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Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and the largest city in the state. Lucknow is the 11th most populous city in the world.

Lucknow is especially known for its lip-smacking cuisine. The city is famous for its galouti kebabs which are melt-in-the-mouth patties made from minced lamb meat.

Lucknow is also popular for Chiikankaari, which is embroidery on fine muslin cloth.

 Lucknow is known for its rich culture and heritage. The city is famous for its Adab and Tehzeeb. The Urdu language, along with Hindi and colloquial Hindustani forms a major part of the city’s culture.



Located on the banks of river Gomti, Lucknow was traditionally the capital of Awadh Pradesh, administered by the Delhi Sultanate during the Mughal rule. It was later given to the Nawab of Awadh who then lost it to the British Empire in 1857.


What to do in Lucknow

There is really no shortage of things to do in a new city. Lucknow is no exception.

If you're looking for entertainment, check out this list of places with fun activities.

For the historically interested, check out the museums in the city. There are also tours available in the city.

Also, check out the events happening in Lucknow here.

For the religiously inclined there are temples and mosques to visit. Nature lovers, please check out these sites.



Things for Sight Seeing in Lucknow

Are you bored on weekends? Check out these attractions in Lucknow.

Here is a list of weekend getaways for you. Do check out the spiritual, wellness, and health opportunities for you in your new city.

If you want to go on a longer holiday check out this list from LonelyPlanet.


Shopping in Lucknow

TripAdvisor has a list of shopping places that you can start with.

Happytrips also has a list that you must check out.


Buying Furniture in Lucknow

We have online furniture stores where you can buy. Apart from these, you can also rent furniture for your house in Lucknow.

If you prefer to visit the store in person, check out this list of furniture stores in Lucknow.

For buying or selling second-hand furniture check this list out.


Selling old stuff in Lucknow

If you're moving out of your city or town you may want to get rid of your old stuff like furniture, appliances, knick knacks that you've collected over time.

You can check out top classified listing sites for selling your stuff.

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Getting things done in Lucknow

You might land up in a new city and be swamped with all the odd jobs that need to be done at home. You may be at your wit's end trying to solve the issues.

These may be hiring an electrician, getting your house painted, repairing your leaky tap, choosing furnishings for the new home, finding a doctor near you, calling an ambulance during an emergency, getting a driver, hiring a mason, cleaning your carpets, and more.

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Restaurants & Eateries in Lucknow

For fine dining, check out the top places to eat in Lucknow on TripAdvisor.

You can also check out the restaurants by type of cuisine such as Japanese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Chinese and more on TripAdvisor.

If you're looking for affordable eating, check out these cheap options on Zomato.


Education: Play schools to pre-university in Lucknow

Indiamarks has a list of pre-schools if you're seeking one for your toddler.

For the education of your older children, here is a list of top schools in Lucknow from Mom Junction.

If you're looking for CBSE schools for your child here is a list of the top schools.

If you're looking for colleges, here is a list of top colleges in Lucknow.


Networking opportunities in Lucknow

Looking to meet new people? Want to take your mind off work? Pursue your passion?

Go to meetups in Lucknow to socialize and relieve your boredom.


The Woes of Lucknow

No city is without its woes. Lucknow too suffers from all the problems of a growing modern city.

It is beset by traffic problems, dust and air pollution, water scarcity, piling garbageand more.

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Key Facts
Capital of the State of Uttar Pradesh

  • Area: 2528 km²
  • Elevation: 123 m
  • Population:: 2.8 million
  • Main Language: Hindi, colloquial Hindustani

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Lucknow has a humid subtropical climate with cool, dry winters from mid-November to February and dry, hot summers from late March to June.

The rainy season is from July to mid-September when the city gets an average rainfall of 896.2 millimeters (35.28 in) from the south-west monsoon winds, and occasionally frontal rainfall will occur in January. In winter the maximum temperature is around 25 °C (77 °F) and the minimum is in the 3 °C (37 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F) range.

Check out the latest weather here.

Moving into the city:

Lucknow is well connected to other cities in India. You can get into Lucknow by bustrain or air from almost any major Indian City.

It is well-connected by flights from Delhi, Mumbai and many other important cities of the country.

Lucknow is on the Delhi-Gorakhpur railway route. Connections can be made from Agra and Allahabad. A major railway junction, Lucknow is conveniently connected to many cities.

Lucknow is connected by road with all the major cities of the country.

The bus stations are situated at Alambagh, and Kaisar Bagh and Polytechnic.

Moving around the City:

You have a variety of modes of transport available to you for traveling within the city, such as rickshaws, buses, taxis and hired cars.

There are many car rental companies available. You can also hire cars for outstation drives or for moving within the city.

City buses are available on all major routes. These are a cheap, safe and reliable mode of transport.

Two types of three wheeler shared service is also available on most of the city routes. Commonly known as "Tempo" and "Auto". These can be recognized by their distinctive green colour and drivers with grey uniform. These are a cheap and safe option to roam around. Whereas "Tempo" and "Auto" run on fixed specified routes, "Auto" can be hired as a taxi to your destination.

There are also two radio taxi services in Lucknow - My24x7Cab which can be availed online or can be booked or called by dialing 7800501501.

For the more curious, the Wiki Voyage on Lucknow is a great place to start learning about the City. 

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