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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“The Bara Imambara of Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments of the city. Also known as Asfi Imambara, after the name of the Nawab of Lucknow who got it constructed. It is an important place of worship for the Muslims who come here every year to celebrate the religious festival of Muharram. The Imambara is primarily known for its incredible maze, known as Bhul Bhulaiya locally, which is located on the upper floor of the monument. It is said that there are 1024 ways to get inside the maze but only 2 to come out. World over, Bara Imambara is as much revered for its religious importance as for its architectural prowess. Said to be the world's largest structure that is unsupported by beams, Bara Imambara is considered a marvel of engineering and a fine specimen of Mughal architecture. In the vicinity, religious centres like the Asifi Mosque, Shahi Bawali, Rumi Darwaja, etc., are also present for one to explore. The Bara Imambara has a unique style of construction. Moreover, No wood or metal has been used in the construction of this mosque. One can also have a view of the grave of Nawab Asaf-Ud-Dowlah and his crown, which is kept in the central hall. The Bara Imambara is worth seeing in its own right, but the unusual labyrinth of corridors on its upper floor (Bhul Bhulaiya) is what steals the show!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
Sublocality Level 1
“Hazratganj market is claimed to be more than 200 years old. It was recently renovated. Some of the shops have been there for a few decades now. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“A lovely huge park (376 acres) with walking, cycling and jogging paths; water features, trees and grass; benches for sitting; large children's play area and multiple food stands. Can get busy on the weekends and evenings.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its a vegetarian Dhaba. Cheap and best. Serves yummie Punjabi food at budget prices. 1 KM away.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 1 local recommends
Cinema
“This is the best mall in town, as all best cafes and restaurants, historical monuments etc are within the 7 to 8 kms radius. The movie theater experience is also good, moreover many other malls are closely connected with this point. The most talked about Mayawati Park is just 300 meters away from this mall.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“The British Residency of Lucknow served as a refuge for several Britishers during the uprising on 1857. The fort is now in ruins and a cemetery nearby contains the graves of the hundreds of Britishers who died during the siege. The ruins are now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is said that the site is haunted by the spirits at night.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“An imambara is a shrine built by shia muslims. The architecture is a good example of Mughal design. Smaller than Bara Imambara, also in Lucknow, as "chota" means "small".”
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
“A huge range of big brands, such as: Levis, BodyShop, Clarks Shoes, Adidas, Biba, M&S, Peter England and more. There is a Food Court with Chinese, Thai and Indian food; as well as McDonalds, Dominoes, KFC and Walls Ice Cream. There is also a cinema, video game room and arcade. Parking is also available.”
  • 1 local recommends
Indian Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Its a vegetarian Dhaba. Cheap and best. Serves yummie Punjabi food at budget prices. 1 KM away.”
  • 1 local recommends
Indian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is oldest and very popular Indian Lucknow Kabab, known to be there from era of Mughals i.e. 1800 . People cherish the non-veg cuisine , specially Kabab”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
Restaurant
“Excellent high quality food. Barbecued meats with sauces are served over heated stands on your table. All you can eat buffet of all kinds of indian food, savoury and sweet.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Restaurant
“Nearest full service restaurant. Half Km away. They do home delivery as well.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Delivery
  • 1 local recommends

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