Here are the top 48 tourist attractions to see in Lucknow:

1. Bara Imambara

4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

The Bara Imambara of Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments of the city. Also known as Asfi Imambara, after the name of the Nawab of Lucknow who got it constructed, it is an important place of worship for the Muslims who come here every year to celebrate the religious festival of Muharram. The Imambara is specially known for its incredible maze, known as Bhul Bhulaiya locally, which is located in the upper floor of the monument.

2. Hazratganj Market

Must visit 3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
2 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Hazratganj, the central shopping district of Lucknow, has a long history behind it and has undergone a great makeover that bridges the past and the present and continues to serve as Lucknow's central shopping arcade.

3. Lucknow Zoo

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1 km
from city center
3 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

The Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens was built in 1921 was built to commemorate the Royal family's visit to Lucknow.

4. Chowk

Must visit 3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
4 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Chowk market in Lucknow is one of those places of the city that are a window into its rich cultural heritage. Beginning from Chikan work to succulent kebabs, one can find it all at the Chowk market.

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5. Chota Imambara

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5 km
from city center
5 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

The Chhota Imambara, or the Imambara of Hussainabad, is one of the most beautiful and attractive buildings in the old city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh in India. This imposing monument lies to the west of Bara Imambara and is a true sight to behold. The Chhota Imambara was initially a congregation hall for Shia Muslims that was built by Muhammad Ali Shah, who was the third Nawab of Awadh, in the year 1838. The Imambara was to serve as his own mausoleum as well as that of his mother, who is buried beside him in this prestigious monument. The Imambara is beautifully adorned with decorations and chandeliers at the time of special festivals, especially Muharram. In fact, this 19th-century building is also referred to as the 'Palace of Lights' by European visitors and writers because of the profuse decorations of the monument at specific events.

6. Rumi Darwaza

Must visit 3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
6 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

The Rumi Darwaza was built in 1784-86 and is a 60 feet high entrance, with no visible supporting fittings. It is also known as the Turkish Gate and displays Awadhi architectural style.

7. Constantia (La Martiniere School)

Must visit 3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

One of the historical landmarks of Lucknow with its English past, the La Martinere School started in 1845. It houses the tomb of French Major-General Claude Martin as he resided there.

8. Dr. Ambedkar Park

3.2 /5

6 km
from city center
8 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

The Ambedkar Memorial Park was constructed by the Mayawati Government in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The park was built to commemorate the people who dedicated their life to equality and human justice like Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, Kanshi Ram and others. With a budget of a whopping seven billion rupees, the park is one of the loveliest things to see in Lucknow.

9. Dilkusha Kothi

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
9 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

A hunting lodge converted into a summer palace for the royals, Dilkusha Kothi was built in 1800 by Major Gore in Baroque style. It faced major impact during the first war of independence and hence lies in a less than perfect state with just a few towers and walls standing.

10. Farangi Mahal

3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
10 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Once belonging to a French businessman Neal, Firangi Mahal was transferred to the government treasury under the royal decree, which was then developed into an Islamic school by Aurangzeb's consultant and his brother.

11. British Residency

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
11 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

The British Residency of Lucknow served as a refuge for several Britishers during the uprising on 1857. The fort is now in ruins and a cemetery nearby contains the graves of the hundreds of Britishers who died during the siege. The ruins are now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.

12. Janeshwar Mishra Park

5 km
from city center
12 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Janeshwar Mishra Park is a newly constructed park, located in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The park is dedicated to a local namesake politician and is believed to be the 10th largest park in Asia. The park has a lush green atmosphere with a variety of plants and birds flocking the gardens. It comes under the green belt of Lucknow and is counted as a mini-forest.

13. Husainabad Clock Tower

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
13 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Standing tall adjacent to the Rumi Darwaza, the Husainabad Clock Tower was built in 1881 and since has been the tallest clock tower in India. It is 67 meters high, displaying Victorian-Gothic brilliance with a 14 feet long pendulum and a dial in the shape of a 12 petalled flower.

14. Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden

1 km
from city center
14 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Initially known as Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens, Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan or Lucknow Zoological Garden is a massive zoological park situated in Hazratganj, Lucknow. The area has light marked trails to offers small treks. The place is a hotspot for nature photography and zoology students apart from regular tourists and local visitors.

15. Chandrika Devi Temple

6 km
from city center
15 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Chandrika Devi Temple is situated in Aashiyana Lucknow and is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Chandi - the combined form of Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati. The shrine also has a pond in the premises where a statue of Lord Shiva is installed. The temple is thronged by a large number of pilgrims everyday; hence the best time to visit is during early morning.

