Top 10 Tourist Places to Visit in Lucknow- The City of Nawabs

Lucknow has a variety of places to visit. Tourists or travelers from all over the world come here to see tourist places in Lucknow. Lucknow has historical monuments of the British era, historical religious places, a science center, a zoo, various parks, and many more things.

Lucknow is also popular for its way of talking or manners (Lahja). Here everyone starts the talk with "AAP". Lucknow local food is so popular in Bollywood also and many movies are shot here.

List of Major Tourist Places in Lucknow

There is a long list of tourist places in Lucknow to visit but here I will describe only the top ten tourist places that you must visit when you come here.
  1. Bara Imambara
  2. Chota Imambara
  3. Rumi Darwaza
  4. British Residency
  5. Chattar Manzil
  6. Mankameshwar Mandir
  7. Dilkusha Kothi
  8. Husainabad Clock Tower
  9. Amrapali Water Park
  10. Aminabad Market
  11. Hazratganj Market
  12. Anchalik Vigyan Kendra
  13. Chowk
  14. Indira Gandhi Planetarium
  15. Ambedkar Park
  16. Lucknow Zoo - Nawab Wahid Ali Shah Zoological Garden
  17. State Museum
  18. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Park
  19. Chandrika Devi Temple
  20. Naya Hanuman Mandir 
  21. Purana Hanuman Mandir
  22. Gulacheen Mandir
  23. Jama Masjid
  24. Constantia House
  25. Charbagh Railway Station

1. Bara Imambara- Bhool Bhulaiyaof Lucknow

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Bara Imambara- Bhool Bhulaiya of Lucknow

Among the major landmarks of Lucknow, Bara Imambara is the major attraction for tourists who visit Lucknow for the first time.

Bara Imambara is popularly known as Bhool Bhulaiya (labyrinth) due to it having thousands of ways but only a single right way to reach the destination so people who enter it are unable to find the way to get out. It is only the type of labyrinth in India.

Its name Bara means big and Imambara means shrine. Imambara refers to the place where Shia Muslims celebrate their various ceremonies such as Muharram. It’s another unpopular name is Asafi Imambara due to its construction being done by Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula.

Bada Imambara or Bhulbhulaiya is the pride of Lucknow and people know Lucknow by the name of Bada Imambara. Bada Imambara is situated in the Hussainabad area of Lucknow where lots of monuments are present to see. Read more 

2. Lucknow Residency - I am not dead but am sleeping here

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Residency of Lucknow

Among the most historical monuments, Lucknow Residency is a famous historical monument in the Lucknow called British Residency also.

British Residency is now in ruins but has a special place among the colonial monuments of Lucknow. Since it is a historical landmark, the Archaeological Survey of India kept it under the reserved and protected monument and is under the maintenance of the Government of Lucknow.

Lucknow Residency shows Lucknow intriguing glimpses period of the past. Lucknow British Residency is situated in the Qaisar Bagh of Lucknow city.

Lucknow Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India for increasing the attraction of Lucknow Residency now started the light and sound show that attracts tourists more. Read more

3. Lucknow Zoo - Nawab Wahid Ali Shah Zoological Garden

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Lucknow Zoo Selfie Point

Lucknow Zoo or Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens. It is popularly known as Lucknow Zoological Garden or Lucknow Chidiyaghar.
Lucknow Zoo is among the top 10 best places to visit in Lucknow for nature lovers, animal lovers, and family holidaymakers.

You can enjoy here toy train rides and paddle boating. There is a big park with lots of swings for your little kids where they can spend lots of time.

Lko Zoo is classified as a large zoo and is spread over 71.6 acres (29.0 ha). Lucknow Zoo is located in the heart of Lucknow near Hazratganj. The Lucknow Zoo has more than 1000 animals of 102 species and 700 fishes of 67 species. Read more

4. Maa Chandrika Devi Mandir

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Maa Chandrika Devi Temple

Chandrika Devi Mandir is among the top places to visit in Lucknow. It is a very famous spiritual place in Lucknow where Maa Chandrika Devi is prayed in the ‘Pindis Roop’ (a rock having three Pindis or heads).

This temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Chandi a form of Hindu Goddess Maa Durga. During the Navratri days, it is very crowded and lots of people come here from nearby cities to visit Maa Chandrika Devi.

The Chandrika Devi Temple and its nearby areas have very significant religious relevance to Ramayana and are called Mahi Sagar Teerth. There are details of this Chandrika Devi temple in the blessed books of Skand and Karma Puran.

Chandrika Devi Temple is approximately 300 years old and it is about 28 km from Lucknow. The temple site is surrounded by the river Gomti from three sides. This place can also be called a small island. There is a very beautiful big statue of Lord Shiva in the middle of Chandrika Devi Kund. Read more

5. Regional Science City(Anchalik Vigyan Kendra)

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Anchalik Vigyan Kendra Lucknow

If you are in Lucknow and want to know about science, how things happen on our Earth. Then you will get each and every question answer related to science either physical, chemical, biological, or advance sciences such as Biotechnology and Nanotechnology at the Regional Science City. Regional Science City, which is more popularly known as Anchalik Vigyan Kendra in Lucknow.

Anchalik Vigyan Kendra is a very good place for science students and common people for understanding the basics of science and understanding science roles in our daily life.

Here daily school students come in the group for understanding the basics of science practically with their teachers. You will easily understand the basics of science with lots of practical models. Read more

6. Ambedkar Memorial Park

Lucknow Gomti Nagar area's popular tourist place is Ambedkar Memorial Park. It looks so beautiful and is always filled with tourists from various places.

It is formally known as Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal. It is built on about 107 acres area.

This park is dedicated to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, Birsa Munda, Shahuji Maharaj, Jyotirao Phule, Kanshi Ram, Narayana Guru, and many other social reformers who dedicated their life to equality and social justice in society.

7. Rumi Darwaza

Rumi Darwaza is the symbol of Lucknow. It is situated near the Bara Imamabara you must see it when visiting Lucknow.

It is actually a gate that is situated between Chhota and Bara Imambara. Rumi Darwaza was built by the Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula in 1784.

 It is about 60 feet tall. The architecture of the Rumi Darwaza is purely in the Awadhi style. There is no entry ticket for seeing it.

8. Chota Imambara

Among the top historical places in Lucknow Chhota Imambara is one of the places that you have to see it. It was built by Muhammad Ali Shah in 1838 who was the third Nawab of Awadh.

Its other name is Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak. Its architecture is so beautiful and you can feel it by going there.

9. Hazratganj

Hazaratganj is called the heart of Lucknow because it is situated in the center of the main city. Hazrat Ganj is an old and very popular area of Lucknow.

Before the multiplex culture, Hazrat Ganj was the main place for the tourist and travelers who come to Lucknow to visit here.

It was the main market of the old Lucknow. You can see here very old and historic shops here that are famous for decades.

10. Indira Gandhi Planetarium-Taramandal

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Taramandal or Nakshatrashala  of Lucknow

Indira Gandhi Planetarium also known popularly in Lucknow as Taramandal or Nakshatra Shala is a nice place to visit for science students and common people who are interested in knowing the world of stars - Astrology. Its foundation was laid on 28th February 1988 and inaugurated on 8th May 2003 by that time chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh.

Indira Gandhi Planetarium in Lucknow looks so good from a distance and the building of Indira Gandhi Planetarium Lucknow is similar to Saturn Planet. It attracts visitors from far away. Nakshatra Shala Lucknow's infrastructure is great. Nakshatrashala is an interesting and amazing place for kids. Read more

As you see above I already mentioned many more places to visit in Lucknow but here I share details of only ten tourist places in Lucknow. It depends on the nature of the tourist and which types of places to visit in Lucknow that is why I mentioned here mixed type of tourist places in Lucknow which includes religious, historical, scientific, social, and popular places.

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