Places To Visit In Lucknow

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1. Bara Imambara

Must visit 4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 47
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. Chota Imambara

Must visit 4.2 /5 View 30+ photos

5 km
from city center
2 out of 47
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. 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 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.

3. British Residency

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
3 out of 47
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.

4. Rumi Darwaza

3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
4 out of 47
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.

5. Hazratganj Market

Must visit 3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
5 out of 47
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.

6. Lucknow Zoo

4.2 /5 View 5+ photos

1 km
from city center
6 out of 47
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.

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7. Ambedkar Memorial Park

3.2 /5

6 km
from city center
7 out of 47
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.

8. Lucknow Chowk

3.5 /5

5 km
from city center
8 out of 47
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.

9. Constantia (La Martiniere School)

3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 47
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.

10. Aminabad

2 km
from city center
10 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

One of the most bustling and oldest shopping hubs of Lucknow, Aminabad is a famous market selling a wide range of products from clothes and jewellery to cosmetics, footwear and even books.

11. Marine Drive Lucknow

2 km
from city center
11 out of 47
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.

12. Moti Mahal Palace Lucknow

0 km
from city center
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places to visit in Lucknow

Built by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, the Moti Mahal is popularly known as the Pearl Palace. This historical monument located on the banks of river Gomti is constructed next to Mubarak Manzil and Shah Manzil. A former residence of the Nawabs of Lucknow during the time, Moti Mahal was initially a part of the Qaisar Bagh complex.

13. Dilkusha Kothi

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
13 out of 47
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.

14. Firangi Mahal

3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
14 out of 47
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.

15. Janeshwar Mishra Park

5 km
from city center
15 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Janeshwar Mishra Park is a newly constructed park, located in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. Dedicated to the demised Samajwadi Party politician, Janeshwar Mishra, the park was opened to the public in 2014.

16. Husainabad Clock Tower

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
16 out of 47
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.

17. Chandrika Devi Temple

6 km
from city center
17 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Situated in Aashiyana, the Chandrika Devi Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Chandi. Adorning three heads, Chandrika Devi is a said to be a combined manifestation of Goddesses Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati.

18. Fun Republic Mall

3 km
from city center
18 out of 47
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. Launched in 2007 by the Zee Group, the mall is replete with a plethora of big brands outlets, food stalls, grocery shops, apparels & cosmetic stores.

19. Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow

19 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Situated at the Surajkund Park neighbourhood of Lucknow, on the banks of the River Gomti, Indira Gandhi Planetarium is also popularly known as Taramandal Show. The highlights are the science and astronomy shows, 3D models and exhibitions.

20. Mankameshwar Mandir Lucknow

3 km
from city center
20 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

The Mankameshwar Mandir is situated on the banks of river Yamuna at Saraswati Ghat in Lucknow. A revered Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is the first to have had a woman priest.

21. Ramakrishna Math Lucknow

3 km
from city center
21 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

A monastery and shrine established in Nirala Nagar, the Ramakrishna Math is an all-monk institution dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna . With the motto of "For one's own salvation, and for the welfare of the world", this building has a shrine adjacent to the institute.

22. Shah Najaf Imambara

1 km
from city center
22 out of 47
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 three wives.

23. Dewa Sharif

31 km
from city center
23 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Situated in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, 25 kms away from Lucknow, Dewa or Dewa Sharif is a small town which is renowned world wide for the shrine of Haji Waris Ali Shah. Considered to be a prominent site of Muslim heritage, the shrine also has a mosque and a khankah within the premises, and is regularly visited by pilgrims.

24. Gautam Buddha Park Lucknow

4 km
from city center
24 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Located in Hasanganj in Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Park is situated next to Hathi Park. Set up in 1980, this hot favourite among kids and adults, is replete with swings and slides based in lusk green lawns with blooming flowers.

25. Jama Masjid Lucknow

7 km
from city center
25 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Located in Tehseenganj, Jama Masjid is an Islamic place of worship built by King Mohammad Ali Shah Bahadur. Constructed in 1423, this ancient mosque hosted on an elevated square platform was built to outpass the grand Jama Masjid in Delhi.

26. Begum Hazrat Mahal Park

2 km
from city center
26 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Located in Qaiserbagh in Lucknow, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park is a popular park. Hosting swings and a play area for kids, this crowd-favourite picnic spot is also a great place for walks, jobs, elderly laughing clubs, yoga and meditation.

27. Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Park

3 km
from city center
27 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Spread across 76 acres, the Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Park is a popular park in Gomti Nagar. Dedicated to the socialist Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya, the park sites four divisions of courtyards and separate entrances.

28. Chattar Manzil

2 km
from city center
28 out of 47
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. Located on the banks of the river Gomti, the building is a glowing example of Nawabi and European architecture.

