Lying on the banks of the Gomti River, Lucknow is where East meets West. Despite recent modernisation the character and charm of the ancient eastern town is still in abundance.
Lucknow is serviced by its own airport in Amausi, about twenty kilometres from the centre of Lucknow. Most Lucknow flights arrive from Delhi. Flying times from the UK to Delhi vary between eight and twelve hours depending on stopovers. Once in Delhi cheap Lucknow flights are regularly available with the average flight to Lucknow taking around fifty minutes.
Lucknow has plenty of public transport with local buses, taxis, autorickshaws and even a specific tourist bus route to allow you to see the main attractions. When in Lucknow car hire can make visiting the tourist attractions outside of the city easier. If you require cheap hotels Lucknow has plenty with the majority of them being located between ten to fifteen kilometres from the airport towards the centre of the city.
Lucknow has many tourist attractions with some of the more popular being the Moti Mahal Monument which is known locally as the Palace of Pearl, the Hussainabad Imambara Monument which was built in 1837 by Mohammed Ali Shah and the Jama Masjid a mosque built entirely from sandstone in 1423. Once you have explored the many attractions why not stop in at one of the many restaurants in Lucknow to sample some of the local cuisine, it's especially well known for biryanis and kebabs.