Once a seat of power of the Mughal and British empires, Lucknow is a genteel, cultured city. The capital of Uttar Pradesh will floor you with its tehzeeb or culture, and tameez, which means grace. Lucknow is also the heart of the earthy, royal Awadhi kitchen, and any holiday here is bound to be a feast.
Lucknow’s Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport is located at Amausi, 15km southwest of the city and offers connectivity to the rest of India and to international destinations like Abu Dhabi and Riyadh.
Lucknow’s major railheads are Charbagh and Lucknow Junction. Several daily routes connect Lucknow to New Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Faizabad and Gorakhpur.
Lucknow is connected by long-distance bus services to nearby cities of Agra, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Jhansi and Varanasi. Most long-distance buses leave from and terminate at the Alambagh Bus Station, located about four kilometres southwest of the city centre.
National Highways 25, 28 and 56 connect Lucknow by road to other Indian cities, including New Delhi, Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur and Dehradun.