Top things to do in Lucknow

Top Choice North Indian in Lucknow

Tunday Kababi

This is the cleaner, more tourist-friendly outlet of Lucknow's renowned, 100-year-old, impossible-to-find kebab shop in Chowk, where buffalo-meat kebabs go for ₹20 a plate. Here the prices are higher, but the staff …
Top Choice Mughlai in Lucknow

Oudhyana

If you want to savour the flavours of the Nawabs performing at their culinary best, look no further than Oudhyana, where Chef Nagendra Singh gives Lucknow's famous Awadh cuisine its royal due at this signature resta…
Top Choice Islamic Tomb in Lucknow

Bara Imambara

This colossal imambara (Shiite tomb complex) is worth seeing in its own right, but the highly unusual labyrinth of corridors inside its upper floors make a visit here particularly special. The ticket price includes …
Top Choice Historic Site in Lucknow

Residency

The large collection of gardens and ruins that makes up the Residency offers a fascinating historical glimpse of the beginning of the end for the British Raj. Built in 1800, the Residency became the stage for the mo…
Multicuisine in Lucknow

Royal Cafe

Even if you don’t step inside this classy restaurant, don’t miss its exceedingly popular chaat (spicy snack) stand at the front. The sweet and savoury mixed-basket chaat is served in a crispy aloo (potato) basket; e…
Indian in Lucknow

Moti Mahal Restaurant

If Mughlai meat country has got you down, seek refuge in this popular veg hideaway on MG Rd. It's perfect for an Indian-style breakfast, a snack or a dessert (try the rabri – made from chilled condensed milk and ava…
North Indian in Lucknow

Naimat Khana

This charming hidden corner at the back of Sanatkada has a unique concept: persuading Lucknow’s oldest households to cook their cherished family recipes for public consumption. Standout dishes include mutton korma, …
Historic Building in Lucknow

La Martinière School

This prestigious boarding school – where British pop legend Sir Cliff Richard studied – was designed and built by influential Frenchman Major General Claude Martin as a palatial home. In 1800 it became his tomb: he'…
North Indian in Lucknow

Sakhawat

This highly recommended hole-in-the-wall doesn't look like much, but the daily-changing kebabs (galawat etc) at this locals' haunt are grilled to smoky, crispy perfection – and, despite appearances, it has won inter…
Arts & Crafts in Lucknow

Sanatkada

For the best handicrafts in town head for this collection of fabrics and handmade designer clothes made by NGOs from across India, alongside modern crafts created by Lucknow designers. Handwoven scarves, jute bags a…