29. Anandi Water Park

14 km
from city center
29 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Located on the outskirts of Lucknow along the Faizabad Road, Anandi Water Park is one of the largest waterparks in the northern area. The park hosts an array of splash pads, water swings, and other swimming activities.

30. 1857 Memorial Museum Residency

3 km
from city center
30 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Located in Qaiserbagh, the 1857 Memorial Museum Residency is a dedicated piece to the First War of Independence of 1857. Containing relics and antiques of the time, the museum also has visual displays of the war.

31. Hussainabad Picture Gallery

5 km
from city center
31 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Located close to Chhota Imambara and the Hussainabad Clock Tower, Hussainabad Picture Gallery is a popular tourist attraction in Lucknow.

32. Bithoor

72 km
from city center
32 out of 47
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.

33. Shaheed Smarak Lucknow

3 km
from city center
33 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Shaheed Smarak or Martyrs' Memorial is a white marbled pillar-like structure standing amidst lush green lawns at Mukarimnagar, Qaiserbagh in Lucknow.

34. Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary

39 km
from city center
34 out of 47
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.

35. Hathi Park

405 km
from city center
35 out of 47
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.

36. Safed Baradari

2 km
from city center
36 out of 47
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". Located at Maharaja Mahamudabad of Qaiser Bagh, the Safed Baradari houses marble statues of the Anjuman founders Maharajas Man Singh and Balrampur's Digvijay Singh. Initially called Qasr-ul-Aza, this structure further came to be used as a British petitionary court.

37. Shahi Baoli

4 km
from city center
37 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

An intricate merge of Indian and Islamic architectural styles, the Shahi Baoli was formerly built as a reservoir for the society of the time. It was constructed between 1784 and 1795 by Nawab Asif-Ud-Din Daula and Kifayat-Ullah, one of the excellent architects of the time.

38. Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan

2 km
from city center
38 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Located in Qaiser Bagh, the Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan is a combined mausoleum of both Saadat Ali Khan and his wife Khursheed Zadi. Constructed by their son, this is a tomb adorning the typical amalgam of Indian and Islamic architectural styles.

39. Kaiserbagh Palace

1 km
from city center
39 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Constructed between 1848-1850, under the rule of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, Kaiserbagh Palace is one of the most famous monuments and exotic masterpieces of Mughal architecture. It is located from the eastern end of the Chattar Manzil to the Tarawali Kothi.

40. Sikandar Bagh

1 km
from city center
40 out of 47
places to visit in Lucknow

Sikandar Bagh is an ancient styled posh mansion and a bracketing garden built in the 1800s. Located on Ashok Road, this greenery housed here is known to be the last Mughal garden in India.

41. Dream World Amusement Park

7 km
from city center
41 out of 47
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.

42. Disney Water Wonder Park

42 out of 47
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.

FAQs on Lucknow

What are the top restaurants in Lucknow?

The best places to eat in Lucknow are Mirage restaurant, Moti Mahal Restaurant, JJ Bakery, Royal Cafe, Oudhyana, Brindavan. You can see all the places to eat in Lucknow here

How can I commute within Lucknow?

Moving around in Lucknow is never a problem, local modes of transport are available round the clock, autos and taxis being the most insistent type. All modes are affordable and very convenient. Recently the government has flagged off the metro which is expected to make commuting faster and easier.

Buses
The local city uses run in plenty in Lucknow, on common routes. They are cheap, safe and reliable. Other than that, private buses run for tourists which have a set route for sightseeing and heritage visits.

Autorickshaws
Three wheelers are also available in the city. You can either travel through shared autos, also called “Tempos” or hire your personal one which is slightly smaller in size than a tempo and can accommodate 4 people at max. Popularly called as “Autos”, it is advisable to bargain before hiring one.

Taxis
Prepaid taxis can be hired from any place to any destination for easy commuting. Ola cabs are also available. Although slightly expensive, these are the most comfortable option to travel.

Metro
The metro changed the way people commute in Lucknow. Operational from 6 AM to 10 PM every day, the metro covers all the major parts of the city. It is a stress-free, easy commuting option and is also expected to reduce traffic jams on the roads.
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What are the top hotels in Lucknow?

There are 317 Hotels in Lucknow which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Lucknow are Manbodh niwas, Capital O 26694 Hotel Anubhav, OYO 27618 Arcadia Inn 2, Leoz Apartments, SPOT ON 63777 Saubhagya Marriage Hall, Backpackers Den. You can see all the hotels in Lucknow here

What are the top sightseeing places in Lucknow?

The top sightseeing places in Lucknow are Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, British Residency, Rumi Darwaza, Hazratganj Market, Lucknow Zoo.
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