Visit Lucknow - Best of Lucknow

Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh and the magnificent and poignant city of Nawabs. The city which believes in tehzeeb- as in politeness and adab- as in grace. The place is a treat for history buffs and anyone who would like to indulge in the old world charm without the din of the present day tourism. The whole city is replete with parks, gardens and Mughal architecture ranging back to the British era. It is a small humble city which has a plethora of goodies to offer in terms of its richness in food and culture.

The city is known to be that of Nawabs, who were great patrons of culinary and other arts, including dance and music. They were known to be grand and sophisticated people, who’d revel in good food, music and dance forms, patronize and encourage it. They built monuments and mausoleums, with vivid handcraft and architectural patterns, that are a sight to behold till date.

Situated at the banks of river Gomti, it is a peaceful city, which shows contrasting colors in the modernity of its posh areas and the mysterious old world charm of its ancient areas. It is renowned in the world for the lavish and exquisite variety of food that it serves, right from the main course to desserts. It is a must visit for anyone who is interested in exploring the old world and knowing more about its intricacies.

Lucknow Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Lucknow tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC+05:30
  • Currency: Rupees
  • Electricity and Internet: The electricity output is 220-240 Volts AC. 2G and 3G Wi-Fi services are available in most hotels. There’s availability of 3G broadband services on mobile phones.
  • Languages: Hindi, Urdu, Awadhi

Security:

  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 101
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Emergency Disaster Management: 108

Tipping: It is not expected of people to tip, but it is no doubt appreciated.

Customs:

  • Joining hands to a “Namaste” is a common form of greeting people.
  • Remove your shoes before entering a temple or any other religious place and wash your hands before entering the premises.
  • Lucknow is known for its mannerisms and politeness. Tourists must adhere to it.

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Facts and Stats for Lucknow*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lucknow

    Know the pollution level of Lucknow before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 77.68 (High)
    • Water Pollution 71.88 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.79 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.43 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 53 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 73.44 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 67.16 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 48.44 (Moderate)
  • Lucknow: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lucknow for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lucknow.

    • Burglary and Theft 42 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.74 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 72.12 (High)
    • Car Stealing 39 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.27 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.04 (High)
  • Living in Lucknow - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Lucknow is 122 (High)

    • Safety Index 52.63 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.46 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 80.68 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 22.35 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.04 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.88 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 72.87 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lucknow

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lucknow

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.25 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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