Lucknow Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Lucknow

  • Save 4% Private City Tour Full Day  in Lucknow
    Private City Tour Full Day in LucknowNew on TripHobo1 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, extends along the banks of the River Gomti. The creator of Lucknow as it is today was ...

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  • Save 4% 7-Hour Small Group Lucknow Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pickup
    7-Hour Small Group Lucknow Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pickup2 Reviews

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    Lucknow is a city of many splendors, that promises a rich dose of history, culture and cuisine. On this 7-hour small group to...

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  • Save 5% Half-day Private City Tour in Lucknow
    Half-day Private City Tour in LucknowNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and also a center for Urdu poetry and courtly diction. This half-day private tour wil...

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  • Lucknow Culinary Walk with Food Tastings
    Lucknow Culinary Walk with Food Tastings1 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    This guided food tour allows you to hop in and out of traditional roadside eateries giving you an opportunity to try a variet...

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

    • Air Pollution 78.39 (High)
    • Water Pollution 71.57 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 67.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 68.06 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Lucknow for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lucknow.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 49 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.15 (High)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.12 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.44 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.04 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.54 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Lucknow is 119.44 (High)

    • Safety Index 53.38 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.46 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 81.65 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 23.75 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.08 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.17 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 68.21 (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.

  • 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 2.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 43.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 29.63 USD

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