The name Lucknow is synonymous with Nawabi finesse, be it in terms of architecture, design, poetry, cuisine, or, 'tehzeeb' or sophistication. The state capital beautifully retains its old-world charm and emanates love for gracious living as practiced by the Nawabs of Awadh, who gave significance to all aspects of life. Lucknow is also known for being the center of modern-day governance, education, commerce, tourism, and technology. One of the fastest growing cities in India, it is home to major industries including that of automotive, aeronautics, distillery chemicals, textile, machine tools, leather, and glass. Major IT companies like HCL, Reliance, Tata Consultancy Services and Sony Corporation have their offices set up in Gomti Nagar, on the road to Sultanpur and many more localities in Lucknow.
Owing to its increasing significance among businesspersons, corporates and tourists, the city attracts a swarm of travelers. To cater to them, there is a range of hotels in Lucknow, varying from premium to budget hotels and lodges. Travelers can choose to stay at FabHotels in Lucknow that ensure a hassle-free guest experience at affordable prices. FabHotel Travellers Inn Gomti Nagar is a preferred option when it comes to staying close to business giants. Just like Lucknow, FabHotels currently has budget hotels in New Delhi, Gurgaon, and 20+ other cities in India. All FabHotels occupy prime locations close to transit points, central business districts and tourist places of interest. In addition, its photo-match rooms, warm hospitality and quick online hotel booking system make it a favored choice among travelers.
Tourist Attractions in Lucknow
The 'City of Nawabs' is dotted with several magnificent edifices that belong mainly to the 18th and 19th centuries and give a glimpse into the artistic achievements under the patronship of the Nawabs of Awadh. Tourists can witness the richness of the contemporary times at the following best 5 places of interest in Lucknow:
- Bara Imambara
- Chhota Imambara
- Ambedkar Memorial Park
- British Residency
- Chattar Manzil
Constantia House, Rumi Darwaza, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park and Lucknow Zoo are the other popular attractions in the city. There are many economy hotels in Lucknow that are centrally situated for travelers to easily access these famous places.
Shopping and Dining in Lucknow
Lucknow is truly a paradise for both impulsive and discerning shoppers. The bustling city is famous for its chikan embroidery, zari work, leather purses and handcrafted footwear. The main shopping areas in the city are Hazratganj, Aminabad, Chowk, Sadar, Narhi, Alambagh and Aliganj. The city's Gomti Nagar area is also a prominent commercial hub with several malls located here including Fun Republic, Riverside, and SRS City. For convenience, travelers can choose from a range of budget hotels in Gomti Nagar that offer comfortable stay without burning a hole in their pocket. There are many economy hotels near Singapore Mall as well.
Like other art forms, the Awadhi culinary art of Lucknow has also attracted travelers from near and far. Food connoisseurs would simply love the meticulously cooked kebabs, nahari-kulchas, sheermal, kormas, kaliya, roomali rotis and warqi parathas. The best places to sample these delights in Lucknow are Tunday Kababi (Aminabad), Naushijaan (Hazratganj), Dastarkhwan (Hazratganj) and Idris Dhaba (Chowk Market). Hazratganj's Royal Café, Aliganj's Radhey Lal, Aminabad's Pandit chaat corner and Gomti Nagar's Neelkanth are good choices for crispy chaat and snacks. Those with a sweet tooth should definitely visit Prakash ki Kulfi (Aminabad), Chappan Bhog (Sadar Bazaar) and Pandit Raja (Kasturb Market) for flavorsome delicacies.
How to Reach Lucknow
One of the largest and most significant cities of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is conveniently accessible by road, rail and air. With Lucknow Airport, also referred to as Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, the city is just a couple of hours away from metropolitans like Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Kolkata. Lucknow is also well connected to neighboring cities and states via NH24, NH 25, NH28 and NH56. Travelers can reach Lucknow by state-run and private buses, hired cabs or by own car.
Lucknow Railway Station or Charbagh Junction is the main transit point for passenger trains plying from all major cities of the country including New Delhi, Patna, Mumbai and Kolkata. Those who are looking for hotels near Lucknow Railway Station can opt for FabHotel Heritage Inn Charbagh, which is rated high on value-for-money guest experience. The newly introduced Lucknow Metro is a good choice for commuting within the city as it is not only the fastest metro system in the country but also economical.