Weekend Getaways

Best family weekend getaways from Lucknow

Weekend Getaways near Lucknow

Lucknow, the city of Nawabs and Kebabs, has been a popular tourist attraction since long. People from across the country and abroad come to visit this ancient city. This city in Uttar Pradesh hasn’t got as much fame as it should because of more popular tourist attractions nearby – Agra and Varanasi.

If you are a tourist visiting the city of Lucknow or are a resident of Lucknow, our list of the best family weekend getaways from Lucknow will be useful. Have we missed adding any particular weekend getaway from Lucknow? If yes, please leave a comment and we will have it added.

1. Allahabad

Allahabad is one of the oldest and beautiful cities of India. The city has preserved a great historical charm and which makes it a popular city. Allahabad can make your weekend more interesting than sitting idle at home doing nothing. Once you enter the majestic city, you would be carried away by the eternal charm of Triveni Sangam (meeting point of 3 rivers: Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati). Other places like Hanuman Mandir, Archeological museums, historical sites are popular places of tourists’ interest. After the hustle bustle of whole day visit, you can wrap up the trip by attending the great Ganga Aarti in the evening on the ghats of river.
Distance from Lucknow: 202km
Best time to visit Allahabad: November-March
Approximate Travel timing: 3 hours
Main Attractions: Heritage, Temples, Sangam
Best Suitable for: Family and kids, Friends, Couples

2. Ayodhya

If you are living in Lucknow and want to have a great weekend getaway with your friends or family at a nearest place, you must visit Ayodhya. Although, Ayodhya has faced tremendous political turmoil, yet it marks itself as one the most visited places by people. Religious places like Hanumangarhi, Ram Janm Bhoomi, Babri Masjid, Nageshwarnath Temple they all would add up to fun in your weekend break.
Distance from Lucknow: 135km
Best time to visit Ayodhya: November-March
Approximate Travel timing: 2 hours
Main Attractions: Ghats, Temples
Best Suitable for: Family & children, Friends

3. Jhansi

Jhansi is a beautiful city with two rivers Betwa and Pehunj flowing on its either sides.
The city holds great importance in the pages of history and today it is considered as an emerging tourist destination. Situated near Lucknow, Jhansi is always flooded with people because of its famous sites like Jhansi fort, Saint Jude’s shrine, Parichha Dam and many more.
Distance from Lucknow: 304km
Best time to visit Jhansi: November-March
Approximate Travel timing: 4 hours
Main Attractions: Forts, heritage
Best Suitable for: Family and kids, Friends

4. Varanasi

Varanasi is one among the world’s oldest cities and that’s its greatest charm. Since you are living in Lucknow, you surely have seen lot of courtesy and etiquettes but one must see all the aspects of life and people. That is the sole reason behind me suggesting you to plan a trip to Varanasi on weekend with family so that you can see the seer madness of people and culture. I can vouch for it that you will never regret…that’s how magical this city is.
Distance from Lucknow: 320km
Best time to visit Varanasi: Throughout the year
Approximate Travel timing: 4 hours
Main Attractions: Ghats, Temples & prayer on the banks of river Ganges
Best Suitable for: Family & kids, Friends, & Solo

5. Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot could be a nice choice for a family weekend getaway from Lucknow. This city plays a prominent role in the Hindu epic Ramayana – this is the city where Lord Rama is known to have stayed during his 14-year-long exile. This city has not many but some very beautiful temples and waterfalls. If you want a budget weekend, this is just the right place for you.
Distance from Lucknow: 235km
Best time to visit Chitrakoot: November-March
Approximate Travel timing: 3 hours
Main Attractions: Heritage, Temples, falls & ghats

Best Suitable for: Family and kids, Friends, Couples

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