9 Places to Visit near Lucknow within 200 kms (2024)

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

The ancient city of Shravasti is one of the popular places of Buddhist pilgrimage in India and among the must include tourist destinations in Uttar Pradesh Tour Packages. About 175 km from Lucknow, it was one of the six largest cities in ancient India when Gautam Buddha began to spread his teachings of Buddhism around the Indian subcontinent.

Shravasti is closely associated with the life of Gautama Buddha, who is believed to have spent 25 rainy seasons here. Also, Shravasti is an important center for the believers of Jainism since Sobhanath temple is believed to be the birthplace of Tirthankara Sambhavanath of Jainism. Anathapindika Stupa, Angulimala Stupa, Jetavana Monastery, Shobnath Temple, Vibhuti Nath Temple, etc., are some of the top places to visit in Shravasti.

Shravasti Mahotsav is one of the major cultural events celebrated in Shravasti towards the end of winter (January). Various local artists showcase their talent throughout this festival.

Distance from Lucknow: 173 Kms

Pilgrimage

Officially known as Prayagraj, Allahabad is a sacred city located in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the popular places to visit in Uttar Pradesh, and among the must-include places in India tour packages. It is about 202 km from Lucknow, and 721 km from Delhi.

Also known as Prayag, Allahabad is one of the most religious cities for Hindus in India, and among the prominent places to visit near Lucknow. It is believed to be the spot where Brahma offered his first sacrifice after creating the world hence the name Prayag or Prayagraj where Pra means 'first' and Yag means 'devotion'. Prayag also signifies Triveni Sangam, the confluence of three holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati. This is the place where Maha Kumbh Mela is held every twelve years and is attended by millions of pilgrims as part of Allahabad packages.

The city is home to many many-faceted jewels of Indian culture, full of ancient tombs, and gorgeous parks. Triveni Sangam, Allahabad Fort, Allahabad Planetarium, Chandrashekar Azad Park, Allahabad Museum, etc. are some of the top Allahabad tourist places. It can be visited along with Varanasi tour packages ...

Distance from Lucknow: 200 Kms

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Ayodhya is a holy city situated on the banks of river Sarayu in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the top places to visit in Uttar Pradesh, and among the must-include places in India tour packages. It is about 135 km from Gorakhpur, and 140 km from Lucknow.

Ayodhya or Awadh is the birthplace of the Hindu deity, Lord Ram Shri Ram. This holy city has been regarded as the first one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus, and among the prominent places to visit near Kanpur. It is believed that a temple stood at the supposed birth spot of Rama, which was demolished by the orders of the Mughal emperor Babur and a mosque was erected in its place that was later demolished by Hindu mobs. The construction of the Ram Mandir commenced in 2020 and is the must-include in Ayodhya packages.

Ram Janam Bhoomi, Ram ki Paidi, Hanuman Garhi, Nageshwarnath Temple, Treta Ke Thakur, Mani Parbat, Dasrath Bhavan, Tulsi Smarak Bhawan, Kanak Bhawan, Guptar Ghat, and Bahu Begum ka Maqbara are some of the top places to visit in Ayodhya.

Distance from Lucknow: 136 Kms

City

Formerly Called 'Cawnpore', the bustling city of Kanpur is one of the popular places to visit in Uttar Pradesh and among the must-include places in India tour packages. It is situated about 82 km from Lucknow, and 480 km from Delhi.

Situated on the banks of the holy Ganges, Kanpur is the largest city in Uttar Pradesh, and one of North India's major industrial centers. The city is a perfect blend of history, architecture, commerce, and culture with authentic cuisines, traditional theatrical art. It is one of the most popular places to visit near Lucknow. Having played a significant role in the first Indian war of Independence, Kanpur houses several historical places. One can also visit several pilgrimage places on the banks of the Ganges as part of Kanpur packages.

ISKCON Temple, Shri Radhakrishna Temple, Allen Forest Zoo, Kanpur Museum, Jain Glass Temple, Nana Rao Park, Kanpur Memorial Church, etc. are some of the major and the top tourist places in Kanpur. Besides, Kanpur is home to the much-revered Indian Institute of Technology.

Distance from Lucknow: 93 Kms

Wildlife

At a distance of 52 km from Shravasti, and 56 km from Balrampur, Suhelwa, or Suhaildev Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected wildlife reserve spread across Gonda, Shravasti, and Balrampur districts of Uttar Pradesh. Situated along the Indo-Nepal border, it is one of the popular wildlife sanctuaries in Uttar Pradesh, and among the best places to visit as part of Shravasti Tour Packages.

The forest of Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary was owned by Maharaja of Balrampur before the implementation of the Zamindari Abolition Act 1952 and was known as Balrampur Estate. The forest is one of the oldest forests in Uttar Pradesh and was given the status of a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1988. Sprawling in an area of 452 sq km, this sanctuary is a strip of land, approximately, 120 km long from the east to west and 6-8 km wide. In the north are the jungles of Nepal and together they form a situational unit. The wildlife sanctuary encompasses Tulsipur, Barhawa, Bankatwa, Eastern Suhailwa, and Western Suhailwa Range and the Buffer Zone covers Bhaabar and Rampur Range.

