Top 10 places to visit in Lucknow
today we are talking about the top 10 places to visit in Lucknow. Lucknow is the capital of the most populous state of India- Uttar Pradesh. The city has been known for its rich culture. The city is the hub for cultures and artisans. Lucknow has also been called as the city of Nawabs as the history of the Nawab rule in the Awadh region and Lucknow was the prominent capital of the 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.
1. Bara Imambara
The Bara Imambara is also known as Asafi Imambara which was built by Asaf-Ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh in 1784. It has the labyrinth(bhool-bhulaiya) and a step well with running water. It is situated 6km from the railway station. It is the most famous monument in the city.
Timings-Friday 1-7PM and other days 8 AM – 6 PM
Entry free– Indian tourists-Rs.25, Foreign tourists-Rs.500
2. Janeshwar Mishra Park
The Janeshwar Mishra Park is claimed to be Asia’s 1st largest garden. It was built in the memory of late Janeshwar Mishra from Samajwadi party. It has two man-made lakes which are often visited by migratory birds and boating facility is provided for tourists at a fee of Rs.100. It is 10km from the railway station.
Timings– All days 5 AM – 8 PM
Entry fee– Nil.
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. British Residency comes in third number in top 10 places to visit in Lucknow.
Timings-7 AM – 6 PM
Entry fees- Indian Tourists-Rs.5, Foreign Tourists-Rs.10
4. Chandrika Devi Temple
Chandrika Devi temple is the sacred temple of the Hindu Goddess Chandi. It is also known as Mahi Sagar teerth. It is situated on the banks of Gomti River. It is about 45km from Airport. The place has religious significance since the time of Ramayana.
Timings– 5 AM – 11 PM
Entry fees– Nil.
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 for humanity, equality and social justice. It is formally known as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal but referred as simply Ambedkar park.
Timings– 11 AM – 9 PM
Entry fee– Rs.15 for both Indian and Foreign tourists
Aminabad is a large bazaar located in the heart of Lucknow. It is famous for its chikan embroidered garments. It has been operated since the times of Nawabs. There are a lot of mouth-watering eatery options available in the market of Aminabad including the famous Tunday-Kababs.
Timings-7 AM – 11 PM
Entry fees– nil
7. Rumi Darwaza
Rumi Darwaza is also known as Turkish Gate. It was built by the Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula in 1784. It is a masterpiece of Awadh architecture. It is sixty feet tall and stands near Bada Imambara. Rumi Darwaza is the eye pleasure in the night lights. Rumi Darwaza comes in seven number in top 10 places to visit in Lucknow.
Timings– 24 hours
Entry fees– nil.
8. Chattar Manzil
The Chattar Manzil is also known as Umbrella Palace. It served as the palace for the rulers of Awadh. It was constructed by the Nawabs. The Architecture of the palace makes it a worth visit place in Lucknow. It is a spectacular palace which makes it to the must-visit places in Lucknow. Chattar Manzil comes in eaight number in top 10 places to visit in Lucknow.
Timings– Monday to Friday- 9:30 AM – 6 PM
Saturday and Sunday- Closed
Entry fee– nil.
9. Shaheed Smarak
The Shaheed Smarak is the park dedicated to the war heroes who sacrificed their lives during the freedom movement in India. It is situated on the banks of Gomti river and was built in the 1970s. Shaheed Smarak is opposite to the Residency(British Residency).
Timings– 24 hours
Entry fee– nil
10. Chota Imambara
Chota Imambara is also known as Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak. The building is commonly known as the palace of lights 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.
Timings– 8 AM – 6:30 PM
Entry– Indian tourists-Rs.25/person , Foreign tourists-Rs.300/person