The capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, is known as one of the greatest cities in the northern part of the country. The city known for its deep rooted history and cultural significance is also known as the ‘City of Nawabs’. Lucknow at one time was an important seat of force for the Nawabs of Awadh. There are a few spots in and around the city for voyagers to explore and have an incredible time. Here are some of the best places close to Lucknow that you can visit.
Lucknow is perhaps one of those few places in the country which is still known for its deep rooted history and cultural brilliance. With great cuisines, religious spots, arts and music scenario and other places of architectural wonders, Lucknow should definitely be visited if you like exploring the historical wonders of city. If you’re coming from the national capital, you can find several Delhi to Lucknow flight to reach the city. Let’s take a look at some of the best places to visit in the city.
Jhansi – Though a small city, Jhansi has a great history to explore. The city was once the spot of the imperative stages in India’s battle for freedom, during the rule of Rani Lakshmibai and the sepoy rebellion of 1857. Jhansi comes under the Bundelkhand district with spots like Khajuraho, Orchha and Panna also falling within the region. You can still find the some amazing places showcasing the artistic brilliance of the Chandela workers. The Jhansi Fort, Rani Mahal and the government museum are some of these places which should definitely be explore.
Kanpur – The commercial and industrial capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur is another famous destination to explore in the state. Situated on the banks of river Ganga, the city was also one of the main centers during the start of the industrial revolution. The city was established during the rule of the Chandela Dynasty during the 10th and 13th centuries and was under the rule of several other kingdoms. Today, the city is known for its markets selling amazing leather products. The city is located few miles apart and incase you’re wondering how to reach Lucknow the city is well connected to other cities in the country.
Varanasi – Popularly known as the Kashi and Banaras, the holy city of Varanasi is considered as one of the ancient cities to be inhabited in the country. Located on the banks of the Ganga river, the city is one of the holiest places in India. The city got its name after the two ancient rivers, Varuna and Assi, which met here. Varanasi is well known for its ghats, which is by and large serves as the spot for taking a dunk in the sacred water of Ganges and for cremating bodies. Taking a walk around these ghats will help you find a few intriguing old stories of the locale. The acclaimed Ganga aarti which takes places amid sun sets at Dashashwamedh Ghat is an awesome approach to have an enchanted affair of the city. The Kashi Vishwanath sanctuary is another significant religious destination in the locale and consists of one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.