Lucknow is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India and is considered to be one of the major cultural hubs of the country. Located on the banks of River Gomti, the city is affectionately known as the City of Nawabs, the Golden City of the East and The Constantinople of India. Today, the charming city boasts a unique culture, immaculate poetry, music, dance, literature, lush gardens, grand architecture, old markets and a mouth-watering cuisine that make Lucknow one of the top travel destinations in India and the world. One of the best ways to experience the warmth of the city is to indulge in some of the best Locknow tours, which include taking a tour of numerous places of interest like Bhool Bhulaiya, a large and impressive tomb complex built in 1783; Chhota Imambara, an imposing mausoleum built by the third Nawab of Avadh in 1837; Dilkusha ruins and the Husainabad Clock Tower.
The city is home to numerous outdoor green spaces, activities and attractions like the Botanical Gardens, The Zoo, Crocodile sanctuary and Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary. If you are a shopaholic, Lucknow is no less than a paradise. Lucknow is home to some of the most colourful, artistic and vibrant markets in the entire country that offer everything from leather goods, hand-embroidered clothes, fashion accessories, cheap jewellery, home furnishings, artefacts to organic honey, jams, preserves and herbs. Some of the best shopping districts in Lucknow include Aminabad Market, Hazratganj Market, Chowk and Nishatganj.
No tour to Lucknow is complete without getting a taste of its wonderful local cuisine. The famous kebabs, biriyani, dal gosth, salans and kulfi are nothing less than a gastronomic delight and tasting Lucknow’s local cuisine is a must. Visit Lucknow and relive the age old charm, glory and lifestyle of this historic city.