Kamalan Getaways

Getaway to Lucknow

Named after a legendary king from the Hindu epics, but was the capital of a major Muslim dynasty that ruled the region – Lucknow is the epitome of cultural synthesis. The language and culture that blossomed in this region came to be identified with all of northern India and the city of Lucknow being the center of it all. Its contribution in the fields of literature, poetry, music and dance is unparalleled. Lucknow’s real charm is not in its monuments, as its proud residents like to claim, but in the Tehzeeb-o-Saqafat or ‘culture and sophistication’ of its people.

Kamalan Getaways are brief thematic sojourns into the inner reaches of India. They can be short weekend travel programs out of large cities like Delhi and Bangalore. Painting an intricate picture of India and its nuances, Getaways give you the opportunity for a fascinating cultural immersion that you wouldn’t normally get to be a part of – all, over a weekend or a little longer.


Starting from INR 19395/USD 325 per person

Best Time to Travel

Ideally August to April, but can be done all year round


Art and crafts, history, culinary, royalty

Price Ranges

This journey is available in Luxury, Mid-range and Budget options


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  1. Kebabs, Kebabs and more Kebabs, if our vacation had a title, that would be it. It was an awesome surprise by my family when I found out that we all were going to Lucknow to celebrate my birthday.

    I have always been a fan of Awadhi and Nawabi cuisine. Just talking about Tunde Kebabs, Galouti Kebabs, Shami Kebabs and the infamous Kakori makes me weak in the knees. My family has had long ties with Kamalan. An online travel agency that gives you an entire experience of the Indian Culture and Indian History.

    We already knew where we wanted to go, it was Kamalan that suggested the places to visit in Lucknow, including the restaurants, hotels in lucknow, tourist places in Lucknow and the historical places in lucknow.

    We often go on weekend getaways as a family, we usually use the help of small travel advisors and plan our family getaways accordingly. This time around, it being a milestone birthday, no expense was spared. We wanted to be pampered on our luxury vacation, and Kamalan proved to be connoisseurs of it, living up to their luxury travel agents status.

    Landed in Amausi Airport in Lucknow, Kamalan arranged a regal weekend getaway,
    starting with a luxury car, Mercedes with chauffeur from our airport to our hotel
    We stayed at Vivanta by Taj, a 5 star hotel in Lucknow, and experienced remarkable hospitality of the City of Nawabs. On our first day out Lucknow sightseeing, we visited La Martiniere College (first European School in the city), followed by Bada Imambara and Chota Imambara (Major mosques in the city with a distinct Mughal Architecture).
    The best part was the food walk through the Old Town in the Chowk Area where Kamalan’s provided tour guide took us to various local restaurants offering the best Awadhi Cuisine in the city. On the second day of our weekend getaway, we took a heritage walk with an Architecture and History expert. We visited Rumi Darwaza, Husainabad Clock Tower, ruins of Lucknow residency and museum, Farangi Mahal, Ambedkar Memorial. Lucknow being famous for ethnic merchandise, we bought Chikan Dress (cotton dress with hand made embroidery), Leather Jootis and some history books. We finished our trip with some more kebabs and some kulfi falooda. Food in Lucknow has its own identity.

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