There are so many reasons to love Lucknow, but one of them is its wonderful culture, which is beautifully referred to as Ganga Jamuni Tehzeeb. It is a tribute to this lovely secular culture that the entire city is dotted with different places of worship, from mosques and temples to churches and gurudwaras. One such religious structure is Gurudwara Yahiyaganj, a holy place for followers of Sikhism.
From the outside, the structure of the temple looks quite small. The interiors of the gurudwara are surprisingly large. The atmosphere is as tranquil as you would expect in any other religious place. There is also a fascinating story behind its creation. It is believed that Guru Teg Bahadur (ninth of the ten Gurus in the Sikh religion), visited the city of Lucknow during 1670 and then stayed there for three days on his return from Patna Sahib (one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Sikhs). This gurudwara was built in memory of that event. There is also an art gallery inside which displays various events related to the Sikh Panth.
Popular Nearby Tourist Attractions
There are several tourist attractions in Lucknow which you can visit after seeking blessings at Gurudwara Yahiyaganj. Here are some of the other most visited tourist attractions in Lucknow which you can explore.
- Buddha Temple
- Shaheed Smarak
- Jain Temple
- Lord Hanuman Temples of Aliganj
- Sikandar Bagh
- La Martiniere
- National Botanical Research Institute
Best Time to Visit
Gurudwara Yahiyaganj is located in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. During the summer season, it can get extremely hot here, with the average temperature being 42°C. If you are fine with the heat, go ahead and plan a trip during this time. If you prefer travelling in cool and pleasant weather, then you should visit this city during the winter months. Sightseeing and exploration become extremely enjoyable activities with the great weather to keep you company.
How to Reach?
To reach Gurudwara Yahiyaganj, you will have to first reach Lucknow. This city enjoys a good connectivity to cities located in close proximity, as well as the major cities of India, by train, air and road. Here is the best way of reaching it.
By Train: Lucknow Junction Railway Station is the major railway station in Lucknow. It operates trains to all the major cities. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or any other private vehicle to reach Gurudwara Yahiyaganj, a drive which should not take you more than 14 minutes approx.
By Air: Lucknow has its own airport called Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. It operates flights to all the major cities of India as well as those abroad. However, after arriving at the airport, you will find a lot of taxis and private vehicles for hire. From the airport, it should take you about 50 minutes to reach this place.
By Road: Lucknow enjoys a great road connectivity to the cities located in close proximity like Kanpur (86 km), Jhansi (316 km), Agra (323 km) and Varanasi (280 km). Kanpur and Jhansi are connected to Lucknow via NH27, while Varanasi is connected to it via NH 30. If you are coming to Lucknow from Agra, then you will have to take the Agra Lucknow Expressway.