Mati is a village in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located in Lucknow district, about 22 km south of the state capital Lucknow. It is a typical North Indian village, and those willing to get a first-hand experience of the traditional Indian way of life can visit this place.
Places to Stay
Lucknow has some good budget options to stay in. Some of them are Hotel Diamond Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), SBG Heritage Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Amarpreet (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Shivam Inn (Tariff – Rs. 500) among others.
The official language of Mati is Hindi.
The Lucknow Festival, also called Lucknow Mohatsav is organised every year in November-December. Vrindavan Sharadotsav, celebrated in October every year, is a celebration of lord Krishna.
Places of Interest
Lucknow, only 22 km away, is a popular tourist destination with its historical monuments and places of religious interest. The Satkhanda, a clock tower built in 1840, the walled city of Sikander Bagh, Janpath market for its embroidered cloth and attar (Islamic perfume), the Rumi Darwaza as well as the State Museum are all worth visiting.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Mati is the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow, at a distance of 13 km.
The nearest railway stations are Mohanlalganj Railway Station and Utrahtia Railway Station – both 12 km away. However, for greater connectivity, Lucknow Railway Station is the best. It is situated 19 km from Mati and connects Mati to many important cities.
Some consistently reliable private operators in Lucknow are Shri Raj Bus Service, Rayhan Travel House, Thaku Transport Co. and The Travel Ways. State transport buses also ply in the area. Ticketgoose.com offers several bus ticket booking discount from time to time, avail of it while buying your tickets online.