There are so many places to visit in India and one of them is Lucknow- The City of Mughals. Lucknow is the capital of the most populous state of India- Uttar Pradesh. This city is known for its rich culture and architectural views. It is the hub for cultures and artisans. Lucknow has also been called the city of Nawab because there are so many historical memories of Nawab rule in the Awadh region and Lucknow was the prominent capital of Awadh. Lucknow is connected with the railways and International Airport. The airport is connected with 19 domestic cities and direct flights to 8  international cities. Airlines include Indigo, GoAir, Alliance Air. In Lucknow, there are also many tourist spots where most of the visitors come on daily bases. So, let’s have a tour to Lucknow.

1. Bara Imambara

Bara Imambara is one of the famous monuments in a city. This is also known as Asfi Imambara. It was built in the year of 1784 by the fourth Nawab of Awadha who is known as the Asaf-Ud-Daula. It is one of the most beautiful place for Muslims, who come here every year for celebrating the festival of Muharram. This bara imambara has a 1024 way to go inside but have only 2 way to go outside. It is one of the most beautiful and wonderful place of Lucknow which is the world’s largest structure that is unsupported by the beams. It was constructed as a marvel of engineering and a fine specimen of Mughal architectural. It has Bhool-Bhulaiya and a step well with running water. This place also has religious centuries like an Asifi Mosque, Shahi Bawani, Rumi Darwaja, and etc. It is a perfect location for photography too. 

Timing- On Friday 1:00 PM To 7:00 PM And On Other Days 8:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 50 For Indians And INR 500 For Foreigners

2. Janeshwar Mishra Park

The Janeshwar Mishra Park is Asia’s 1st largest garden. It was built in the memory of late Janeshwar Mishra from the Samajwadi Party. Janeshwar Mishra Park is located in Lucknow which is a newly constructed park in Gomti Nagar. It is a public park that spreads over 376 acres. There is an idol of Pandit Janeshwar Mishra in the middle of the park. It is an eco-friendly place, which is situated in the heart of the city. It was designed and conceptualized as a multifunctional environment and also recreational greenery. This park was inaugurated for the general public of the city on 5th August 2014. The trip to Janeshwar Mishra Park is one of the most fabulous trip to enjoy with your family and friends. This park is the best tourist attraction place which attracts the people of all age groups.

There is a green and clean atmosphere with a variety of plants and birds flocking the garden and this beautiful view of this garden with birds and flowers increases its beauty. Because of the natural view, it is best for photography too. Every month thousands of people visit here and also enjoy with their family and friends. In addition to this, it has two man-made lakes which are often visited by migratory birds. Here you can also enjoy boating in the lake with your affectionate ones.

Timing- 5:00 AM To 8:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee
Boating Charges- Rs.100/person

3. British Residency

The British Residency is a group of several buildings in a common area in the city. It was constructed by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan II. It served as the residence for the British Resident General who represented the court of Nawabs. Surrounded by lawns and flowerbeds makes it a lovely tourist destination. It is also the perfect destination for photography.

Timing- 7:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 10 For Indians And INR 15 For Foreigners

4. Chandrika Devi Temple

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Chandrika Devi Temple is the sacred temple of the Hindu Goddess Chandi. It is also known as Mahi Sagar Teerth and situated on the banks of the Gomti River. It is about 45km from Airport. This place has religious significance since the time of Ramayana. Thus, it is also one of the must-visit place in Lucknow with your family to spend some valuable time at a peaceful and religious place.

Timing- 5:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fees- No Entry Fee

5. Dr. Ambedkar Park

Dr. Ambedkar park is a public park that was built to honor the lives and memories of persons who devoted their lives to humanity, equality, and social justice. It is formally known as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal but referred to as a simply Ambedkar park. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar park is one of the most beautiful and wonderful parks, which is located in Gomti Nagar. It is a public park and one of the best tourist spots too. This park has lush greenery, flowers, fountains, and many more. This park is open throughout the year but still, so many people prefer not to visit in summer because the days are very harsh and dry during this time, so only because of this many people prefer to visit this park in winter. In the winter season, the heavy rainfall elevates the beauty of this park. 

