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Take A Tour Of The City Of Nawab By Visiting These Best Places In Lucknow

By Arushi Bhalla

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 15 min read

Lucknow-The city of Nawabs, you will come across a welcome board when you enter the city of Lucknow which says ‘Muskuraaiye Aap Lucknow Mein Hai’ and Lucknow absolutely stands true to this statement; from their mouth-watering Tunde kebabs to the gorgeous Ambedkar Park. This place gives you all the reasons to smile! Here is the list we have curated for the places to visit in Lucknow:

 

Chota Imambara

If you are the person who craves for soul-soothing architecture then Chota Imambara is the place to soothe the architect in you. The Chhota Imambara is one of the most attractive buildings in the city of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh in India. This is one of the many places to visit in Lucknow to witness the beauty of architecture. The Imambara is beautifully adorned with decorations and chandeliers at the time of special festivals, especially Muharram. Chota Imambara Complex consists of Chota Imambara, Tomb of Princess Zinat Algiya, Husainabad Mosque, Satkhanda (watchtower) and Naubat Khana (ceremonial gateway). For quite obvious reasons this is the famous tourist places in Lucknow.

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Timings: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Entry Fee:-

Indians: INR 25

Foreign Nationals: INR 300

 

 

 

Hazratganj

There are plenty of monuments in Lucknow and Hazratganj is one of the iconic historical monuments. Every woman is a fan of chikan work and Hazratganj is the hub of Chikan work and other handicrafts and handmade objects! The Dilkusha Kothi is the remains of an 18th-century English style house. It is also a readers paradise as every reader visiting or staying at Lucknow has to visit the Ram Advani Booksellers in Hazratganj as it is a famous literary landmark in Lucknow where you will find all kinds of books. This is not only one of the places to visit in Lucknow but also every shopper's hub! You do not want to go disappointed while visiting Hazratganj, so keep in mind that all days of the week except Sunday.

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Timing: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

 

 

Chowk

Chowk is the shopping hub of Lucknow! Chowk is one of the oldest markets in the state of Uttar Pradesh with around 5000 shops in it. The Chowk is not only the shopping hub but is also the historical heritage of Lucknow. This market is a center but it still retains a blend of Nawabi glamour which makes it one of the tourist places in Lucknow. The market is very famous for chikan clothes and ornaments. Apart from chikankari, it is also famous for the handicrafts items available in this market which makes it quite popular. So, head to this shop for the ultimate shopping experience! Do keep in mind that chowk is open on all days except Thursday. 

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Timings: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm 

 

Lucknow Zoological Garden

If you have gained all the historical knowledge by visiting the monuments of Lucknow and shopping at chowk then now head to the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, Lucknow which is also known as Lucknow Zoo was established in the year 1921 to commemorate the visit of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales to Lucknow. It has sheltered around 1000 animals of more than 100 species. The zoo also houses black bucks, swamp deer, barking deer, Asiatic elephants, giraffes, common otters, hill mynahs, giant squirrels, and others. Fauna inhabiting the zoo also includes great pied hornbills, golden pheasants, and silver pheasant. In the zoo, swamp deer, black bucks, hog deer and barking deer, white tigers, Indian wolves, and several pheasants breed successfully. This is one of the famous tourist places in Lucknow!

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Tickets: Starting from INR 30 to INR 100

Video camera charges: INR 50

Timing:

From February to April- 8.30 am to 5.30 pm

From May to July- 8.00 am to 6.00 pm

From August to October- 8.30 am to 5.30 pm

From November to January- 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

 

Tunday Kebab and Prakash Kulfi at Aminabad

How can you not have the oh-so-famous mouth-watering tunday kebab when in Lucknow?! Head to Aminabad for the heavenly tunday kebab and luscious Prakash Kulfi. Aminabd holds a reputation for being the oldest market in Lucknow, ever since the reign of Nawabs of Awadh. In terms of food, this is one of the most visited tourist places in lucknow. In Tunday Kebab, you can devour plates full of kebabs, mutton biryani and tandoori chicken and get yourself a frozen treat by savoring Kesari falooda kulfi. Treat yourself with utmost flavors with these delish dishes! 

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Visit the Ambedkar Park

The Ambedkar Memorial Park is a public park and memorial which is built across 107 acres in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The park was formally known as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal. The memorial was constructed and opened to the public in the year 2008. The memorial is the brainchild of Mayawati, this park is one of the main tourist places in Lucknow!

