Lucknow is one of the biggest cities in North India after Delhi. It is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and one of the major centres of trade and commerce. I recently had an opportunity to visit Lucknow for a client meeting. The city is known for its heritage and food. I was very excited as I have heard quite good reviews about the food from the region and also the local textiles and other handicrafts.
Taj Hotel – A Luxury Property in Lucknow
I had done the booking for my stay in advance to get good deals and offers. I always prefer to stay in 5 star hotels as they have world class services and amenities. After looking for all the five star hotels in the city I had booked Vivata by Taj, Gomti Nagar for my stay in Lucknow. Vivanta by Taj is owned by the Taj Group of Luxury Hotels and is a white palatial structure which has an amazing grandeur and elegance.
The structure of the hotel truly reminds one of the colonial eras and the ambience of the place has a delightful fusion of the classic and modern services. I liked the lobby of the hotel which is very grand and is adorned by massive pillars. The dome of the hotel is also amazing which gives a picture of luxurious services and amenities inside. The hotel has a unique blend of pleasure and offers wide range of business and leisure activities.
Services and Facilities by the Hotel
The hotel is situated in the Gomti Nagar region of the city and is spread over an area of 25 acres of gardens. Some of the prominent city malls and historic monuments are also located in vicinity of the hotel. The hotel is located at a distance of 20 km from the Lucknow Airport. I loved the warm hospitality of the staff at the hotel. They welcomed me to my room. Some of the best services and facilities at the hotel which I liked were :
- The Crystal Room and Celius Lawn which are ideal for hosting any type of social gathering
- A 24 hour business centre with boardroom
- An in-house restaurant known as Latitude offering Indian and continental cuisines
- Oudhyana Restaurant offering the finest Lucknawi dishes
- Lounge bar with finest collection of wines and drinks
- Outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre
- Spa treatments are also available
Flight from New Delhi
I was travelling from New Delhi for this client meeting. Delhi is very well connected with direct flights every hour to Lucknow. There are a total of 169 weekly flights which are available in this sector. After checking the flight tickets in all the airlines I had booked economy class tickets with Vistara Airlines. The airlines have good services and facilities and make sure to take care of the passengers need.
I had done my flight booking 40 days in advance and got the tickets at very low prices. The flight was scheduled to be departed at 11 am from the T1 at Delhi Airport. It is a 45 minutes flight to Lucknow from Delhi. The inflight services and amenities of the airlines are very good. After landing in Lucknow I headed straight to Hotel Taj to relax.
The room which I had booked in the hotel was one of the Deluxe Delight Rooms with Pool View and King Bed. The room had all kinds of modern amenities and luxury services to make the stay memorable and pleasant. It had a big LED TV with satellite channels, tea and coffee maker, mini bars and study table. Free Wi-Fi was also available in the room and the attached bathroom had all the modern and luxury toiletries.