Best way to spend one day in Lucknow

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Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh state of India. The city is known for its Nawabi culture. If you have only one day to spend in Lucknow, you can visit the following places-

  1. Bara Imambara
  2. Rumi Darwaza
  3. Husainabad Clock Tower
  4. Satkhanda
  5. Chota Imambara
  6. Chattar Manzil
  7. Ambedkar Memorial Park

Planning the route to travel for one Lucknow trip

Spending One day in Lucknow
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Bara Imambara

The Bara Imambara in Lucknow is one of the architectural wonders of the world. It is built without any supporting structures like metal or wood. Even the arched roof of the mosque is built without any beam or girder. The astonishing centuries-old mosque is still intact and open to the public for visiting and prayers.

Bara Imambara
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Address: Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

Visiting time: 08:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Rumi Darwaza, 10 minutes by foot

Rumi Darwaza

It is an imposing gateway in the city of Lucknow. It depicts the Awadhi style of architecture.

Rumi Darwaza
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Address: 17/11, Husanabad Road, Lajpat Nagar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

Visiting time: Open 24 hours

Time to spend: 30 minutes

Next Destination: Husainabad Clock Tower, 10 minutes by foot

Husainabad Clock Tower

This clock tower was built by Nawab Nasir-ud-din Haider to welcome Sir George Couper, who was the 1st Lieutenant Governor of United Province of Avadh.

Husainabad Clock Tower
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Address: Hussainabad Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

Visiting time: Open 24 hours

Time to spend: 30 minutes

Next Destination: Satkhanda, 5 minutes by foot

Satkhanda

It is an iconic watch tower built during the 19th century. The structure octagonal base and arched windows. It also showcases Islamic designs within.

Address: Husainabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

Visiting time: Open 24 hours

Time to spend: 50 minutes

Next Destination: Chota Imambara, 5 minutes by foot

Chota Imambara

Chota Imambara is also known as Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak. It was originally a congregation hall for the Shia community of Muslims.

Chota Imambara
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Address: Husanabad Rd, Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India

Visiting time: 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Chattar Manzil, 10 minutes by car

Chattar Manzil

It is a palace in a shape of Umbrella. It was a residence of the King of Awadh and his wives.

Chattar Manzil
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Address: Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India

Visiting time: 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday closed

Time to spend: 1 hour

Next Destination: Ambedkar Memorial Park, 20 minutes by car

You can also visit 1857-Memorial Museum Residency which lies adjacent to the Chattar Manzil.

Ambedkar Memorial Park

It is a public park built in the memory of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. The not to miss sights in this place is the Ambedkar Stupa. The park has a beautiful landscape and one can find ongoing movies shootings here.

Ambedkar Memorial Park
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Address: Vipul Khand 2, Vipul Khand 3, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226010, India

Visiting time: 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Time to spend: 2 hours

An easy option to visit the individual places in Lucknow is booking a cab for an entire day. You can also visit nearby cities like Allahabad from Lucknow hassle free with your private cab.

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