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Timings: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Entry fees: Rs. 10

 

Best Restaurants In Lucknow

Like a time capsule to your trip to the land of Nawabs, Falaknuma is one of those rooftop restaurants that needs no introduction and which will surely not leave you disappointed. You can enjoy live Gazal music along with their endless variety of dishes which makes for an affordable but no less interesting meal. Falaknuma is one of those restaurants that are not just serious about serving scrumptious food but also a high good time quotient and the comfort of impressing the tourists with their marvelous ambiance and decor. 

 

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You cannot escape a food coma after relis, hing the cuisines and dishes at The Urban Terrace-Best restaurant in Lucknow. This is gut-busting traditional Mughlai food pit where you can also enjoy amazing Italian and Continental delicacies at its finest- from Arabic Mezze Platter to Navratan Korma you'll be left with the only choice of drooling. So without further ado, those who are visiting Lucknow, do visit this rooftop restaurant for some breathtaking views and delightful food.

 

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Popular for its interiors, Club Momentz in Lucknow is one of the good places to eat. This restaurant is tucked away in one of the most popular places to visit in Lucknow, Gomti Nagar which is said to be the lane of paradise for all the food lovers. The serene atmosphere, coupled with cordial service, soulful live music, good food, and good booze, is just what is needed for an uplifting mood! 

 

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Big Daddy is one of those sure bets where you can feast on Continental & Chinese food to the captivating view, making the experience that is sure to make your stay at Lucknow memorable. Spend your buzzy and warm afternoons at this best restaurant in Lucknow with amazing food and tranquil ambiance that'll keep you hooked.  It is the aptest place to have a romantic candlelight dinner in Lucknow.

 

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If what you want out of your dining experience is good food and a view that will blow your mind, then welcome to L-14 at Renaissance Hotel. Being one of the best non-veg restaurants in Lucknow this place to sure to keep up your sleeve whether you go there for a dinner date, an evening with friends or with your family. Don't miss out on the white colour coordinated interiors as it is one of those best restaurants in Lucknow which will become your fail-safe spots in the city of Nawabs.

 

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Spica Caves, who are responsible for the savory dishes is one of the best restaurants in Lucknow. With its classic interiors which looks like that of real caves along with the meticulous detail that goes without saying that this restaurant has turned into one of the city’s most successful restaurants. Don't miss out on their Mushroom khaleji which will instantly transfer you to heaven.

 

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Luxurious interiors are thronged by a hospitable and courteous staff at this best restaurant in Lucknow that tends to the individual needs to each and every one of customers. The dining experience at Green Garden Cafe is breathtaking as the view with dishes no less than a piece of art that leads to a gourmet satisfaction unlike any other. Their phenomenal desserts are not to be missed!

 

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Best Street Food In Lucknow

hat’s why we prepared a curated list of the best street food in Lucknow for all the foodies. We are sure after reading this your craving will reach the peak.

 

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Lucknow treats breakfast as no less than a Nawabi treat and you are craving for a good breakfast in Lucknow, just head to Rati Lal’s for their drool-worthy Khasta Kachori. Not just the Kachori but chole is equally delicious and is perfect for the ones who love chillies. The chickpea subzi is no less than kachori and chole and for the ones who love chillies there is a red chilli aloo available as well.

 

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In this scorching heat, the prakash kulfi will feel like a cold breeze. Enjoy, the awesomeness of this cold dessert, laced with dry fruit and topped with just the right amount of Falooda. Lucknow's food will never disappoint those with a sweet tooth. One of the most famous dessert places of all time is Prakash Kulfi, who only serves one dish on his menu, which is Kulfi Falooda.

 

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How can you miss out A visit to Lucknow is incomplete without a visit to Sharma Ji's small eatery. The Bun-Makkhan at Sharma Ji's stall is to die for. You can also go for their stuffed samosas which goes perfectly with a hot cup of tea. The eatery is very popular among the locals for a quick breakfast. 

 

 

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This place serves amazing Indian assorted desserts. It also serves a dish which explains the most ironic oxymoron- ‘Veg Egg!’Yes and pay attention vegetarians, it is completely vegetarian- no egg involved. This is that unique dish that you will hardly come across anywhere.

 

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Love to eat at authentic dhabas? This is a tiny dhaba-like eatery located in the same lane as Tunday Kababi. As you enter the place, you will witness a group of cooks grilling kebabs over charcoal and making sheermal. You should definitely try their Nihari with Sheermal or kulcha and a plate of flavourful Pasanda Seekeh Kebabs which are their signature kebabs. These kebabs will melt in your mouth like candy floss. Raheem Hotel is truly one of the best places for kebabs in Lucknow.

 

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This place is the ultimate chat haven. Loyal customers swear by their dahi batashe and aloo tikki. For a city obsessed with meat, this place is a pleasant diversion. Their quick service is the reason why people keep coming.

