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Lucknow, situated amidst the Indus-Gangetic Plain is the capital city of the Indian State called Utter Pradesh. Decked with the old colonial structure, Lucknow is the largest city in Uttar Pradesh. This city of Northern India along with Agra and Varanasi forms the famous Uttar Pradesh Heritage arc. The distance between Lucknow to Agra and Lucknow to Varanasi is 339km and 319km respectively. This multicultural city boasts with two magnificent mausoleums and is renowned throughout the country for its mouth watering food. Being overlooked by most of the traveler Lucknow has many places to visit which are ideal for honeymooning couple. Lucknow is a regal city which has wooed the mind of travelers with its Nawabi style.
British Residency also known as The Residency and Residency Complex is a group of ancient buildings in Lucknow. The British Residency of Lucknow is located in the southern part of the Gomti River. Completed in 1800AD under the commandment of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan, the British Residency has a Muslim Shrine and ‘high end’ buildings for the higher British officials. The prime attraction of The Residency of Lucknow was and still is the Bailey Guard Gate. During the national freedom movement, British Residency was severely damaged by the freedom fighter due to which today visitors was can only see the remains of the majestic building. At present time the ruins of British Residency holds the gruesome memories of the war which took place in 1857.
British Residency Timings: 10:00am-5:00pm
Entry Fee of British Residency for:-
Indian: Rs 5
Foreign Nationals: Rs 100
Janeshwar Mishra Park, inaugurated in 5Th of August 2014 is an urban park of Lucknow. Claimed to be the Asia’s biggest park, Janeshwar Mishra Park is located in the Gomti Nagar. The distance between the main town of Lucknow and Gomti Nagar is 10km. In Janeshwar Mishra Park, visitors can find two artificial lakes located amidst the park to attract migratory birds. Visitors can avail boating facility in this artificial lake. Janeshwar Mishra Park is also the venue of the biggest Mango festival in Lucknow. Decked with fancy lights, fountains and green lawn, Janeshwar Mishra Park of Lucknow has become a popular tourist destination of Lucknow.
Janeshwar Mishra Park Timings: 5am to 9am, 4pm to 8:30p (Monday to Friday)
5am to 9pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Ambedkar Memorial Park is a public park and memorial in Lucknow. Also known as Ambedkar Park and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal, Ambedkar Memorial Park is located in the posh locality of Gomti Nagar in Lucknow. The war memorial of Ambedkar Park is entirely made out of red sandstone which was brought from Rajasthan. In the heart of Memorial Park is the Ambedkar Stupa which depicts the biography of Ambedkar in the form of skillfully carved statues. Many scenes of Bollywood movies where shot in Ambedkar Memorial Park. The 62 well carved elephants and 18ft bronze statue of Dr B.R. Ambedkar is are few of the star attraction of the memorial park.
Ambedkar Memorial Park Timings: 9am to 7pm
Entry fee of Ambedkar Memorial Park: - Rs 20
Ganga Aquarium of Lucknow is located in the connected road between Kanpur Road and Rae Bareli road. Ganga Aquarium houses more than 100 species of sea creature brought from different continent like Africa, Asia and North and South America. In Ganga Aquarium of Lucknow visitors can see exotic fishes like Fire mouth, Ghostfish, Malayan Angel, goldfish and deadly piranhas. The 42 glass cases of this aquarium preserve the rare aquatic species along with educating the visitors about their natural habitat.
Ganga Aquarium Timings:
10.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m (April to October) &
10.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. (November to March).
The Ganga Aquarium remains close on Mondays.
Entry fee of Ganga Aquarium: Rs 20 for Adults (Rs 10 for children below 12yrs)
Rs 50 for still camera
Lucknow Zoological Garden, formerly known as Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens is a popular tourist destination of Lucknow. Lucknow Zoo is located in the heart of this regal city. It was founded in 1921 to commemorate the visit of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales to Lucknow. Categorized under large zoo by the Central Zoo Authority of India, Lucknow Zoo has more than 100 species of animals. Apart from observing endangered animals like Royal Bengal of Tiger, Grey Wolves and White Tiger in their semi natural habitat, the Lucknow Zoo also feature two toy trains and the state museum. One of the trains of this zoological park is a vintage locomotive of British Era which was shifted from Maharajganj. The state museum in Lucknow Zoo is known for housing antique paintings, natural history & anthropological specimens, coins, textiles and decorative arts. The main attractions of the State Museum of Lucknow are the 1000BC old Egyptian Mummy and wooden sarcophagus. Lucknow Zoo is versatile which has shows the different the beauty of different eras while preserving the rare endangered species.
Lucknow Zoo Timings: 8:30am to 5:30pm (February to April)
8:00am to 6:00 pm (May to July)
8:30am to 5:30pm (August to October)
8:30amt to 5:00pm (November to January)
Close on Mondays.
Entry fee of Lucknow Zoo: Rs 60 (for visitors above 12yrs extra Rs 50 for video camera)
Rs 30 (for visitors below 12yrs extra Rs 50 for video camera)
No entry free for children below 5yrs.
Bara Imambara, built in 1784 by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, is an imambara complex in Lucknow. Bara Imambara of Lucknow is one of the grandest monuments of Lucknow. It is also known as Asif Imambara of Lucknow. Within the complex of Bara Imambara visitors can find a mosque called Asif Mosque, a bhul-bhulaiya (laybyrinth) and a steep well with running water. There is also a blocked tunnel in Bara Imambara which is said to be connected with Allahabad. Many tourists went missing while exploring the tunnel hence authorities blocked the entrance of this tunnel. The inner walls of Bara Imambara are adorned with intricate designs which have captivated the mind of many travelers. Visitors and devotees from far and travel towards Lucknow to visit this grandiose complex.
Bara Imambara Timings: 6am to 5pm (Closed on Monday)
Entry fee of Bara Imambara for:-
Indian: Rs 25
Foreign Nationals: Rs 300
Chota Imambara also known as Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak is a grandiose congregation hall and mausoleum of Lucknow. It was built in 1838 under the commandment of 3rd Nawab of Awadh, Muhammad Ali Shah. Chota Imambara of Lucknow serves as a mausoleum for four graves, of the son, daughter and son-in-law of the King Mohammed Ali Shah and one of a lady. The exterior of Chota Imambara is beautifully carved with the words of Quran. The interior of Chota Imambara is a beautiful as outside. Visitors can see the large green and white bordered hall of Azakhana of Chota Imambara which is richly decorated with chandeliers and a good number of crystal glass lamp-stands. The intricate design and idyllic ambiance of Chota Imambara has captivated the minds of travelers and devotees traveling to Lucknow.
Chota Imambara Timings:
6:00am to 5:00pm
Entry fee of Chota Imambara for:-
Indian: Rs 25
Foreign Nationals: Rs 300
How to Reach Lucknow: Visitors can directly catch a train from Delhi towards Lucknow or board a bus. The distance between Lucknow to Delhi is 555km.
Best time to visit Ladakh: Due to hot arid weather the best time to visit Lucknow is during winter season from November to March, when the weather of Lucknow is soothing and sunny.