Hotels in Lucknow

Hotels in Lucknow

More About Lucknow

Lucknow has always been known as a multicultural city that flourished as a North Indian cultural and artistic hub and the seat of power of Nawabs in the 18th and 19th centuries. It continues to be an important centre of goveance, administration, education, commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry. Lucknow is the largest city of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The 'city of Nawabs', Lucknow is situated on the banks of river Gomti. The courteous culture of the city is a carry forward of the nawabi style.

Host to a variety of festivals, cuisines and culture, Lucknow boasts of a rich heritage. There are a number of 5 star hotels in Lucknow. In common with other metropolitan cities across India, Lucknow is multicultural and home to people who use different dialects and languages. Many of the cultural traits and customs peculiar to Lucknow have become living legends today. Places of interest include, The Residency, Bara Imambara, Chattar Manzil, Jama Masjid and Rumi Darwaza. 5 star hotels include Hotel Clarks Avadh, Vivanta by Taj - Gomti Nagar and Best Weste Plus Levana.

Lucknow has the typical subtropical climate i.e. the summers are hot and the winters are equally chilling and dry. The city witnesses heavy showers during monsoon, thus not suitable for sightseeing at that time. The hotels in Lucknow serve Awadhi cuisine, Mughlai cuisine and the cuisine of Uttar Pradesh. There are a large number of festivals celebrated in Lucknow. The Awadh region has its own distinctive "Nawabi"-style cuisine. The best-known dishes of this area consist of biryanis, kebabs and breads. Kebabs are served in a variety of styles; kakori, galawati ,shami, boti, patili-ke, ghutwa and seekh are among the available varieties. With it’s diversity, this city has become more popular of late. Lucknow as a place is a treat to visit as the lip smacking food and the environment are so wonderful. With quite a few places to visit it doesn’t lead to boredom. The comfort in Lucknow hotels can’t be taken for granted as it is truly fantastic. Hence hotels are popular in Lucknow and so are the sight-seeing spots.

There are numerous 4 star hotels in Lucknow. They provide all sorts of amenities and facilities for the guest’s comfort. Mode day Lucknowites are known for their polite and sophisticated way of speaking which is noticed by visitors. 4 star hotels include Dayal Paradise, Golden Tulip Lucknow and Hotel Golden Orchid. . The residents of Lucknow call themselves Lucknowites or Lakhnav.  The 4 star hotels in Lucknow blend inteational hospitality standards with local integrities and zests.

Lucknow is the world's 74th fastest growing city. 3 star hotels in Lucknow offer their guests well-designed, comfortable, contemporary and classy rooms which feature a luxurious appeal that provides great relaxation. 3 star hotels are Hotel Amanda Lucknow, Hotel Manglam and ANR Hotel. The classical Indian dance form Kathak took shape in Lucknow. The city is full of dances and festivals, drama and music, languages and poetry and wonderful cuisine. Amenities served by the 3 star hotels in Lucknow include 24 hour room service, wi-fi, conference room, laundry service, airport shuttle, doctor on call, restaurants and a coffee shop. Lucknow, along with Agra and Varanasi, is one of the 3 cities in the which is a chain of survey triangulations created by the Govement Of Uttar Pradesh to boost tourism in the state.

 

Places Of Interest

The Residency

An important historical landmark location of the city and the country, the British Residency of Lucknow lies in ruins now. The Residency, as it famously known as, has been declared a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. Constructed by the fifth Nawab of the Awadh province, NawabSaadat Ali Khan II, it served as the residence of British Resident General, a representative in the court of Nawab. The Residency has around 2000 graves of the British soldiers, who died in the Revolt of 1857.

Bara Imambara

The fourth Nawab of Awadh, Asaf-ud-Daula, built the Bara Imambara in the year 1784. Constructed as a part of the relief project during the major famine, it is one of the most famous monuments of the place. The Shia Muslims of the region celebrate the festival of Muharram at the Asfi mosque, situated in the complex. An architectural marvel, the roof of Bara Imambara still stands steady without any pillars. The famous BhulBhulaiyaof Lucknow is also situated in the Bara Imambara complex at the first floor. The top of the monument gives an absolutely breath-taking scenic panorama of the city.

ChattarManzil

Built by the Nawabs of Awadh, ChattarManzil is one of the most imposing buildings of the city. The palace is a famous tourist attraction for the tourists coming to the city. The palace derives its modern name from the umbrella shaped dome of the grand structure. The architecture also derives some of its features from the modern European architecture. The palace has now been developed as museum preserving the portraits of the important men who held an important position in the Awadh administration.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid or Jami Masjid, as it is called colloquially, is a yellow sandstone structure known for its intricate style of design and architecture. An important mosque in the country, The Jama Masjid is the gathering place of all the Muslims don all auspicious occasions.Located in the heart of the city, the architecture is a mix of Hindu and Muslim architecture while the carvings on the wall are inspired from Hindu and Jain culture.

Rumi Darwaza

Constructed by the NawabAsaf-ud-Daulah, Rumi Darwaza, draws its name from the modern day Rome, Istanbul (capital city of the Eastern Roman Empire). Inspired by the Sublime Port of Istanbul, this imposing gateway is also known as the Turkish Gateway. A perfect example of the Awadhi style architecture, this sixty feet tall gateway once had a huge lantern kpt on its top, making it a splendid sight to look at during nights.

How To Reach

Air
The Amausi Airport of Lucknow offers direct flights to almost all domestic centers and several international cities. Tourists can hire taxis to the town.

Road
The city of Nawabs, Lucknow, enjoys an excellent road connectivity with important cities in the northern part of the country, and a few long distance centers as well. At the Hazratganj intersection four National Highways, NH- 24, 25, 28 and 56. Other long route buses ply from Kaisar Bagh terminus.

Rail
The city is a major junction of the Northern Railways, well-connected to other Indian cities. The main Lucknow station is located in the Charbagh area.

Best Time To Visit

October to March: The time is ideal for sightseeing as the climate remains pleasant around this time of the climate. Lucknow has the typical subtropical climate i.e. the summers are hot and the winters are equally chilling and dry. The city witnesses heavy showers during monsoon, thus not suitable for sightseeing.