The Lucknow City smells of: Nawab, Kabab & Aadab

The first thing that you will notice about Lucknow is its old-world charm, mirrored by its exquisite monuments, British-era buildings, and the well-known ‘Lakhnawi Tehzeeb,' the etiquette of the people of Lucknow. The ‘City of Nawabs’ is the capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh thrives along the banks of Gomti river.

History and Culture

Lucknow is also known for its elaborate cuisine and Chikankaari, or exquisite shadow-work embroidery on fine muslin cloth. The legacy of the Nawabs of Lucknow has been passed down through generations, bestowing the city with its well-known culture and delectable cuisine. Lucknow is a historically important city and for many centuries was at the heart of North Indian culture. In particular, the city was famous for its Adab and Tehzeeb (manners and hospitality), intricate embroidery, beautiful gardens and dance forms such as Kathak. It was also one of the sites of the 1857 Indian Mutiny (or First War of Indian Independence). Today Lucknow is dotted with remnants of its rich cultural past.

Interesting facts about Lucknow

  • It is said that Bara Imambara has about 1024 ways to go to the terrace but one way to come back from there.

  • It is believed that Rumi Darwaza is similar to the gate in Istanbul known as Bab-Humayun.

  • Lucknow Racecourse was built in 1880 during the colonial era, since then has not lost its charm but becoming better every year. Horse racing is one of the most popular sports among the elites of Lucknow. 

  • A beautiful white stone with spiral is found only in Gomti River. It is gifted to one another as consider the bearer of prosperity.


October to March is the best time to visit Lucknow, the weather is pleasant and suitable for sightseeing.

Best Time
  • October - March

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