Lucknow, is the capital and large city in Uttar Pradesh state of Northern India. The city is famous for its beautiful history and architecture.
How to get there?
There are frequent flights between any capital city and Lucknow. There are also trains and buses that run between the cities.
There are auto rickshaws, cabs and cycle rickshaws. So, depending on the distance one can choose the mode of local transport. Tip: Ensure to haggle on whatever the money is quoted.
Things to do
As I said, the city is famous for its architecture. The main reason why I wanted to visit Lucknow as the Rumi Darwaaza. It is believed that the Rumi Darwazaa (gate) is named after the 13th century Muslim Sufi mystic, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. And the Darwazaa/gate was built in 1784 and is about 60 feet (18 metres) high.
A definitely must visit place in Lucknow is Bara Imambara. The complex has a mosque, Bowli (well) and Bul Bulaiya. The entrance fee for Indians is INR 50 per person and the guide fee is INR 100 per person. One needs around 1.5 to 2 hours to completely view this complex.
There are still many architectural buildings that one can visit in Lucknow. But I decided to walk around the main city and just soak in the local culture.
P.S. Do not forget to take the Buggi Ride.
Lucknow is famous for its biryani and kebabs. I did not try the kebabs but I definitely had the Chicken biryani and it was absolutely delicious.