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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 […]


Picture of the historical Roomi Darwaza, Lucknow

Roomi Darwaza: The Gateway to History of Lucknow

In the words of Mr. George Russell, a reporter for The New York Times, who visited Lucknow after the first war of Indian Independence in 1857, “the stretch of road from Roomi Darwaza to Chattar Manzil is the most beautiful and spectacular cityscape that he had ever seen, better than Rome, Paris, London and Constantinople.” The […]