If you do not have time for a long vacation, you can take a break from your hectic work schedule and head for a weekend getaway near Lucknow to enjoy some leisure time with your loved ones. Several places in Lucknow await to take you on a historical, religious and serene journey. Book cheap hotels in Lucknow and start exploring the nearby tourist destinations, mentioned below:

1. Dewa Sharif

A small town located in the Barabanki district, Dewa Sharif is one of the most recognized religious places near Lucknow. The place holds the renowned shrine of Haji Waris Ali Shah, a sufi saint. The shrine also consists of a mosque, an on-site khanqah and the tomb of the sufi saint. Due to the beautiful interiors, amazing architecture and religious significance, the place witnesses people from all religions. The best time to visit the place is during Holi and, and “Dewa Mela.” The ten day “Dewa Mela” is organized every year in the months of October and November to commemorate the saint.

2. Ayodhya

Ayodhya is a spiritual place in the Faizabad district, located on the banks of river Sarayu. There are several religious places in Ayodhya like Ram Janmabhoomi temple, Raja Mandir, Knank Bhavan, Hanuman Garhi mandir etc. History buffs can visit attractions like Moti Mahal, Gulab bari and Bahu Begum ka Maqbara, Ram Katha museum and Tulsi Smarak Bhavan museum. The best time to visit this place is during the festivals of Diwali and Dusshera when the whole city witness a grandeur celebration and Ayodhya is in full swing.

3. Shravasti

Shravasti is a place that holds significance for Buddhism and Jainism. The ancient city remains are divided as Sahet and Mahet. These places are an essential part of tourism. Sahet is known for stupas and the Buddhist monastery Jetvahana Vihar. Mahet is known for Kachchi Kuti and Pakki Kuti which have stupas of Anathapindika, and the cave and stupa of Angulimal. If you are looking for tranquility, you should surely visit the Ananda Bodhi Tree and Vipassana Meditation Centre.
Stunning Jain temples such as the Shobhnath Jain temple and Shri Shwetambar Jain temple are also located here. For wildlife enthusiasts, there is the Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary with a diverse flora and fauna. Grab your hotel offers from HappyEasyGo and head for Shravasti for a weekend getaway.

4. Varanasi

Varanasi is a city that spreads charm and mesmerizing beauty and is the holiest city in India. The city has a plethora of temples, shrines and ghats where you can indulge in divinity and seek blessings of the Almighty. Popularly, called as the Lord Shiva’s city, several people from across the globe visit here every year to take a holy bath in the pious Ganges River. Varanasi should be top in your bucket list if you want to have an unforgettable experience during your weekend getaway. The spiritual Ganga aarti, chants and the essence of aromatic ambiance will surely fill your heart with calmness and serenity.

5. Sarnath

Located on the confluence of the Ganga and Varuna rivers, this town is heavily influenced by Buddhism. The sacred sites and the beautiful architecture of the place will surely leave you spellbound. Major attractions of the city include the statue of Standing Buddha, Buddha Purnima, Tibetan temple,Thai temple and monastery, Chaukandi Stupa, Ashoka Pillar ruins, Archeological Museum, Dhamek Stupa and Garden of Spiritual Wisdom. To achieve tranquility, there is also a yoga education and training society.

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Author's Bio: 

Sanjay Pal is a professional writer. he has more than 5 year experience travel industry. currently he is working in hotel booking.