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Culture of lucknow

Lucknow’s rich and eternal culture owes its origin to the traditions of the Nawabs of Awadh, who were known for their sophisticated lifestyle. The city is considered as one of the greatest hubs of Muslim culture in India. Lucknow has a rich poetic tradition and has been home to some of the most famous Urdu poets, including Mir Babar Ali Anis and Mirza Dabeer. Lucknow has a distinct ‘Nawabi style’ cuisine, consisting various types of mouth-watering biryanis, kebabs and breads. With innumerable restaurants, some of which are more than a century old, Lucknow is a foodie’s paradise. \n\nFestivals in Lucknow are celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm. Apart from religious festivals such as Eid, Diwali, Holi, etc., other festivals such as Lucknow Mahotsava are organised annually, showcasing the culture of the city. Lucknow is famous for its classical Indian dance forms, music and drama. Kathak dance took its shape in the city and it has also been home to eminent Ghazal singers. The embroidery style of ‘chikan’ originated in Lucknow. Other styles include ‘zari’, ‘kamdani’, ‘zardozi’ and ‘gota’.

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  • Theme of Lucknow [Culture, Heritage, Cuisine]
  • You'll love Lucknow for [Nawabi cuisine, People, Historical places]
  • Watchout for [Extreme weather conditions]
  • Best Time To Visit
    October - February
  • Altitude 404 ft. above sea level

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    • PATPatna
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    • 12:35 13:35
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    • 06:45 08:00
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      6E-6325
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lucknow Travel Talk Sharing travel experiences - one story at a time

5 Budget-Friendly Homestays In Lucknow Known For Their Hospitality

5 Budget-Friendly Homestays In Lucknow Known For Their Hospitality

Cosy homestays in Lucknow close to the railway station and other points of sightsee.

20 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
Reasons Lucknowi Handicrafts Are Vivid And Rich

Reasons Lucknowi Handicrafts Are Vivid And Rich

From stunning embroidery to terracotta jewellery, Lucknow handicrafts are meant for all tastes and budgets.

16 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
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From Handcrafted Fabrics To Perfumes, Lucknow Is A Shopper’s Paradise

From Handcrafted Fabrics To Perfumes, Lucknow Is A Shopper’s Paradise

The City of Nawabs is popular not only for its architecture and history, but also for the treasures hidden in its many local bazaars.

06 Aug 2018  | 3- minute-read

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