Lucknow is a Vistara City
Lucknow: The city of Nawabs
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About Lucknow

Famous for being the city of Nawabs, Lucknow is the capital and the largest city in Uttar Pradesh. A vibrant city situated on the banks of Gomti River, Lucknow was ruled by the Nawabs in the 18th and 19th century.

The mannerisms and warm hospitality comprise of the Lucknowi way of life. Get enthralled by the beauty of language in Lucknow-with Hindi, Urdu and Sikh coming together in perfect harmony. Being multicultural in nature, one can indulge in all things that make this city unique from its food, clothes, heritage to its traditional dance form, Kathak.

A haven for foodies, Lucknow boasts of some of the best kebabs in the country along with delicious sweets and other Mughal delicacies. Take a trip down memory lane and explore the monuments and structures of the Mughal Era for an unforgettable experience.

The winter months of December – January are perfect with a cool weather to compliment your travels. While the summer months can be extremely hot, months of March to April are pleasant and ideal for a visit to Lucknow.

About Lucknow Airport

Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport serves the city of Lucknow. Located in Amausi, it was earlier known as Amausi Airport before being renamed after Chaudhary Charan Singh, the fifth prime minister of India.

The airport is about 12 km from Lucknow city centre and is the 11th busiest airport in India with two terminals for domestic and international travel.

Enjoy the city of Nawabs with Vistara’s seamless service.

  • Places To Visit
  • Things To Do

1. Hazratganj Market

The main and the most popular shopping hub in all of Lucknow city, Hazratganj Market has a long history behind it. Established in 1810 by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, it has undergone many makeovers since then. Don’t miss the Lucknow special – Chikan, a type of hand embroidery using cut and shadow work.

2. Bara Imambara

Built in the year 1784 by Asaf-ud-Daula, the fourth Nawab of Awadh, Bara Imambara is a tribute to Mughal architecture. Take a trip of the extraordinary maze, locally known as ‘bhool bhuliaya’ located on the upper floor of the monument for an exciting experience. The central hall of Bara Imambara is said to be the largest arched hall in the world and is sure to leave you mesmerised.

3. Lucknow Zoo

Spread over a massive 71.6 acres, the Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan or Lucknow Zoo is one of the most favourite local attraction. The Lucknow Zoo is home to 447 mammals, 348 birds, and 57 reptiles with 97 different species of wild animals. You will also spot the rare Royal Bengal tigers and white tigers, as well as lions, wolves, Hoolock gibbons, Himalayan black bears, and Indian rhinoceros.

 

Eat

A trip to Lucknow is incomplete without the ever popular, melt in your mouth Galouti Kebabs at Tunday Kebabi. You can also gorge on some handi biryani or savor the kheer and the shahi tudka to satisfy your sweet tooth. Some of the other popular restaurants in Lucknow are Dastarkhwan, Royal Café and Aryans.

Activities

Explore the impressive Mughal structures and monuments, or go shopping for clothes with the traditional embroidery of Lucknow. Art lovers can enjoy theatre or a night of Urdu poems and shayari’s to fulfil your poetic soul.