Yearly Archives: 2014

The Past Glory of Satkhanda – A Heritage Monument

The fine subtlety and grandeur of the historical monuments built by the Nawabs of Lucknow, coupled with the glorious past of the city have influenced many historians and writers to acknowledge Lucknow as the “Constantinople of the East.” The old city area of Lucknow is replete with historical monuments so much so that it seems […]

Satkhanda-An unfinished heritage at Husainabad Lucknow

A picture of University of Lucknow

Centre for Learning: The University of Lucknow    

  Lucknow city is home to one of the earliest seats of learning in North India. The University of Lucknow is, in fact, ranked among the oldest and leading universities of the country. The campus has a rich past coupled with glorious architectural brilliance incorporating the Mughal and Victorian era designs that Lucknow is synonymous with. The idea of […]

Adorn your Persona with Exquisite Chikankari of Lucknow

Chikankari of Lucknow All of us inadvertently tend to form opinions about a stranger based predominantly on his dressing style and sense. The way you dress up surely speaks volumes about your personality. Branded clothes do have their own appeal, but the presence of some form of indigenous craft in clothing has its own charm. The […]

A picture of a chikan kurta with heavy work.

When is the best time to travel to Lucknow?

Rightly called the Constantinople of the East, Lucknow, draws hordes of tourists who flock the city for their wide ranging individual pursuits. Some seem to draw salvation from the mystical old world charm of the numerous historical monuments of the city; others seem to marvel at the stark contrast between the old city and the […]

Picture of an old engine at display outside Lucknow's Charbagh railway station

Picture of Christ Church at hazratganj in lucknow

Christ Church, Lucknow    

Lucknow, the city of Nawabs can be said to be the city with the most secular sentiments, culture and heritage in Uttar Pradesh. The secular mentality has been deeply ingrained in the Lakhnawis since the times of the Nawabs, who even introduced a uniform code of dressing and greeting for the true Lakhnawi aawaam (public). Lucknow […]

Dilkusha Kothi: Remnants of the Past

The Dilkusha Kothi, also known as the “English House’’ or the “Vilayati Kothi’’ is a historical monument located on the banks of the river Gomti. The once splendid kothi, is in ruins today and the monument is only known for the garden area, called the Dilkusha Gardens being used for various social events. But heritage […]

Picture of Dilkusha kothi at lucknow


The Grandeur of the Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal

The city of Nawabs, Lucknow is synonymous with rich historical past and splendid monuments, not to forget the numerous parks and gardens for which the city is sometimes referred to as “Baghon ka Sheher”. There are accounts of some very interesting things about the unique evenings of the city that are peculiar in their own […]

The Growing Apartment Culture: Real Estate in Lucknow

  Lucknow has always been the artistic and cultural hub of North India. Splendid historical monuments, beautiful gardens, courtly manners, fine cuisine, music and poetry are some of the marvelous attributes associated with the city of Nawabs. Lucknow is also recognized as the “Constantinople of India” as many eminent historians have given the title of “Shiraz-i-Hind” […]

Picture of Christmas Eve decoration at the Cathedral Lucknow

Christmas celebrations at St. Joseph’s Cathedral

Lucknow has some of the finest churches from the British period while the Nawabs of Lucknow also cared for the Christian population of the city. Keeping with the secular tradition and culture of city, it is not surprising that Christmas celebrations  are grand in Lucknow with all the churches decked and glittering with lights on the […]