Lucknow is an old city and steeped in tradition. Many historians say that this city was founded by Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama. It stands out as the home of Awadhi cuisine and Nawabi Tahzeeb. But there is a lot more to Lucknow than culture, food and its unique ‘tehzeeb’.Here is a list of the best places to visit in Lucknow at night for a view of the city in another light.
Places to visit in Lucknow at night
1. Aminabad Market
One of the places to visit in Lucknow at night is the famous Aminabad Market.
This shopping place dates back to the Nawabi era, and you can see many shops selling goods that are traditional in nature. If you want to indulge in some street shopping, you may come to this place in late evenings and nights and see the market glow with excitement.
2. Prakash Kulfi
While kulfis are best relished in the afternoons, it is very common to see the locals
flock to this shop in the late evenings and nights. If you are a first time traveller to this city, then one of the things to do in Lucknow at night is stand in a queue at Prakash Kulfi and wait for your turn.
3. Wrap up your dinner with a ‘paan’ at Azhar Paan Bhandar
To have a paan after dinner is something essential for many Lucknow people. Though there are many paan shops in Lucknow, we would recommend that one of the things to do in Lucknow at night after dinner is to visit the famous Azhar Paan Bhandar at Akbari Darwaza. Having a paan here is a divine experience for many paan lovers as the ambience is not just relaxing but also traditional. This paan shop has been in business for three generations so the shop owner knows his craft very well.
4. Shake a leg at the Underdoggs Sports Bar
In case you are missing out the nightlife of Mumbai or Delhi while on a visit to Lucknow, head over to one of the most sensational pubs in downtown Lucknow. One of the things to in Lucknow at night is to visit the Underdoggs Sports Bar and Grill in Gomti Nagar. This bar is open until midnight and is a favourite place for the Lucknow swish set. The cost for two people in this bar is Rs. 1300/ so that is quite a deal. This bar serves the Mediterranean, Italian and American food and is quite popular among people who love sports and their drinks.
5. Spice Caves
One of the best places to visit in Lucknow at night is also located in Gomti Nagar. The Spice Caves is ideal for the romantic at heart and is also child-friendly. You can easily find this place in the Patrakar Puram locality. Open until 11 PM at night, this bar is pocket friendly.The cost for two is Rs. 1,200/ – only. The highlights of this restaurant are that it has a cave-like ambience, has valet parking and broadcasts live events.
6. Go Shopping at Hazratganj
One of the best places to visit in Lucknow at night is the Hazratganj
area. This marketplace came up during the British era, and its many shops are designed keeping in mind the colonial architecture. If you want to buy branded goods and also want to eat the famous street food of Lucknow, then Hazratganj is the area we will recommend. You can also do some window shopping here which is what interests a lot of people here who call it ‘Ganjing’. In the evenings, after you are done with shopping, you may watch movies in some of the cinema houses here.
7. Retail therapy at Chowk
Lucknow has many marketplaces and one of the interesting places to visit in Lucknow at night is the Chowk market. This cloistered bazaar is a paradise for the inveterate shopper who will be delighted at the various options here. Bargain to your heart’s delight and shop till you drop. You can buy footwear, apparel, clothes, linen and several other household items in this lovely market.
8. Have you been to the Taj?
We are referring to the Taj Mahal Hotel in Lucknow here. The Taj hotel is one of the best places to visit in Lucknow at night with your family. You can have a tasty dinner and later enjoy one of the many musical performances organised in this iconic hotel.
9. Get haunted by history at the Residency
One of the interesting places to visit in Lucknow at night or late evenings is the Residency. This building was burnt down in 1857 during the war of Indians with the British.
10. Rumi Darwaza
This is one of the landmarks of this city and one of the things to do in Lucknow at
night is a visit to this medieval era gate. At night, this gate is adorned with several glowing bulbs which give off a surreal feeling.
11. Go back to School (La Martinerre)
No, we are not saying that you should start attending your school once again. What we are hinting is a visit to the famous La Martinerre school that was set up by the French in the 19 th century. This building is one of the best places to visit in Lucknow at night and soak in the colonial atmosphere.
Often associated with good food, a unique culture and beautiful clothes, Lucknow is underrated as a modern tourist spot. Explore the city at night to discover another side to it, and do share your experiences with us.