Timing- 11:00 AM To 9:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 15 For Both Indians And Foreigners

6. Aminabad

Imagine you go somewhere and come back to your home without doing shopping, it’s impossible! That’s why it is also important to know about the place where you can do lots of shopping for your loved ones. Aminabad is a large bazaar located in the heart of Lucknow. It is famous for its chicken embroidered garments and trendy clothes. It has been operated since the times of Nawabs. Moreover, there are a lot of mouth-watering eatery options available in the market of Aminabad, especially, there is a famous Sunday-Kababs which is very delicious. Try it once!

Timing-7:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

7. Rumi Darwaza

The Rumi Darwaza is located in the heart of Lucknow which has a loom over the busy everyday traffic of Lajpatnagar, which was looks like an old guardian angel that has seen the city rise and fall. It is an imposing gateway that was built by the patronage of Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula in 1784. Rumi Darwaza is also known as Turkish Gate. This Rumi Darwaza is a fine example of Awadhi architecture. The height of this Rumi Darwaza is about 18 meters. On the top of Rumi Darwaza, the mere is a huge lantern that would light up the structure at night and these lights increase the beauty of this Darwaza at night. The word “Rumi” comes from the modern-day as a word Roma, this word was used to be Istanbul which is the capital city of the Eastern Roma Empire. 

Timings- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry fees- No Entry Fee

8. Chattar Manzil

Another famous place to visit in Lucknow is “Chattar Manzil”. The Chattar Manzil is also known as Umbrella Palace. It was constructed by the Nawabs in the year 1780 and later it becomes the shelter for the people during revolutionary in the year 1857. It served as the palace for the rulers of Awadh. The architectural view of the place attracts most of the tourists towards it. For this reason, many of the tourists visit here with their family and friends to get an amazing experience of this place.

Timing- Monday To Friday- 9:30 AM To 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday- Closed
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- No Entry 

9. Shaheed Smarak

Shaheed Smarak is the place that was dedicated to the war heroes who sacrificed their lives during the freedom movement in India. Situated on the banks of the Gomti river and was built in the 1970s. Shaheed Smarak is opposite to the Residency(British Residency). This memorial place has a white marbled pillar that was standing in the lush green lawns. To know more about Indian Fighters you should visit this place.

Timing- Open 24 Hours
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

10. Chota Imambara

It is one of the oldest and beautiful buildings in the old Lucknow. Chota Imambara is also known as Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak. This building is commonly known as the palace of lights which signifying the exotic decorations and chandeliers during the special occasions. It is built on the high platform and beautifully decorated with floral designs and calligraphy. The architectural view of the place attracts most of the visitors towards it. It is also the best place for photography and to explore as well.

Timing- 8:00 AM To 6:30 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry- INR 25 For Indians And INR 100 For Foreigners

11. Lucknow Zoo

Another name of Lucknow Zoo is Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan which was earlier known as the Prince of Wales zoological gardens. Located in the heart of Lucknow, nearby Hazratganj. The zoo is the only place where all the animals and birds of various regions are kept in a cage very safely. It is the best place for those who are animals and birds lovers. This zoo is spread over an area of 71.6 acres and was established in the year 1921. It is the place where visitors come to spend their time with animals and birds. Every day thousands of people visit this place and are full of fun with nature. This place is also good for animal photography. It is fully covered with the lush greenery and looks like a dense forest. It is a paradise for animal lovers.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Time Required- 2-3 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 25 For Indians And INR 300 For Foreigners

12. Hazrat Ganj Market

This famous Hazrat ganj market is located in the downtown area, situated in the heart of Lucknow. It is a great place for shopping in Lucknow. The main road has a wide variety of shopping options. There are also some good places to eat delicious dishes including Royal Cafe and Motimahal that provide good chaat and dining options. Along with that, there is a popular Hanuman temple right at the start. The walk along the road gives a feeling of yesteryears and a mix of traditional and modern ambiance. The Hazrat ganj market got its name in 1842 and is popularly known as the Ganj. In 1857, after the first world war the Britishers took over the city of Lucknow and it’s Hazrat ganj market which was modeled after Queen Street in London. At the festival time, this market is fully decorated. In short, the best place for shopping. 

