April to March, in other regions June to May
Literacy rate (15+ years old)
Primary school – 88.9%
Lower secondary school – 66%
Upper secondary school – 31.3%
Children, adolescents and youth (6 to 17 years old) – 3,067,813
Adolescents (12 to 14 years old) – 10,591,069
In 2023, the Acronis Cyber Foundation Program provided Study Hall School in Lucknow, India, with a fully equipped computer classroom. This classroom includes 35 computers, a projector, and other essential equipment. Study Hall School is the first institution in the area to offer access to such a high-quality computer classroom and education.
Despite global efforts to increase girls’ school enrollment in India, their educational completion rates remain low, and their learning outcomes are often limited. Recognizing the challenges faced by girls in the country, including barriers related to poverty, gender, caste, and religion, Study Hall School is dedicated to prioritizing girls’ education and creating a safe and empowering environment for them. The computer classroom will play a vital role in bridging the digital divide, as the girls will begin learning IT skills from a young age, thus fostering their digital fluency and preparing them for the future
About the country
Republic of India
1,375 billion people
Indian rupee (INR)
The climate of Lucknow is subtropical. The best time to come is from mid-November to mid-February but keep in mind that the pollution in that time is the highest. In the middle of winter it can get a little cold and fog can be persistent.
Annual average temperature
Mid-June – early October
Mid-October – early June
A grand monument and mosque, built in the late 18th century as a relief project for a major famine. It is known for its impressive central hall, which is said to be one of the largest unsupported domes in the world, and its intricate and ornate carvings and decorations.
A smaller but equally impressive as Bara Imambara. It was built in the mid-19th century by Nawab Mohammed Ali Shah as his own mausoleum. The interior of the building is decorated with ornate chandeliers, mirrors, and inlaid marble, and it is considered a prime example of the fusion of Mughal and European architectural styles in India.
Ambedkar Memorial Park is a memorial dedicated to Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution and a prominent leader of the Dalit community. The park covers an area of over 100 acres and features a large statue of Ambedkar as well as multiple other monuments, museums, and galleries dedicated to his life and legacy. The park is considered a major tourist attraction and a symbol of Ambedkar’s contributions to Indian society and the struggle for social justice.
A landmark of Islamic architecture in India and is known for its impressive size and grandiose design. The mosque features a stunning red sandstone and white marble structure with three towering domes and two 40-meter-high minarets, which makes it one of the largest and most recognizable mosques in India. It is a popular tourist destination for visitors interested in Indian history and architecture.
Agra is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India, known for its rich history and cultural heritage. Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Agra include Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this stunning mausoleum is a symbol of love; Agra Fort that served as the primary residence of several Mughal emperors; an ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri known for its well-preserved palaces and monuments; Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb; Mehtab Bagh, a serene garden located across the Yamuna River from the Taj Mahal, offering stunning views of the monument, and many more.
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is known for its religious and cultural significance, being a major center of Hinduism and attracting large numbers of pilgrims and tourists. Some of the most famous landmarks in Varanasi include the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and the Ghats along the banks of the Ganges River, where Hindu pilgrims come to perform traditional rituals and bathe in the sacred waters.
The town is associated with Lord Krishna, who is said to have spent his childhood in the area and performed many of his mischievous acts, or “leelas,” here. The town is home to numerous temples and shrines dedicated to Krishna, including the famous Banke Bihari Temple and ISKCON Temple, and is a major center of pilgrimage for Hindus.
Lucknow: The Piccadily, Clarks Avadh
Agra: Sheela, Vista Rooms, Moti Palace, Crystal Inn, Kasturi
Varanasi: Atithi, Sun Beam, Shanti Palace, Alka, Ganpati Palace
Vrindavan: Shri Krishna Palace, JK Guest House, Gopa Guest House, Radha Palace, Shree Radha Krishna Bhawan
Places to eat
Lucknow: Tunday Kababi, Dastarkhwan, Bamboo Shoots, Faizabad Road’s Street Food
Agra: Panchi Petha, Kesar Restaurant, Bhagat Ji Ki Kachori, Dosa Plaza
Varanasi: Kashi Chat Bhandar, SITA Bhojanalaya, Baba Ka Dhaba, Blue Lassi Shop
Vrindavan: Shri Radha Krishna Bhojanalaya, Annapurna Bhojnalaya, Shree Krishna Bhojanalaya, Shri Krishna Rasoi, Sri Nathji Bhojanalaya
Best souvenirs from the country
Pashmina shawls, kashmiri carpets, sarees, brocades, Indian footwear, Ayurvedic products, sandalwood products, aromatherapy products, Madhubani paintings, miniature paintings, blue pottery, stoneware, Terracotta pottery, traditional oil lamps, tea, spices, masalas, jewelry
Thomas Cook India, Cox & Kings, MakeMyTrip
Linguistic Solutions, TridIndia
Proposed one week tour
Day 1: Varanasi
Day 2: Arrival to Lucknow, city tour
Day 3: Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Ambedkar Memorial Park
Day 4: School visit
Day 5: Agra
Day 6: Vrindavan
Day 7: Jama Masjid and Delhi tour