Category Archives : Lucknow Culture

Culture (Tehzeeb) of Lucknow


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

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 […]


The Gharara Culture of Lucknow

  Ones’ attire speaks volumes about his personality, fashion sense and attitude. Clothing is one of the most imperative necessities of human race that is subject to continuous revamp, development and new seasonal trends. Different parts of the world have diverse clothing styles but some types of apparels have a rich lineage behind them to […]


Pari Khana: The Hub of Cultural Activities during the Nawabi Reign

Lucknow was considered the cultural capital of northern India during the Nawabi era. The Nawabs used to enjoy the traditional Ghazals and Nazms sung by accomplished singers in their courtrooms and reputed Kathak dancers are said to have impressed the Nawabs with their artistic dance moves. With their appealing grace and charm, the courtesans, who […]


Mushairas and Lucknow city 1

In today’s world, people have numerous entertainment options to choose from. Right from excursion trips to picnics, movies to discos, the choices are numerous and wide-ranging. However, in the olden times, entertainment was all about social gatherings or Mehfils that were organised with Urdu poetry recitations and Ghazal renditions for amusement. The “Mehfils” gave birth […]


Lucknow ka Jashn-e-Virasat: Lucknow Mahotsav

India is known for its diverse culture. Every city in the country has a unique feel and energy that captures the very essence of it. Lucknow is one such city that has an authentic Nawabi feel to it and a distinctive energy coupled with the leisurely approach so synonymous with the city. Lucknowites love to call themselves […]