With a buffer zone of 220 sq.km, the sanctuary is known for affluent flora and fauna making it one of the top tourist attractions of Shravasti. The fauna found in the sanctuary includes Leopard, Tiger, Bear, Wildcat, Wild Boar, Sambhar, Spotted Deer, Nilgai, Barking Deer along with Monkeys of different types. Also, Suhaildev is home to 300 species of birds. One can spot, little Grebe, Indian Cormorant, Darter, Indian Pond ...

Distance from Lucknow: 126 Kms

Wildlife

At a distance of 43 km from Lucknow, Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary located at Nawabganj near Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway, it is one of the many wetlands of Northern India, and among the best places to visit near Lucknow.

Also known as Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary, the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is a virtual heaven for bird-watchers, nature lovers, and those seeking a break from the humdrum city life. To promote proper protection and conservation to the resident and migratory birds, the Nawabganj lake and its surrounding areas were declared as Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary in 1984. Managed by the State Forest Department, the sanctuary was renamed Shahid Chandra Shekhar Azad Bird Sanctuary in the year 2015.

Spread over an area of 3 sq. km, the sanctuary provides protection for 250 species of migratory birds mostly from the Himalayas, Tibet, China, Europe, and Siberia. Greylag Goose, Pintail, Common teal, Cotton teal, Red Crested pochard, Brahmini duck, Gadwall, Shoveller, Wigeon, Coot and Mallard, etc. are some of the migratory birds found in the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary. Besides, one can also spot native birds like Spot will, Sarus crane, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Black Ibis, Dabchick, Whistling teal, Open billed stork, White-necked stork, Black-necked stork, Spoonbill, Indian Moorhen, Grebe, Cormorant Darter, Lapwing, Egret, Kingfisher, Nightjar, ...

Distance from Lucknow: 45 Kms

Pilgrimage | Lake & Backwater

At a distance of 24 km from Kanpur Central, Brahmavart Ghat is a holy river ghat located in the Bithoor suburb of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the river Ganges, it is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Kanpur, and among the best places to visit near Kanpur.

The Bithoor suburb of Kanpur city houses some of the most religiously sacred and significant places in the Hindu culture. The Brahmavart Ghat is one such holy place that one must visit while in Kanpur. Dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Brahma, it is believed to be the place where Lord Brahma lived and has started making mankind with clay and all the righteousness in the world. Hence, it is a place of utmost religious and sacred values.

It is here that Brahma Ji has installed a Shiva Linga which is now worshipped as the Brahmeshwar Mahadeva. A horseshoe nail is also embedded on the steps of the ghat. It is believed that this nail belonged to Lord Brahma's horse while they were on the way to the Ashvamedha Yajna. Due to its religious significance, a small temple dedicated to Lord Brahma has also been constructed on the ghat. After a ritual bath in the Ganga, the devotees pray at the temple.

Apart from being a place of religious prominence, Brahmavart Ghat is also growing as a tourist destination and family picnic spot as it is a peaceful place away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The ghat offers a mesmerizing view ...

Distance from Lucknow: 83 Kms

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At a distance of 20 km from Kanpur Central, Siddhi Dham is a meditation & spiritual center located in the Bithoor suburb of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Also known as Sudhanshuji Maharaj Ashram, it is one of the popular places to visit near Kanpur.

Siddhi Dham is one of the beautiful ashrams founded by Shri Sudhanshuji Maharaj, a spiritual preacher in India. Run by Vishwa Jagriti Mission, the ashram has a vast campus and has an artificial Kailash mountain and Radha Krishna temple located on the premises. The ashram also has a very beautiful garden that houses the idols of different Hindu gods including Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, Lord Hanuman, Goddess Parvati, and Goddess Radha. All the idols have a height of 8 feet to 20 feet.

The garden also has a beautiful fountain in front of a cave and walking inside the cave is a whole new experience. There is an aviary on the premises of the ashram having some very beautiful birds including different breeds of parrots like Makaw and kakatua etc. The ashram premises also has an aquarium that houses fishes like the tiger shark, carp, catfish, etc. Behind the temple, there is a non-profit shelter for homeless persons.

Ashram Timings: 8 AM - 7 PM

Temple Timings: 9 AM - 11 AM & 4 PM - 6 PM

Entry: Free

Distance from Lucknow: 89 Kms

Pilgrimage

At a distance of 34 km from Lucknow, Chandrika Devi Temple is a sacred Hindu temple situated in Kathvara village, near Lucknow City. Located on the banks of the Gomti River, it is one of the well-known places of pilgrimage in Uttar Pradesh, and among the top places to visit near Lucknow.

Chandrika Devi Temple is 300 years old and is dedicated to the deity Chandrika Devi, a form of Goddess Durga. According to the temple history, the elder son of the Lakshmana who is the founder of the Lucknow, Rajkumar Chandraketu, was once passing with Ashwamegh horse through the River Gomti. On his way, it became dark and he had to take a rest in the dense forest. Hence, he prayed to Goddess for safety and within a moment there was cool moonlight and the Goddess appeared before him and assured him. Later, he built the temple where the goddess appeared. It is also said that in Dwaper Yuga, God Krishna advised Barbreek, son of Ghatotkach, about the Tirth for acquiring power. Barbreek worshipped Goddess Chandrika Devi for continuous 3 years at this place.

It is said that a grand temple established here during that era was destroyed in the 12th century by foreign invaders. It is also said that around 250 years back some nearby villagers while roaming in the forests, located this beautiful place which was hidden with dense forests. The next day, a villager could locate ...

Distance from Lucknow: 30 Kms

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