Pack Your Bags: 10 Holiday Destinations near Lucknow

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Summer Vacation are around the corner and most of you must have planned your trips. For those who haven’t; there is nothing to worry about. We bring you a list of 10 holiday destinations near Lucknow. So, checkout the list, pack your bags, wear your travelling shoes and get set for amazing vacation.

Here’s we go:

1. Nainital

Nainital Jheel

A popular gateway for those looking for an escape from scorching summers, Nainital welcomes you with splendid lake and astounding scenic splendor. The peeking through telescopes at viewpoints, trekking, shopping at Mall road, boating in lake, a ride on the rope-way and what not. Nainital certainly knows how to amuse its tourists.

Distance from Lucknow: 375 km.

2. Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra

If you haven’t seen Taj Mahal yet; make it a point to visit Agra. The city welcomes tourists from around the world to witness its incredible marvel Taj Mahal. There are other picturesque places in the city which includes Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, and Fatehpur Sikri. Besides you will also get to grab some delectable Petha from the city; plan a trip soon.

Distance from Lucknow: 340 km.

3. Orchha

Betwa River at Orchha

A small town in Bundelkhand Region attracts tourists from all over the world. The place has historical forts, battlement walls, temples with great archeological importance, Raja Ram temple and scenic marvel of river Betwa flowing in all its glory. The place has some really lovely resorts to stay. If history is what you adore the palaces and temples will captivate you or you can also go for river rafting and cycling.

Distance from Lucknow: 322 km.

4. Dudhwa National Park

Dudhwa National Park

If wildlife is something that fascinates you, Dudhwa National Park is a place you must visit. Spread over 490 square kilometers, this place has a treasure of wildlife for its visitors. From tigers, panthers, sambhar deer to over 400 species of birds, you will spot them all. Situated in Lakhimpur Kheri district, visiting Dudhwa National Park is will give you once in a lifetime experience.

Distance from Lucknow: 222 km.

5. Chitrakoot

Jagdal Waterfall

Situated at UP-MP borders, Chitrakoot is a place of great historical and mythological importance. It is believed that lord Ram along with Sita and Lakshman spent some years of their exile in Chitrakoot, the place has several temples and sites having mention of their stay. Major tourist attraction includes Bharat Milap Mandir, Gupt Godavari, Janaki Kund, Jagdal Waterfall and Bharat Koop.

Distance from Lucknow: 221 km.

6. Ayodhya

Hanuman Garhi Fort

The birthplace of Lord Ram, this city located at the banks of the Saryu River is a destination. Not only for Hindus but the city has great mythological importance for Jains as it is also the birthplace of four Jain Tirthankars. Places of interest include Hanuman Garhi fort, Nageshwarnath Temple, Ramkatha Museum and Dashrath Museum.

Distance from Lucknow: 135 km.

7. Corbett

Corbett National Park

One of the finest tiger reserve of India, Corbett National Park will woo you with its exquisite flora and fauna. Jungle safari is the major attraction of the place, beside you can also indulge in fun activities like mud biking, flying fox among others. The place comes with finest of resorts giving delightful experiences to its visitors. Strolling through the jungles you can easily spot deer, foxes and several other wildlife.

Distance from Lucknow: 471 km.

8. Shravasti

Buddha Statue a at Shravasti

A famous Buddhist pilgrimage, Shravasti is a destination that brings for its tourists a window to see closely see Buddhist culture. It was once the capital city of Kosala kingdom, and now stands with remains of the Buddhist era. The place houses the monastery where Lord Buddha stayed for several years. Also, you will get to see the famous Stupas known as Kachhi Kuti and Pakki Kuti amomg others.

Distance from Lucknow: 180 km.

9. Rishikesh

River Rafting In Rishikesh

A perfect blend of spirituality and adventure, Rishikesh is a serene hill station in Uttarakhand. A Pilgrimage site, Yoga capital and adventure center this is one place that comes with a complete treat. The Lakshman Jhula over River Ganga, Parmarth Niketan and Patanjali Yogpeeth are some must visit places. Besides, you just can’t miss the adventurous activities such as trekking, rafting and camping

Distance from Lucknow: 558 km.

10. Varanasi

Ganga Ghat at Varanasi

Varanasi, Kashi or Banaras, no matter how you address this city its charm remains intact. The city of moksha, surrounded by ancient temples and holy giver Ganga has its own rustic charm. Multitude of tourist visit Varanasi from India and abroad. Enjoy aarti at Ganga ghat, visit Kashi Vishwanath temple, Mahakaal temple, Bharat Mata Temple among others. Don’t miss to grab some delicious street food, thandai and the famous Banarasi Paan.

Distance from Lucknow: 320 km.

Hurry Up! It’s time to pack your bags are head for a weekend gateway.

1 Comment
  1. Sunder Iyer says

    Dear Richa,Congrats for such a nice blog. Just a small correction. The picture given with chitrakoot (UP) is of Chitrakote Falls on River Indravati in Chhattisgarh.Thankssunder

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