Book flights to Lucknow

Soak up the grandeur of India when you book flights to Lucknow with flydubai. We have a regular schedule of flights departing for the capital city of the Uttar Pradesh region, with both Economy Class and Business Class fares available.

Skip the queues and check-in online before you leave for the airport – this handy service is available from more than 60 locations across the globe. Whether you’re at home or in a hotel, you can also download your boarding pass on to your phone and arrive with all your documents ready to go. If you prefer to check-in in person, you can check-in at our airport desks which open three hours before the flight departs. There are also self-service check-in machines at Dubai International Airport (DXB) to help speed up the process. 

Book an Economy Class ticket and enjoy your journey from the comfort of one of our ergonomically-designed seats, complete with a personal HD touchscreen and in-flight WiFi. Flick through our action-packed selection of movies and TV shows, re-watching old favourites or tuning into new releases. Pick up a snack from our refreshment trolley, stocked with crisps, drinks and sweet treats, and make the most of your personal cinema experience.

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Feed your appetite with a delicious meal from our pre-booked hot menu. Inspired by recipes around the world, our line-up of dishes is wide ranging, so you can tuck into an Indian feast, get a taste of Italy or enjoy authentic Spanish flavours at 30,000 feet.

Make it a journey to remember by upgrading to our exclusive Business Class cabin, where you can stretch out in a spacious Italian leather seat. A dedicated member of our team will tend to your every need, serving hot and cold dishes from our à la carte menu. If you’re travelling for business, you can also fold out your personal desk and connect your laptop to the WiFi to make sure you never lose touch with the office. From the comfort of your seat, catch up on emails or prepare for upcoming meetings as you fly through the air to Lucknow.

Things to do

Get lost in Bara Imambara

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Perhaps Lucknow’s most famous sight, the Bara Imambara is a majestic sprawl of domed gateways, palatial buildings and perfectly-manicured gardens. Mazing tunnels snake through the complex and rumours of hidden treasure fill the air. Join a guided tour and find out more about the fascinating history of this sacred hall, born out of desperate times during the drought of 1784.

Walk under Rumi Darwaza 

An ornate gateway into the centre of Lucknow, the Rumi Darwaza welcomes a constant stream of cars, rickshaws and scooters through its decorative arches. During the day, the intricate stonework of this 18th-century structure gleams against the bright blue sky. When darkness falls, shining lights showcase the Raj-era gateway in all its glory.

Visit colonial ruins

Bearing the scars of battle and siege, the crumbling ruins of the British Residency offer a vivid insight into the final days of colonial India. Visit the onsite museum to find out more about the pivotal events of 1857, which took place in these distinctive red buildings, before enjoying a sun-drenched stroll around the grounds.

A guide to Lucknow

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Standing on the banks of the Gomti River, Lucknow is a spectacle of architectural grandeur in the northern plains of India. The capital of the Uttar Pradesh region, this vibrant city roars into life against the backdrop of palatial buildings and iconic monuments.

Admire the architecture

Bara Imambara might be the sight that attracts tourists to Lucknow, but it’s by no means the only structure which warrants admiration. Fusing traditional Indian and Persian styles, the structures of this city are regal and meticulous, entrancing all who visit with their dignified beauty.

The smaller sister of Bara Imambara, found just five minutes’ walk away, Chota Imambara is a gleaming white palace crowned with a gilded dome. Tranquil waters stretch out from the entrance arches, glinting in the midday sun, while the tombs of royal figures lie peacefully inside.

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Further down the river, you’ll come to Chattar Manzil. Fondly known as the ‘Umbrella Palace’, owing to the distinct shape of its dome, this radiant structure is instantly recognisable by its sunshine yellow walls and European-style design.

See the monuments

Complementing the city’s impressive architecture, Lucknow also has a number of must-see monuments. Standing tall over the Ghanta Ghar Talab lake, the Husainabad Clock Tower is a red-brick homage to London’s Big Ben with a decorative white petal clock face.

An iconic animal in Indian culture, the noble elephant takes centre stage at Pratibimb Sthal, the main entrance to the Ambedkar Memorial. A grand total of 62 stone elephants line the glossy pave stones, standing with their trunks raised. Follow their path and admire the bronze monument to Dr Ambedkar at the end of your stroll.

Taste the flavours of India

Celebrated across the world for its aromatic spices and punchy flavours, Lucknow delivers an Indian feast with a kick. Atmospheric kebab and curry houses can be found on almost every street, serving up dishes fresh from the coals. For an authentic flavour of the city, sink your teeth into a kebab from the 100-year-old Tunday Kebabi eatery, found in the winding streets of the Chowk neighbourhood.

Stroll through the gardens and parks

Escape the bustling downtown streets and enjoy a moment of quiet in the lush green gardens of Lucknow. Flourishing along the east banks of the river, Gomti Riverfront Park offers scenic walks along palm-lined promenades with pure white pavilions offering a shaded spot to soak up the views. Tucked away in the trees of Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Park, you’ll find an eclectic array of monuments, including a black and gold steam train which peeps out through the foliage.

Useful information

Visa

All tourists entering India need a visa. Contact your local embassy for more information and to find out if you’re eligible to apply online.

Currency

The local currency of Lucknow is Indian Rupees (INR). Common notes are 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 2,000.

Language

Lucknow locals usually speak Hindi and Urdu is also common. If you need assistance from an English-speaker, head to a nearby restaurant or hotel.

Weather

The climate in Lucknow is hot all year round, with temperatures soaring past 30°C and reaching as high as 46°C between April and June. If you’re visiting between July and October, expect some rain as monsoon season swells over the city.

Getting around

For tourists in Lucknow, there are three main ways to travel – rickshaw, taxi or bus. When travelling on public transport, make sure you have the address of your destination written down to show the driver as they may not be English-speakers. If you’d like to explore Lucknow at your own pace, hire a car with us.

Airport information

Lucknow Airport (LKO) – also referred to as Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport – is about 20 minutes’ drive away from the central district. You can travel by bus, pre-paid taxi or hire car. Inside the terminal building, you’ll find an array of duty-free shops, restaurants and snack bars to browse at your leisure.

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