At a distance of 3 km from Lucknow Junction, Hazratganj is an old market situated in the heart of Lucknow city. It is one of the oldest markets in Uttar Pradesh, and among the must-visit places in Lucknow for shopping lovers.
Along with Aminabad, Hazratganj is also one of the major shopping areas in Lucknow. The new name of Hazratganj is 'Atal Chowk' after the late prime minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It is the most famous market in Lucknow and is located in the downtown of Lucknow. Back in 1842, the place was known as 'Ganj'. When Britishers took over the city, they re-modeled the place after Queen Street in London. The stone pavements, lamp posts, benches, colorful fountains, uniform pink and cream color with Victorian-style touches enhanced the architecture of the place.
Hazratganj is famous for shopping complexes, theatres, offices, restaurants, books, cafes, and other extravagant little shops. From car dealers to jewellery stores to antiques, one can shop for almost anything at Hazratganj. Hazratganj also has got many shops selling the famous Lucknow Chikan material. Gurjari, Handloom Emporium, and Gandhi Ashram are some of the major handicraft sellers. The British Council Library is also located in Hazratganj.
Naza Market, in Hazratganj, is the second most famous market for computer/IT goods in north India, the first one being Nehru Place in New Delhi. It houses many genuine computer software and hardware retail stores, besides a host of shops selling pirated items. Hazratganj has many good restaurants and food joints like Royal Cafe, Moti Mahal, Aryan, Shukla Chaat Bhandaar, Tunde ke Kabab, Rover's, Mark's Man, Barista, Cafe Coffee Day, Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Domino's Pizza, Baskin Robbins, Yo! China, Subway, etc. One must go to Tundey Kababi and taste its delicious Kababs.
Timings: 9 AM - 10 PM