 

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Like we said before, Lucknow is a paradise for those with a sweet tooth. Chhappan Bhog serves a wide range of attractively decorated sweets available in different shapes, flavours and prices. All their sweets are made with pure milk and milk products. They are well known in the city for their quality and taste.

 

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A hot cup of tea in breakfast can soothe the entire day! Head to Sharma ki chai to treat yourself with the best tea in Lucknow with Bun-Muska. The homemade white butter spread on the Bun with raisins will certainly get you drool to have another one. Add their delicious Samosa to make your breakfast a proper treat! This is considered to be one of the few best street food in Lucknow!

 

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Best Malls In Lucknow

 

1. Saharaganj Mall

Saharaganj Mall located in Hazratganj which one of the main market places in Lucknow is the first mall to be built in Lucknow. It is also considered as one of the most visited malls in Lucknow. You'll find brands like Guess, W, Pantaloons, Reebok & Lee Cooper to shop from. It's definitely every shopper's paradise being one of the best malls in Lucknow. Other than these popular brands, you'll also find PVR Cinemas and hypermarkets like Big Bazaar which is your one-stop shop for all your household needs. Being one of the major attraction for fun since 2005, have fun shopping while eating scrumptious food from the food court.best-malls-lucknow-saharaganj-mall_image

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Timings: 11:00 Am- 10:00 Pm

Address: Shahnajaf Rd, Prem Nagar, Hazratganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

 

2. Phoenix United Mall

The shopping destination of Lucknow is where the city meets to shop, eat and have a great time. Being one of the best malls in Lucknow it is an equally popular dining destination. It's multifarious dining options that have been delighting food connoisseurs for the last decade, offering tastes of India and beyond. We can't miss out on Phoenix United Mall when talking about the best shopping malls in Lucknow. This charming little town also has a number of domestic as well as international brands shops like Calvin Klein, Colorbar, Marks & Spencer and Indian Terrain to provide you with the solution of every shopping woes. best-malls-lucknow-phoenix-united-mall_image

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Timings: 11:00 Am- 10:00 Pm

Address:  Kanpur Road, Sector B, Bargawan, Alambagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

 

3. Fun Republic

Fun Republic Mall in Lucknow comprises inter alia of various areas for shopping, multiplex theatre complex, entertainment & games, food court, recreational area, multipurpose hall/ unit, offices, storage, parking, services, etc. A brand portfolio of Pantaloons, Pepe Jeans, Meena Bazaar and United Colors of Benetton makes the shopping experience insane. A restaurant portfolio of Café Coffee Day,  Baskin Robbins, Aura Lounge & Bar and much more makes the dining experience second to none. It's surely one of the best malls in Lucknow!best-malls-lucknow-fun-republic-mall

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Timings: 11:00 Am- 10:00 Pm

 

 

4. Riverside Mall

Riverside Mall is a comfortable, convenient and popular shopping mall offering shopping, entertainment and food. Riverside Mall is a favorite hangout for youngsters in the new neighborhood of Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. No shopper can leave without shopping at this one of these best shopping malls in Lucknow. We can also consider this one as the most popular mall of Lucknow too as it's equally spread out pretty large. You'll also find bars & dining options like Zero Degree, Royal Grill, Mainland China, and Molecule at this Mall to enjoy a delightful dining experience.best-malls-lucknow-riverside-mall_image

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Timings: 11:00 Am- 10:00 Pm

Address: Riverside Mall, Vipin Khand; Inox, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow 

 

5. East End Mall (Wave)

Popular known as Wave Mall, this mall has the usual features of the mall hosting local and international brands. There are branded stores at the mall like Westside, Peter England, Woodland, and Globus. The food court on the top floor is a great place to sit around and hang out with your friends. East End Mall has also accomplished in attracting a huge number of shoppers and foodies to this amazing shopping complex. Enjoy shopping in Lucknow at East End Mall, with the variety of brands housed here.best-malls-lucknow-east-end-mall_image

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Timings: 11:00 Am- 10:00 Pm

Address: TC 54 Vibhuti Khand Road, Gomti Nagar Rd, Vibhuti Khand, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

 


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FAQs

Q: Which is the best vegetarian restaurant in Lucknow?

A: Cassia, Moti Mahal, Aryans, Royal Cafe, Mr. Brown are some of the best vegetarian restaurants in Lucknow.

 

Q: What are some good restaurant in Lucknow to go with family?

A: Pind baloochi, Metropolitan restaurant and club, Ritz continental, Spice Caves, Chokha baati.

 

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