If there is any city in North India that can keep up with the liveliness of NCR region then it has to be Lucknow. Steeped in history and tradition, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh has transitioned as an exciting, modern hub for students. As you soak in the culture you can also experience the joys of contemporary student life.
These five avenues will ensure that there is never a dull moment in your student years.
Trendy hangouts for the cool crowd
Your college years are when you wear your heart on your sleeve, make friends that last forever. Cafes are the stage for the drama of college life to unfold. And Lucknow has them in abundance, lined across the length and breadth of the city. From the swish Sign In Café in Aliganj to Café GoDown, an Hinglish café with urban, chic ambience; hangouts in Lucknow spell cool charm. Planters Tea Bar and Book Café is cozy with books all around and often have live music gigs that are a hit with students. Mocha is a good value for money café with funky décor and chilled vibes.
Food for the soul
Food is an intrinsic part of the culture here. In fact, delicacies from the land of Nawaabs have their admirers all over the world. Tunday Kebabi of course is the shining beacon for restaurants in the city. The Mughals Dastarkhwan is another place that never disappoints. You can also find options that have made the exotic local cuisine a fine dining experience. Places like Barbeque Nation and Pack N Chew Restaurant in Gomti Nagar offer the perfect ambience for special celebrations in your college life.
Retail therapy at every nook and corner
Known for the elegant chikan fabric, Lucknow is certainly the place to shop. Evenings in the busy and bustling Hazratganj can never get boring. And you can go back home with handsome deals on your purchases. If you want to be at your fashionable best or simply want to experience the cool vibe then you can head to the sprawling malls in the city. East End Mall in Gomti Nagar is the oldest and biggest in the city. Fun Republic Mall and Phoenix Mall also house reputed brands and are a favorite with locals and travelers alike.
If what to do on your day out is the question, then Lucknow has several answers that hit the spot. There are several multiplexes where you can get your regular dose of Bollywood and Hollywood. If you are a nature lover then you can head to the popular Lucknow Zoo or the Gautam Buddha Park, which can be ideal to spend relaxed evenings. Indira Gandhi Planetarium on the banks of river Gomti has its own charm. Amrapali Water Fun Park and Dream World Water Park are meant for a cool down picnics with your friends.
Walk around the heritage city
Lucknow skyline is dotted by buildings that spell stunning architecture, history, culture and art. Bada Imambara situated at the heart of the city epitomizes that with its many unique structures. The British Residency is a surreal mix of gardens and ruins that take you back in time. The Jama Masjid is exquisite with elaborate carvings on the pillars that are inspired by Jain and Hindu culture. And that in many ways reflects the spirit of Lucknow, where harmony, beauty and elegance still reigns supreme.
SRMS Trust has two reputed colleges – Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Engineering & Technology and Shri Ram Murti Smarak International Business School in Lucknow. While the former offers various popular engineering programs, the latter is a top rated management institute. When you enroll for these programs you also sign up for the best of college years in the glorious city of Lucknow.