Lucknow Trip, June 2019

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Recently I have had the chance to visit Lucknow, the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh which was historically known as the Awadh region. This city is known for culture heritage food and clothes. Be it any city or place, you'll always find some interesting or cool facts, and Lucknow is no exception.

Lucknow is known for its sweet language and for a cloth design called Chikankari. If you'll not be aware of this design then you might misunderstand this with Chicken. This time I learned that the design is taken from Rumi Darwaza which is located near Bara Imambara. Lucknow is extremely popular for Chikan and Lucknavi Zardozi. Both of these are two kinds of stylish and delicate Indian embroideries.

Eating street food near Hazratganj was a good experience. If you happen to visit Lucknow, the evening is the right time to visit this place and you'll find many good restaurants. There are many special cuisines which are always recommended by peoples such as - Motimahal's Kulfi, biryanis, kebabs, and chaats.

This photostream contains stills from this visit.

On the way to Hazratganj
Vidhan Sabha, On the way to Hazratganj

Hazratganj has many good restaurants, I liked Moti Mahal restaurant for Kulfi and Aaloo Tikki. Evening is the best time to visit this area.

Aloo Tikki at Moti Mahal, Hazratganj
Rabri Falooda at Moti Mahal, Hazratganj
Me at Moti Mahal, Hazratganj

Lucknow is also called "City of Nawabs" because in the 18th century this city was ruled by Nawabs.

Satkhanda, Husainabad
Rumi Darwaza
Ghanta Ghar Talab
Bara Imambara
Bara Imambara, View from the top
Husainabad Clock Tower
Street Light
Asfi mosque, Bara Imambara top view
Asfi mosque
Rumi Darwaza, view from backside of the gate
Maharana Pratap Statue, Husainganj
Bara Imambara, Outer view
In front of Rumi Darwaza
Rumi Darwaza
Bara Imambara, first gate

Unplanned meeting with friends, what else you need when you visit new cities.

Friend, me and my wife
Asfi mosque
Bara Imambara top view from inside
Me inside Bara Imambara garden
Asfi mosque, view from Bara Imambara top
In front of Bara Imambara
Bara Imambara

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Ritesh Shrivastav