Lucknow Tour Packages
A place where adab, historical sights and mouthwatering delicacies rule supreme
Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh and is one of the most important urban hubs in North India. It is regarded as one of the key cultural and artistic hubs of the nation and also used to be the seat of power of the Nawabs of India in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Lucknow lies on the banks of the serene and tranquil River Gomti and features bustling vibrant streets that make Lucknow perfect for a sightseeing tour. People often opt for Lucknow trips so they can check out the Lakhnavi chikan market, wholesale jewellery stores, and try out the authentic biryani and kebabs that are available abundantly throughout the city.
To explore all the above-mentioned grand destinations in the city and to enjoy an amazing sightseeing tour of Lucknow, you can easily book a Lucknow vacation package online from Veena World. A renowned travel company, Veena World offers you the chance to explore this North Indian wonderland with reasonably priced tour packages. Choose from the different available packages for more details and for the costs of Lucknow vacation packages and select the itinerary that you like best. In addition to Lucknow, you can also include other destinations like Allahabad, Ayodhya, and Varanasi in your itinerary.
About the destination
The vibrant and effervescent city of Lucknow is famed for its exquisite Nawab-era finesse and delectable culinary delights. Holidays in Lucknow are quite popular as they offer tourists the opportunity to see a beautiful amalgamation of ancient, oriental, and colonial architecture that is interspersed throughout the lively streets of the City of Nawabs. Additionally, the city is also famous for its Adab and Tehzeeb (manners and hospitality), the beautiful gardens, intricate embroidery and craft, and classical dance forms, like Kathak. The fact that Lucknow vacation packages come at an affordable cost makes them all more preferable.
The city of Lucknow is famous for its distinct old-world charm and culture. Other things that the city is known for are its excellent traditional cuisine, fine arts, and its courteous people. While on a tour of Lucknow, you will have the unique opportunity to acquire an insight into the cultural heritage of the city, which has largely been influenced by the Mughal era. Here is more on the regal Nawabi culture of Lucknow:
The people of this city are famed for being amongst the most courteous and warmest in India. They are soft-spoken and regard all guests and tourists with great respect.
The culinary delights that are authentic to Lucknow are well-known for their distinct individuality and palatability. The most popular delicacies of Lucknow include the Galawati Kebab, Boti Kabab, Tunday Kebab, Rogan Josh, Lucknowi Biryani, Tokri Chaat, Paya Nihari, Malai Ki Gilori, and the Lucknawi paan. You should definitely try to taste these mouth-watering delicacies at least once on your trip to Lucknow.
The Music and Dance:
The city is famous for being one of the key centres of Hindustani classical music. The royal courts of the Nawabs of Lucknow were instrumental in creating the much renowned and revered Lucknow Gharana of music. This Gharana subsequently inspired prominent dance forms as well, like Kathak.
While Hindi is the most common language spoken here, something you will observe during your sightseeing tour of Lucknow, Urdu is also spoken widely here. Languages like Koeli, Bhojpuri, Koshali, Awadhi, and Braj are also spoken in some parts of Lucknow.
Things to Do in Lucknow
There are numerous attractions and intriguing places that tourists should definitely visit and explore when sightseeing in Lucknow. Among all those destinations, here are a few that you should definitely include in your Lucknow tour itinerary:
This is one of the most important landmarks in Lucknow and was built under the rule of Asaf-ud-Daula who used to be a Nawab of the Awadh region. The Bara Imambara was meant to be a shrine for carrying out Muharram rituals. Today, the shrine is well-known for its distinct architectural finesse, which is characterized by its unsupported ceiling and intricate labyrinth. The grand Bara Imambara complex includes the famous Bhool-Bhulaiya (the labyrinth) of Lucknow, a Baoli (stepwell), as well as big gateways and courtyards. There are three large halls inside the complex, namely the Kharbooza Hall, the Persian Hall, and the China Hall. The Bhool-Bhulaiya is located just above the Imambara structure and is one of the key elements that provide support to the distinguished pillar-less ceiling. To avoid getting lost among the identical doorways and staircases of the Bhool-Bhulaiya, it is important that you visit this site with a professional guide.
The Chattar Manzil or the Umbrella Palace of Lucknow traditionally served as a home to many Awadhi rulers and their wives. The palace is located on the banks of River Gomti and features an exquisite Indo-European-Nawabi architectural style. This palace gets its name from the chattris (umbrella-shaped domes) that crown the buildings that are located within the complex.
The Rumi Darwaza is a grand, imposing gateway that was originally built under the patronage of Nawab Asaf-Ud-daula. This gateway was built in the year 1784 and showcases fine examples of Awadhi architecture. The 60-feet tall Rumi Darwaza was traditionally used to mark the entrance to Old Lucknow City.
Ambedkar Memorial Park
This is a public park and memorial that is dedicated to Bhimrao Ambedkar as well as the many others who devoted their lives to social justice, equality, and humanity. This park was opened to the public in the year 2008. The entire memorial has been constructed with red sandstone that was brought in from Rajasthan. The Ambedkar Memorial Park lies in the Gomti Nagar region of Lucknow, which is incidentally the largest planned residential colony in India. This beautiful park has also been a location in a number of movies.
Husainabad Clock Tower
The Husainabad Clock Tower was constructed in the year 1881 and is located adjacent to the Rumi Darwaza. It was originally constructed to mark the arrival of Sir George Couper who was the first lieutenant governor of the United Province of Awadh. This structure was built as a replica of the grand Big Ben clock tower of London and features reflect Victorian and Gothic styles in their structural design. Sturdy gunmetal has been used to build the gigantic clock that is featured in the tower.
Best Time to Visit Lucknow
You can plan a visit to Lucknow for sightseeing during any season in the year to explore its grand architecture and structures. However, thanks to the pleasant weather, the period between November and March is known to be ideal for booking vacation packages for Lucknow.
Here is a detailed overview of the weather conditions prevalent throughout the year in Lucknow to help you plan the perfect tour:
Summers - From April till June:
Summers in the city of Lucknow are usually quite hot and dry. If you are planning to visit Lucknow in the summers, you should try and book your tour for the month of March or April, as in June and July the weather tends to get quite uncomfortable for sightseeing for most people. During these months, the temperatures may rise up to 45 degrees Celsius during the hottest summer days.
Winters - From October till Mid-March:
The winter months are extremely pleasant in Lucknow. While the days remain cool and sunny during these months, the nights are typically a bit chilly and maybe foggy. During the winters, the temperatures tend to range somewhere between 7 degrees Celsius and 24 degrees Celsius.
Monsoons - From July to September:
Monsoons are also a good time to visit Lucknow, as the city mostly experiences only moderate rainfall. During the monsoon months, the temperatures in Lucknow usually range from 25 degree Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius.