For The Traveller In You | Long weekend getaways from Lucknow this Republic Day
As another extended weekend approaches with Republic Day falling on a Friday, you have the luxury of a three-day escape. In anticipation of this opportunity, we've curated a list of getaways from Lucknow.
So, all you are left to do is, pack your bags and make the most of the Republic Day extended weekend with these short trip recommendations!
Dudhwa National Park
A short trip to the Dudhwa National Park is one of the most preferred weekend getaways for Lucknowites and for good reason. Boasting a unique ecosystem, the place is home to diverse and abundant wildlife, featuring tigers, sloth bears, leopards, elephants, and over 400 species of birds.
Take the jungle safari at Dudhwa and book a cozy overnight stay to make the most of this getaway!
All roads are leading to Ayodhya ahead of the Ram Temple opening. After the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony is completed on January 22, you can visit this grand new temple in the forthcoming extended weekend, taking a 2-hour drive from Lucknow.
After all, you wouldn't want to miss the chance to visit what is all set to become the largest temple in India.
If mountains are giving you a call, Nainital is your best bet for a quick getaway to the mountains. From beautiful lakes and mountain views to the serene Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, there's so much to explore in and around Nainital.
With three days in your hand, you can expand your itinerary to include nearby places like Mukteshwar, as well.
A long drive to Agra can be a little tiring but all the weariness is sure to go away at the first glimpse of the Taj Mahal. And even if you have visited the place before, its wondrous beauty is sure to spellbind you.
Apart from the Taj, there's the Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, and several other unmissable places in Agra to keep you busy throughout your short trip.
From intricately designed temples to majestic palaces and, of course, the Gwalior Fort, this city in Madhya Pradesh has all that it takes to become the perfect getaway from Lucknow. Although relatively underrated, it is high time Lucknowites explore the royal charm of Gwalior.
Also, the best time to visit the place is between September and March. So, what's the wait for? Pack your bags and go go....Gwalior!