12 days in Lucknow & Karbala Itinerary

12 days in Lucknow & Karbala Itinerary

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12 days in Lucknow & Karbala Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Lucknow, India
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
2
Karbala, Iraq
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

8
nights
Lucknow, India

Lucknow ©
A traditionally cultural city with peculiar architecture and a blend of civilizations, Lucknow offers popular sightseeing of a number of historic monuments.
Explore hidden gems such as Chandrika Devi Mandir and Constantia House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucknow: Kanpur (Z Square Mall, Jama Masjid, & more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Hazratganj, steep yourself in history at Rumi Darwaza, make a trip to Lucknow University, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Lucknow day trip planning website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Lucknow is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Lucknow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, expect nights in Lucknow to be slightly colder, around 29°C, while days are cooler, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Karbala.

Things to do in Lucknow

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kanpur
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Rumi Darwaza ©
Rumi Darwaza
Hazratganj ©
Hazratganj
Dr. Ambedkar Park ©
Dr. Ambedkar Park

2
nights
Karbala, Iraq

Karbala ©
Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100km southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh. Step off the beaten path and head to Al Abbas Holy Shrine and Shrine of the two sons of Muslim Ibn Aqeel. Go for a jaunt from Karbala to Al Hillah to see Babylon about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tal Al Zainabeiah site, admire the masterpieces at Memory Islam Museum, and don't miss a visit to Imam Hussain's Shrine.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Karbala trip itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Lucknow to Karbala with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Arabia Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Lucknow in August, expect nights in Karbala to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are much hotter, around 53°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karbala

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Babylon
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Al Abbas Holy Shrine ©
Al Abbas Holy Shrine
Tal Al Zainabeiah site ©
Tal Al Zainabeiah site
Babylon ©
Babylon

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