Category Archives : Lucknow Culture

Culture (Tehzeeb) of Lucknow

Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival 2018 – A Celebration of Life

The Sanatkada Lucknow Festival celebrates the heritage of Lucknow. It was an initiative undertaken by Sanatkada, a creative non-profit in 2006 to promote the rich culture of the city through various activities. The festival holds a series of programs such as panel discussions, book reading sessions, exhibitions and film festivals. Food and handicrafts, not just […]

a still picture from dance allethaiyya ka qissa during wajid ali shah festival lucknow

Lucknow and its Fondness for Vibrant Cultural Events

Every city in India has its own unique story to tell, whether its history, culture or traditions, and Lucknow is no different. When we talk about the City of Nawabs, the first impressions which come to mind are Lucknow’s glorious past, Nawabi-era monuments, culture, dance, music and cuisine. Being so culturally rich, Lucknow has actually […]

3rd Annual Wajid Ali Shah Festival, 2016

The third annual Wajid Ali Shah Festival, held on 14th February, 2016 at Chhattar Manzil, transported the audience to Matia Burj where Nawab Wajid Ali Shah was exiled after the mutiny of 1857. The audience got to see the nostalgic nawab’s yearning to see Radha Krishna’s Raas that came alive in the form of a ballet. […]

Wajid Ali Shah Festival 2016_Chhattar Manzil

Mahindra Sanatkada Lko Festival 2016

Sanatkada Festival Lucknow

Sanatkada, which began in 2006 as an initiative to revive the culture and art of Avadh, has now become almost synonymous with the Lucknowi art, food, language and culture. Lucknow, traditional and modern at the same time, has always attracted visitors who are looking to relive the past and at the same time appreciate the […]

Daastangoi and Qissagoi: The Lost Art of Storytelling

Over the centuries, the one thing that has not changed perhaps is the bond that exists between children and their grandparents. Upon looking back on their childhood, most people would associate those carefree days with the warmth and love that they received from their grandparents. During these days of jocund serenity, one remarkable memory most […]

Daastangoi performance in Lucknow

Christmas Season in Lucknow

Christmas is finally here and the festivities have begun in truly Lucknawi fashion! Lucknow immerses itself completely in any festival it celebrates. Christmas is celebrated on 25th of December worldwide as the birthday of Jesus, and is one of the most important festivals in Christianity. Christmas, this year has the entire city decorated in red and […]

Diwali In Lucknow

Diwali Celebration in Lucknow Celebrating Diwali with family and friends bring special moments and memories to cherish, especially for those who are staying abroad or out of Lucknow. Diwali brings them an opportunity to return home for a much needed vacation. Lucknow is unlike anything else on Diwali. The five day festival signifies the victory […]

Where to buy Chikan suits and Kurtas in Lucknow?

Lucknow city, famous for its Chikankari—the exclusive and intricate form of hand embroidery native to the city and very close to the hearts of Lucknowites—is a shopping haven in the truest sense. Admired the world over, the art that has adorned every section of the fashion world is freely available here in all shapes and […]

Picture of a temple on Gomti River in Lucknow

The Famous Temples of Lucknow

In the words of a Lakhnawi, “Lucknow city continues to amaze despite the astonishing number of years I have spent here!” You can never judge the predominant religion of Lucknow. The city loves to celebrate all the festivals irrespective of the religion. Lucknow is home to some of the famous Mosques, imposing Churches, stately Gurudwaras […]