesh! So you might not worry about your safety once you’re over here. However, be careful about conveyance as you may not get any transportation medium late at night.