16. Aminabad

2 km
from city center
16 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Aminabad is one of the most vibrant and popular markets of Lucknow. It has a wide variety of products ranging from trinkets to apparels to jewellery, cosmetics, footwear and the like. Besides, it has umpteen eateries and food stalls serving sumptuous food and sweetmeats. The market also encourages huge bargaining activities.

17. Fun Republic Mall

3 km
from city center
17 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Located at Gomti Nagar in Lucknow, Fun Republic Mall is one of the most popular and one of the largest malls in the city. Replete with a plethora of fun activities, game zone, food stalls, eateries, apparels-garments-cosmetic stores and several big brand outlets, the mall also has a massive parking and other facilities.

18. Mankameshwar Mandir

3 km
from city center
18 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Mankameshwar Mandir is situated on the banks of river Yamuna at Saraswati Ghat in Lucknow. The mandir is a revered Hindu temple enshrined by Lord Shiva. The temple was the first to have a woman priest. Mondays are considered the most auspicious; hence the busiest days of the week in the temple.

19. Ramakrishna Math

3 km
from city center
19 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Ramakrishna Math is a monastic organization established in Nirala Nagar, Lucknow. The institute is only for men turned monks with the mission of "For one's own salvation, and for the welfare of the world". The organisation also houses a shrine adjacent to it and has idols of Ramakrishna, Mother Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.

20. Shah Najaf Imambara

1 km
from city center
20 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Shah Najaf Imambara is a Muslim monument centrally located in Lucknow city at Rana Pratap Road. The dome shaped monument houses the graves of Nawab Ghazi - ud - din Haider and his wives. The mausoleum also boasts of splendid architecture and is front facing a beautiful garden with vibrant blooming flowers.

21. Gautam Buddha Park

4 km
from city center
21 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Located in Hasanganj in Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Park is situated next to Hathi Park and is a hot favourite among kids and adults alike. The park is replete with swings and slides based in lusk green lawns with blooming flowers. Besides, it facilitates paddle boating at a nominal price which is highly popular among the visitors. The park also has electric rides.

22. Jama Masjid

7 km
from city center
22 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Located in Tehseenganj, Hussainabad in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh, Jama Masjid is a Muslim mosque built by King Mohammad Ali Shah Bahadur. Constructed on an elevated square platform, the mosque was built to outpass the grand Jama Masjid in Delhi. It boasts of a fancy decor with a lime plaster, adorned with stucco motifs and has high arched ceilings and sturdy pillars.

23. Marine Drive, Lucknow

2 km
from city center
23 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Marine Drive is named after the famous Marine Drive in Mumbai. It is a picturesque strip of road adjacent to the River Gomti in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The spot is popular among the young crowd as a hangout place. Apart from that, people use it for jogging, cycling and similar activities. The path is sprinkled with benches to sit and relax.

24. Begum Hazrat Mahal Park

2 km
from city center
24 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Located in Qaiserbagh in Lucknow, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park is a popular amusement park. Replete with swings for kids, the park is also used for early morning and evening jogs, elderly laughing clubs, yoga practises and the like. Besides, people visit here for day picnics or to relax and rejuvenate amidst natural surroundings.

25. Moti Mahal, Lucknow

0 km
from city center
25 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Moti Mahal, popularly known as the Pearl Palace is a historic monument built by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan. Situated on the banks of River Gomti, the palace was used by the royal family to watch animal combats on the other side of the river. Besides, it was also used for bird-watching. The palace is built next to Mubarak Manzil and Shah Manzil.

26. Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Park

3 km
from city center
26 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Spread over an area of 76 acres, Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Park is a popular park in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow dedicated to the socialist Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya. The park is divided into four courtyards and simultaneously have four different entrances. Besides, it has vibrant lawns sprinkled with seasonal flowers and shrubbery. It is also used for jogging and morning yoga classes.

27. Chattar Manzil

2 km
from city center
27 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Chattar Manzil or popularly known as Umbrella Palace was built by Nawab Ghazi Uddin Haider and was later on used by the ruler of Awadh and his wives. The building is a glowing example of Indo-European-Nawabi architecture and is situated on the banks of river Gomti. The building has large underground rooms and a huge chattri adorning its dome.

