Lucknow at a Glance
Lucknow is the capital of the Uttar Pradesh state in India. It is widely considered the cultural heart of northern India for producing famous art and fine embroidery and for its celebration of music, cuisine and dance.
- Lucknow is the perfect choice for those seeking a buzzing north Indian city that demonstrates this country's flair for everything from food to music. Travellers of all ages can enjoy the architectural sights, bustling markets and great food that India has to offer .
- The magnificent 18th century tomb complex Bara Imambara and Bhool Bhulaiya are important cultural monuments and well worth a days sightseeing. A beautiful example of Mughal architecture, the complex includes an art gallery and the Husainabad clock tower.
- Lucknow has a wealth of cultural attractions of interest to visitors of all ages. These include the Kukrail Crocodile Sanctuary, beautiful botanical gardens, several water and amusement parks and a number of lively cinemas and theatres for the evenings.
Why a Holiday to Lucknow?
- Lucknow is home to plenty of markets offering handmade crafts and clothes, such as the traditional embroidered chikan dresses, as well as gifts and food. Head to Chowk market for some bargain hunting, or Sanatkada for traditional garments and furnishings. Our experts also recommend Goa for another great Indian destination in 2013.
- Holidays to Lucknow are the perfect chance to try some truly authentic Indian food. Favourite local dishes include kebabs and tikka, as well as Kashmiri tea and a variety of traditional local sweets. Be sure to sample the region’s tipple, lassi, a refreshing non-alcoholic yoghurt-based drink.