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Lucknow Travel Guide


Lucknow Travel Guide

 The city of Lucknow is the capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is also the largest city in the state. The city has one of the most famous historical backgrounds in the country as it was the seat of power and rule for many medieval dynasties since the advent of Islamic rule in India. Both the Delhi sultanate and the Mughal Period had an important base and stronghold over Awadh that comprised of Lucknow and neighboring regions.


There are plenty of surprises in store for you during your tour of the city and all of them are pleasant ones too. You will not only be able to see some of the historic places of the country but also taste some of the authentic and mouthwatering taste of delectable culinary expertise. This is a part of the traditional heritage of this city that is handed down from the days of its royal patronage. From a range of meat kababs to exotic and spicy chats coupled with sweets you will have a mouthful.


Your sightseeing plans can start off with the two most important places in Lucknow- the Bada Imambara and the Chhota Imambara. These are complexes that house several mosques in a single courtyard. The Bada Imambara was built by Asaf-ud-Daulah. There is an interesting maze within the architecture here known as the Bhul Bhulaiya. The Chhota Imambara that was built by Muhammad Ali Shah is an extraordinary architectural feat complemented with exquisite décor. There are grand chandeliers to look out for that was brought in from Belgium.


You can also visit the State Museum and the Lucknow Zoo. This is also a city of gardens and many parks. These are places of visit for the people for their exquisite natural beauty and colorful flowers. Some of the popular names are those of Haathi Park, Buddha Park, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, Dilkhusha Park and Mukherjee Phuhaar among others. There is a also a wide range of choice when it comes to National Parks and Bird Sanctuaries – Kukreil Reserve Forest, Dudhwa National Park, Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary and Samaspur Bird Sanctuary.


Lucknow city will also provide some of the best options of shopping items and destinations for the same. There are various items of clothes, fabrics and weaves or even shoes to look out for when you are here. And they are also available at some of the best bargain prices too. There is also a wide range of choice when it comes to hotels and accommodation. You can stay at luxury accommodations of star rated hotels. There are lesser range budget hotels available too. But at the same these hotels are impeccable in their standards and modern facilities.


The city has its own airport that is well connected with regular domestic and international flights. You can also avail train services to all parts of the country from here. A good Lucknow travel will give you all these informations.

Last Updated: 01/09/2012

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