28. Anandi Water Park

14 km
from city center
28 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Located on the outskirts of Lucknow on the Faizabad Road, Anandi Water Park is one of the largest waterparks in northern area replete with splash pads, water swings, and other swimming and bathing recreation activities. Besides decent well-maintained washing and changing rooms, it has an amusement park for kids, a food zone and play area.

29. 1857 Memorial Museum Residency

3 km
from city center
29 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Located in Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, 1857 Memorial Museum Residency is dedicated to the First War of Independence of 1857. The museum contains the relics and antiques of the same period and displays a visual presentation of the war. Besides, it has umpteen photographs, maps, manuscripts and paintings depicting the struggle.

30. Picture Gallery

5 km
from city center
30 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Located near Chhota Imambara and Hussainabad Clock Tower, Hussainabad Picture Gallery is a popular tourist attraction of Lucknow. The gallery houses life size portraits of regional rulers. It is built in the •Bardariê style with twelve doorways and was used as a summer house in olden days. It houses a mosque and pong and has •Mina Bazaarê in the front.

31. Bithoor

72 km
from city center
31 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Bithoor is a quaint little town nestled away in the Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, acclaimed for being an important hub of pilgrimage for Hindus. Along with its religious significance, Bithoor also has a good share of historical places of interest. Bithoor is immersed in local legends, religious myths, primeval artifacts and ancient ruins. The town was said to be the residence of Lav and Kush, prominent figures in the Hindu mythology of Ramayana.

32. Shaheed Smarak

3 km
from city center
32 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Shaheed Smarak or Martyrsê Memorial is a white marbled pillar like structure standing amidst lush green lawns at Mukarimnagar, Qaiserbagh in Lucknow. The monument is dedicated to the martyrs who lost their lives in the freedom struggle for the country.

33. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

39 km
from city center
33 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, also known as Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh is a popular tourist hotspot. Located in Unnao the bird sanctuary is engulfed by dense forests and is home to over 250 species of aviary creatures, which include domestic Indian birds as well as the birds that migrate to the sanctuary in the winter months.

34. Hathi Park

405 km
from city center
34 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Hathi Park is one of the most visited and popular parks in Lucknow. The park has several swings and slides for kids and recreational elephant structures which can be climbed. The park facilitates other games and activities for children as well. Besides, it has food stalls to satisfy your hunger pangs.

35. Safed Baradari

2 km
from city center
35 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Built by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, Safed Baradari is a white marbled palace originally constructed as the Nawab's "Palace of Mourning". The building was initially called Qasr-ul-Aza and was later used by the British to hold court for petition.

36. Shahi Baoli

4 km
from city center
36 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Built in the Indo-Islamic architectural designs, Shahi Baoli was built by the Mughals as the water reservoir. The baoli has five storeys and served cold water to the people in the ancient times. Currently, it is only used as a tourist spot.

37. Maqbara of Saadat Ali Khan

2 km
from city center
37 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Built by Nawab Ghazi-ud-Din Haider, Maqbara of Saadat Ali Khan is famous for its brilliant architecture. The mausoleum is constructed in the Indo- Islamic architecture style with a massive dome adorned by an inverted guldasta.

38. Kaiserbagh Palace

1 km
from city center
38 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Constructed between 1848-1850, under the rule of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, Kaiserbagh Palace is one of the most popular monuments and exotic masterpieces of Mughal architecture.

39. Sikandar Bagh

1 km
from city center
39 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Nawab Saadat Ali Khan got the Sikandar Bagh built in the 1800 AD. The bagh is known to be the last Mughal garden in India. The park also acted as an venue in the 1857 Battle of Independence.

40. Dream World Amusement Park

7 km
from city center
40 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Dream World Water Amusement Park is a one stop destination for a day full of fun, thrill and enjoyment. Boasting of umpteen rides and activities and fun games, the park is a hot pick and top favourite of the teenagers and the adults alike.

41. Disney Water Wonder Park

41 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Situated on the Kanpur-Lucknow Road, Disney Water Wonder Park is a water cum amusement park. Spread over 20 acres of land, the property is solely dedicated to fun, food and adventure. Offering myriad entertainment and recreational activities, it is one of the most loved parks in the city.

42. Amrapali Water Park

21 km
from city center
42 out of 48
places to visit in Lucknow

Amrapali Water Park is a top pick for an adventure day outing for families and friends. The park boasts of the highest number of rides in the region. Besides the swimming pools, the property also has cottages to relax, eateries, play area for kids, fun games and activities. All in all, it is a complete package to make your day super memorable.

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