Lucknow is aptly called the city of many splendours. Not only does it have a rich architecture but its multicultural vibe is felt as soon as you land in the city. The city is welcoming and the "pehle aap" (after you) dictum is still a part of everyday life for a true Lakhnawi. The city of Nawabs flourished as the artistic and cultural capital of North India way back in the 18th century which gives it its old world charm. The exquisite monuments that were built during the ancient times are still preserved for the present to see and cherish. Be it the Jama Masjid that boasts of intricate designs in yellow sandstone or the Moti Mahal on the banks of the river Gomti that speaks volumes about the lives of the emperors and Nawabs back then. Lucknow is a city for the avid explorer. The Rumi Darwaza constructed way back in 1784 showcasing the fine architectural style of Awadh and the Bara Imambara (also known as Bhool Bhulaiya) are a must visit.
Be it kebabs or chaat, the culinary extravaganza can only be experienced once in the city and cannot be described well enough in words. Shop for fine chikenkari kurtas in Hazratganj and stop by for some kebabs and kulfi at Aminabad and you will experience Lucknow in all its glory!