Lucknow as the capital city of Uttar Pradesh is one of the major cities in India. You will find here lots of things rolled into one with a unique history, culture, and foods. This city is also called the ‘City of Nawabs’ that holds old British and Mughal stylish buildings. And, a variety of fun-filled amusement parks, museums, gardens, temples, street markets, and street foods will make your trip mesmerizing. For a family or group tour, this Nawabi city has many gorgeous top places to visit in Lucknow that make you most joyous.
Top Places to Visit in Lucknow
With historical, religious, and cultural beauty, you will find here the top & favorite places to see in Uttar Pradesh. Taxi service in Lucknow is the best mode of transportation for touring the city. Let’s read about some of the best places below.
1- Bara Imambara- A Historical Place in Lucknow
In the top historical places in Lucknow, Bara Imambara will get the first position. This historical spot gets you back to 1784 and its credit goes to Asaf-Ud- The Nawab of Awadh. The building also has another name- Bhul Bhulaiya. It has Shahi Baoli (a step-well with running water), Labyrinth (called Bhulbhulaiya), Asfi Mosque, and a variety of other attractions. Bara Imambara has a large ground in front of it and the central hall has its own beauty.
From Lucknow railway station, it has a distance of 3 km that will take approximately 15-20 minutes. And from Lucknow airport, it is about 13 km and will take 45 minutes to arrive here. You can visit here from sunrise to sunshine with an entry fee of ₹ 25 for Indians and ₹ 500 for foreign visitors.
2- Chota Imambara Lucknow
This historical building was built by Muhammad Ali Shah in 1838 who was the third Nawab of Awadh. The other name of this Imambara is Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak. It was built as a congregation hall for Shia community devotees and situated near Bara Imambara. After some time, this place served as the mausoleum for Nawab of Awadh and his mother.
To ornamentation of the structure of its interior, the chandelier & crystal lamps were imported from Belgium. And because of the gorgeous lamp ornament, it has gotten another name ‘the Palace of Lights’.
Timing: 06:00 am – 05:00 pm
Entry Fee: ₹ 25 (Indian Tourists); ₹ 300 (foreigners)
3- Ambedkar Park – A Beauty of Architecture
In Gomti Nagar, Ambedkar Park is a public & memorial park that has an approximately 107-acre area. This park honors Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Kanshi Ram, Jyotirao Phule, and many other social reformers. The red sandstone brought from Rajasthan increase its beauty and Ambedkar Park Lucknow has a large field along with various architectures that win the heart of visitors.
The major parts of this park are Ambedkar Stupa, Pratibimb Sthal (it has statues of 62 elephants), Gallery, and Museum. From the airport of Lucknow, the total distance is approx 17 km that takes about 45 minutes. From Railway Station Lucknow, it will take 7 km for 20-25 minutes.
Timing= 11:00am – 9:00 pm
Entry Fee= ₹ 15 per person
4- Lucknow Zoo – Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden
Lucknow Zoo is also known as Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden and is one of the best places to visit in Lucknow. If you are making mind to a nature tour in Lucknow, this zoo may be the best of your top options. This natural zoo is established in 1921 and it is spread over 71-acres of land. There are 440 mammals, 340 birds species, and a variety of other things to see in this zoo. Along with all that you can enjoy boating, train rides, and many other activities.
To visit here book a taxi service in Lucknow that will take to visit an approx distance of 16 km and 40 minutes.
Entry fee= ₹ 60 (Adults), ₹ 30 (children)
Timing= 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday and Public Holidays Closing)
5- Rumi Darwaza
If you are thinking to see the Awadhi Architecture, the Rumi Darwaza may be the witness. Rumi Darwaza is a gateway between Bara Imambara and Chota Imambara. This 60-feet tall architecture was built in 1784 and credit again goes to Awadh Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula. Its fame is so popular that you can generally find it in the logo of Lucknow. Also, it is popular as ‘Turkish Gate’ because its model matches the Sublime Porte in Istanbul.
6- Husainabad Clock Tower
When looking for the best places to visit in Lucknow, Husainabad Clock Tower is now so far away from Rumi Darwaza. It is another heritage monument in Lucknow that holds the most visitors in the city. Its model is based on the Big Ben Clock Tower of London and was built in 1881 with 221-feet in height. Husainabad Clock Tower has its design like a flower that has 12 petals. The Pendulum of the tower is 14-feet long and is also popular as the tallest tower in India.
This tower is just a few steps away from Rumi Darwaza and has the timing of open is 24×7. And also it has no entry fee.
Gomti Riverfront Park
7- Indira Gandhi Planetarium
If traveling with your kids, Indira Gandhi Planetarium may be one of your best options for places to visit in Lucknow. If you want to give your children a science enthusiast, this Taramandal Mandal should be the best choice. The design of this planetarium looks like a planet Saturn and makes a glorious view. This design makes it different from other planetariums in the country. Indira Gandhi Planetarium has a high-tech projection system that reveals the wonders of the universe.
For visiting Indira Gandhi Planetarium, you can hire a cab service in Lucknow from Lucknow airport. It will take a distance of 15 km and takes about 40 minutes to arrive here. Also, if you are coming by railway, you can book a cab from Lucknow railway station that will take approximately 20 minutes for 6 km of distance.
Timing= 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday Closed)
Entry Fee= ₹ 25 per person
Bharat Taxi for traveling in Lucknow
They are the leading taxi service provider in Lucknow. Cabs are available in all ranges possible. Customers can choose from a variety of taxis such as mini, sedan, and SUV. Book cab depending on group size and comfort with Bharat Taxi. Tempo travelers are also available for large group travel. Bharat taxi accepts booking on call and via the website. Booking can be done on short notice and without any hassle.
Customer care executives will guide you with all the details at the time of booking. Customers can also take advice and clarification on their trip[ plan if required. Term and conditions of the booking are cleared so that there is no last-minute hassle. There is no hidden charge, so the customer needs to pay as per the confirmation provided. The cab is provided with an experienced driver who can guide customers when needed. All our drivers are vaccinated and cabs are sanitized on daily basis given covid-19 concerns. Expect a comfortable ride if you have booked with Bharat taxi. At last while payment, there are multiple payment modes you can choose from. Customers can pay in cash or can pay online, both of them are accepted. Contact details are provided below. Call us and plan your next trip with us.
Address: Vidhan Sabha Marg, Apex Chamber, Hazratganj Basment Floor, Below State Bank, Of India, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001