Charbagh Railway StationLucknow the capital of Uttar Pradesh has two railway lines: Broad Gauge and the Meter Gauge. Lucknow Junction with a railway code of LJN is a meter gauge railway line whereas Lucknow Charbagh station or popularly known as Lucknow Station having LKO as its railway code is for broad gauge trains. This railway station is situated at Charbagh. Various trains like Duronto, Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Gorakhpur Express, Lucknow Express and many others have Lucknow Junction as their stops. The amazing building of Lucknow station reflects the architecture and beauty of the entire city. The structure reflects the so called Nawabs of Lucknow.
Built in 1923, this beautiful building of Charbagh railway station looks like a palace. Its architecture and design combine the concepts of Rajputs, Awadhi and Mughals. One of the most important and unique thing about Charbagh railway station is that the aerial view of the station appears to be like a chess board game and its dome and pillars look like the pieces of chess board. Charbagh railway station has 9 platforms and various express and slow passenger trains pass from this station.
This station can unofficially be called as a part of Charbagh railway station as it is adjacent and an extension to the Charbagh railway station. This station has 6 platforms and has meter gauge trains running here. However, it also serves as a terminus station for broad gauge train and hence it is a junction for most of the express trains. This station is the main junction for some of the trains coming from Howrah, Chennai and Mumbai CST. This station too has various passenger and express trains running.
Though this station is just an extension to Charbagh railway station, the building of Lucknow Junction station is a separate one. This building is built up of red sand stone.
There are various hotels located in the Charbagh area or near Charbagh railway station. Some of the hotels you will find near Charbagh railway station include the following:
Luxury Hotels near Lucknow Railway Station
Hotel Clarks Avadh – This hotel at M. G. Road is about one and half kilometre from Lucknow station. The average price of room for one night is Rs 6000.
The Piccadily – This hotel is located within seven kilometres from Lucknow Charbagh station. The average price of room for one night is Rs 6500.
Vivanta by Taj – This luxury hotel in Gomti Nagar is situated within ten kilometres from Lucknow station. The average price of room for one night is Rs 10000.
Value for Money Hotels near Lucknow Station
Hotel Charans International – Situated within a distance of about two kilometres, this hotel is a good value for money alternative. The average price of room for one night is Rs 1000.
Hotel Presidency Inn – This hotel too is situated within a distance of two kilometres in Hazratganj area. The average price of room for one night is Rs 2000.
Hotel Deep Avadh – One of the cheapest hotels located in Charbagh area with average price of room being less than Rs 1000 is a real value for money hotel.
Budget Hotels near Lucknow Station
Hotel Mandakini Saket – Located in RTO compound within the area of two kilometres, this hotel offers various basic facilities at an affordable rate. The average price of room for one night is Rs 1200.
Hotel Simla Palace – This hotel is located at Latouche Road, offers a room at an average price of Rs 1500 per night.
Hotel Manglam - This hotel is located at Latouche Road, offers a room at an average price of Rs 1700 per night.
If you are on a short trip or prefer to stay nearby Lucknow station then the above-listed hotels are one of the best hotels you can select from.