Things to do in Lucknow
In the middle of Islamic monuments and other historical edifices, Lucknow holds a special charm for its travellers. History lovers who want to delve into the past of the Mughal dynasty will find it intriguing to come to Lucknow. Other than sightseeing and savouring the architectural brilliance witnessed everywhere in the city, indulge in other exciting activities in Lucknow. This city of the nawabs and begams host several amazing events year round. For example, the Lucknow Festival is celebrated with aplomb and glory which runs for ten days and is attended with much enthusiasm. What to do in Lucknow? Know more about it below:
Shopping: Being in Lucknow gives you the opportunity to shop around the city for quality textiles, Chikan embroidery and other exquisite form of embroidery works. You may opt for all-day shopping, yet feel the urge to explore the markets over and over again. The streets of Lucknow look colourful and gorgeous with a wide range of accessories adoring the small kiosks. Girls can spot their favourite jhumkas, nose pins, colourful bags, waistbands and other exquisite accessories. Men also have several options to shop around. A kind of special jewellery called jadau (studded with stones) is famous in Lucknow, so make sure you buy a piece to take back home.
Sightseeing: Culture lovers will never be left bored as you get to enjoy several sightseeing to do In Lucknow. There are several museums dedicated to the city's history, but if you want to have a quick glimpse of the city, visit Hussainabad Gallery that offers fascinating pictures of rare portraits of the Nawabs and begams. Of the various sites to visit, some of the most deserved ones are the state Museum, the Gandhi Museum, Lok Kala Sangrahalaya, The Residency, Hussainabad Picture Gallery, Memorial Museum, and much more. The prime attraction of the Lucknow State Museum is an Egyptian mummy and its sarcophagus. Other than visiting the historical sites, get drenched in the water park or enjoy wildlife in the zoo.
Attending festivals: If you are visiting Lucknow during the winter months between November and December, then do not miss the 10-day Lucknow festival. Several events take place during this festival like ekka races, flying, rooster fighting and other village games. Be part of one of the other biggest festivals in Lucknow, the Muharram which is celebrated on a grand scale. The procession of Muharram takes place on the 10th day that witnesses the mourning of martyr Imam Hussein. Catch the grim view of mourners and how they whip themselves and beat their chests with sharp weapons and chains. This may be a disturbing sight for many, so take caution when you watch it.