Top Things To Do in Lucknow In A Day

It was my first visit to Lucknow. Although my parents are native of Uttar pradesh, I never got much chance to live in there. I was there for just 4 years during the time of my graduation but couldn’t explore places here as much.
While talking about Lucknow, it is  Capital of Uttar Pradesh and also known as Nawaabon ka sheher.
I only had one day to cover the city. As per my friend's suggestion, I ended up visiting Husainabad area. This place offers some great engineering marvels in the form of monuments reflecting  fabulous architects and heritage of India.
Bara Imambara is known for its incredible maze named as Bhul Bhulaiya also located on the upper floor of the monument. It is said that there are 1024 ways to get inside the maze but only 2 to come out. Isn't it amazing?
Unfortunately I couldn't go inside Imambara as it was Friday and time for namaaz, holy prayer of Muslims(1 PM to 3 PM). But I managed to get  a glimpse of its great historic design by roaming there in an E-Richshaw which you can easily get there. All 90's kids will recall their childhood days when Rickshaws were frequently used to commute within cities.
 I started by  Rumi Darwaja, a spectacular gateway and monument which is one of the best example of Mughal Architecture. This is a very prominent location for movie makers who want to show case Indian history and culture.
Rumi Darwaza

There is also a Clock Tower built in 1881, and it is among the tallest in India, surrounded by a spacious plaza with lake area on one side and Satkhanda on other side. Satkhanda is the iconic four storied tower besides clock tower.

There are multiple things for every history geek who wants to deep dig in archaeology of Mughal Emperor.
I didn't have much time to explore the city fully.However 2-3 days will be enough to explore Lucknow City. There are many other places defining  highlights of Indian history and some amazing parks where you can have good time with friends and family.
What to Shop:
I know every girl desires to have some good collection of Chikan kurti and dresses. If you are in Lucknow, then you are at the best place to get some of those.
Chikan is a type of  embroidery done manually by hand on a variety of textile fabric.Lucknow is the heart of the Chikankari industry today. You will get to see numerous option in multiple stores near Husainabad.
What to Eat:
I am sure every foodie wants to  try the most famous dish, Tunday Kebab of Lucknow.
Keep Tunday Kebabi restaurant in your bucket list to try this tempting kebab .Thanks to my friend who had these details in advance. The place was bustling but kebab was worth visiting the area. Foodies ought to visit this without a miss.

When To Visit:
I would suggest visiting Lucknow anytime other than summer. Temperature remains high and weather becomes extremely hot. Recommended time is  September to November or Feb to March.
I hope this itinerary will be helpful for you to spend a day in Lucknow. If you have any query, let me know in the comment section below. I will be very happy to help you out.
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  1. I haven't been to Lucknow so far but it's in my list for a long time.
    I will follow these points you mentioned and the places.


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