Best things to do in Lucknow

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Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh is often referred as the ‘Heart of Uttar Pradesh’ because of its Geographical position and the blend of culture and tradition that is found here. People often relate the terms ‘Nazakat and Tehzeeb’ to portray the classy way of living of the people in Lucknow. One finds the top schools and universities of UP, planned colonies, cultural and heritage monuments and parks, the famous ‘Chikankari’ clothes and delicious cuisines especially Kebabs and Biryani. Included in the Awadh region, this city is also called ‘The City of Nawabs’ as many rulers and kings of the Awadh province used to live here. Today also, this city has many tourist spots. There is a wide diaspora of things available to do in Lucknow. Whether you have an interest in fashion, cuisine, history or architecture; Lucknow has it all for you. So, let us have a look at some of the best things that you can do in Lucknow.

Visit Places

Lucknow has many types of historical, religious, architectural, science, ecological sites that one can visit. Some of the best places to visit in Lucknow are Bara Imambara, Lucknow Zoo, Rumi Darwaza, Indira Gandhi Planetarium, Ambedkar Park etc. You can find more details about these places in our article named Places to Visit in Lucknow. There are also quite a few water parks in Lucknow to enjoy your day.

Lucknow Heritage Walk is a special arrangement from the Government of Uttar Pradesh which is a good way to experience the city in an organised way. In it, tourists accompany you throughout the heritage sites of the city, providing interesting information about them. 

Gomti Riverfront Park is a newly constructed beautiful site at the banks of Gomti river in Lucknow. One gets a very aesthetic feeling while visiting this place. It looks very beautiful at night under all the colourful lighting.


Lucknow proves to be a heaven for shopping lovers. Clothes with exquisite Chikankari work can be found in Hazratganj. Sarees, lehengas and suits can be found in Aminabad, which is extremely famous for its ethnic attires. Close to Bara Imambara, at the Chowk, one can find beautiful home décor items made from ivory, flowers etc. and footwear like nagra shoes. The Alambagh market is famous for its needle and gold jewelry items. The Yahiyaganj market near Gurudwara is popular for many types of spices available here, along with other items like toys, garments, cutlery etc. The Nakhas Market is one of the oldest markets in the entire city of Lucknow. It is popular for its unique garments, wooden items and jewellery with Zardozi embroidery on them. There is also a pet market in the Nakhas Market. This market is a true symbol of antiques of Lucknow.

Shopping – Best Things to do in Lucknow | Image Source: Google

Enjoy Cuisines

Lucknow offers you many mouth watery dishes that are irresistible to eat. You can find delicious Mughlai and other cuisines like Tunday Kebab (named after the handicapped person who made them first), Rogan Josh, Lucknowi Biryani, Galawati Kebab, Tokri Chaat, Malai ki Gilori, Sheermal (Sweet Naans), Prakash ki Kulfi (a dessert), Kormas, Warqi Parathas etc. What’s more interesting is that hundreds of varieties of each of the dishes are found in the city! These dishes are definitely what people remember Lucknow for and are tempted to visit Lucknow again. The best of the traditional shops of these cuisines are often found in Hazratganj, Aminabad and Chowk.

Cuisines – Best Things to do in Lucknow | Image Source: Google

Lucknow Mahotsav

This is a 10-day long event usually taking place in the month of November consisting of art, culture, tradition and cuisines. This is a good way to experience the vibes of Lucknow in a short span of time that too in a synchronized way. It is organised jointly by the Lucknow District Administration and Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department. The Mahotsav provides an opportunity for local Craftsmen and artisans to showcase their talent along with inviting celebrities to perform on the stage. There are many food stalls arranged in the Mahotsav which provide all types of the famous food of Lucknow. Kathak performances, Qawalis and Musical performances are the showstoppers of this colourful Mahotsav.

Suyash Ranjan

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