Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh, set on the banks of the scenic Gomti River. This charming Northern Indian city is renowned for its diverse architecture, bustling bazaars, religious sites and lush parks and gardens, and is considered as a foodie’s paradise with a number of lip-smacking local dishes to sample, including kebabs, chaat and biryani. Despite Lucknow’s evolvement into a contemporary city, it has definitely retained its rich cultural heritage. There are traces of several historical eras to witness here. The grandeur Bara Imambara is a notable landmark, built in the 1780s by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula. This impressive Mughal-era structure boasts one of the largest pillar-less halls in the world, arched gateways, domes, courtyards and a labyrinth of passageways. Another historic icon of Lucknow is the British Residency, a complex of ruins which once served as a refuge for thousands of British soldiers during the India Rebellion in 1857. This chilling site is now home to the graves of around 2000 British soldiers who died during this major event, as well as an interesting memorial museum. Traveasy offers an extensive selection of cheap flights to Lucknow, taking you to the heart of this ancient city.
Lucknow is renowned for its Chikan embroidery, and many individuals often visit here solely to purchase Chikan items. This traditional embroidery style originates in Lucknow and is still practised in the city, so make sure you go shopping here for some new sarees or Chikan kurta. Hazratganj is a popular shopping hub of Lucknow featuring a variety of Chikan items, as well as many other handicrafts and handmade goods. Nazrana Chikan is also an ideal place to shop for Chikankari which sells lots of unique items, from kurtas to bridal Chikan lehengas, Chikan-embroidered table linen and bed linen. You could also take a browse around Chowk Market; this bustling marketplace is one of the oldest in the city, selling creative Chikan garments in a number of small shops. Contact Traveasy about our cheap tickets to Lucknow and look forward to great shopping and more in this colourful city. Why not visit during the Lucknow Mahotsav? This ten-day long cultural event is held in the winter, celebrating the city’s culture, art and history with lots of dance, music, cultural performances, traditional games and delicious cuisines.