Timing- 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

13. Anandi Water Park

Apart from the monuments and memorials, there is a fun place. If you want to make your holidays more memorable then you must visit Anandi Water Park. It is located on Faizabad Road and is one of the largest water parks in the city. Here you can enjoy lots of water rides, swings, splash pads, swimming activities and many more. This water park has rides for all age group people with safety measures. Thus, to enjoy your vacations, keep a separate one day for this beautiful place. 

Timing- 10:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Time Required- 3-4 Hours
Entry Fee- Starting From INR 500 Onwards

14. Hathi Park

If you are in Lucknow, then you can’t afford to miss this place. Hathi Park is one of the famous and most visited by tourists every year. Surrounded by lush greenery and the relaxing environment of this place will energize you. It consists of swings and slides for children. The recreation center also consists of a giant elephant sculpture that can be used for climb by kids. In addition to this, there are also many facilities for games and other adventurous activities. It is truly the best spot for one day picnic with your family, especially kids. You should visit here too!

Timing- 7:00 AM To 8:00 PM
Time Required- 2-3 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 5 For both Indians and Foreigners

15. Shahi Baoli

It is an intricate design structure of Indian and Islamic architectural style, shahi baoli was constructed in the year between 1784 to 1795 by Nawab Asif-Ud-Din Daula and Kifayat-Ullah. This five storeys building has a partition according to regular and occasional purposes, the bottom three is for regular storage and the upper two is for occasional reserve. The carving design on the gates and some archwork makes it a brilliant place to visit.

Timing- 8:00 AM To 8:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 25 For Indians and INR 300 Foreigners

16. Maqbara of Saadat Ali Khan

Situated in the Qaiser Bagh, Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan is a carnal house of both Saadat Ali Khan and his wife Khursheed Zadi. It was built by their son in the Indian and Islamic architectural styles. This fascinating place, hosting an iconic dome, gives away back to the white and black theme of the house. So, how can you miss this place? Right it to your list now and enjoy your vacations.

Timing- 5:00 AM To 8:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

17. Sikandar Bagh

It is an ancient time styled mansion and garden built in the year 1800s by Nawab Wajid Ali Khan (The last Nawab of Oudh). Surrounded by lush greenery and that’s why called a greenhouse, is the last Mughal garden in India. It is the famous Botanical Garden with a variety of Flora and Fauna. You can also click photographs here with the backdrop of the beautiful sceneries of this garden.

Timing- 9:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- No Entry Fee

18. Dream World Amusement Park

If you are looking for an adventurous and fun loving place, then dream world amusement park is the one stop solution for you. It will make your day full of fun, thrill and enjoyment. There are a number of rides, activities and fun games for both adults and kids. This amusement park also consists of a large number of food stalls that offer delicious and healthy food. It is the former site in Lucknow that has an indoor water park. In addition to this, there are also houseboat rides, paintballs, land games, thrilling rides, magic shows, rain dance and many more. One can also reserve a space for parties or get together, as there is a banquet hall and the garden inside the amusement park. Isn’t it interesting? What are you thinking now? Get ready for an adventurous day at Lucknow. Hey, don’t worry! A day at dream world amusement park will not gong to burn your bank balance.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 9:00 PM (But closed on National Holidays)
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 600 For Above 120 cms of Height, INR 500 Below 120 cms of height (includes senior citizens and army persons) and 10% Discount For Senior Citizens and Army Personnel

19. Hussainabad Picture Gallery

It is another famous tourist attraction in Lucknow, located very close to Chhota Imambara and Hussainabad Clock Tower. This gallery was built in the Barderie style of Architect and you will explore life-sized portraits of the regional rulers. Here you will also find many of the paintings which are crafted in such a way that reflects the optical illusion.

Timing- 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Time Required- 1-2 Hours

Entry Fee- INR 20 For Indians and INR 100 For Foreigners

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