Lucknow, or the city of ‘Nawabs’ is more than just being a major city in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is rich in history and was ruled by some famous rulers in the past. Today, amongst many things, these 6 things are what make Lucknow famous and a must-visit:
1. Tunday Kababi
This is the first thing that comes to the mind of a true foodie! The pretty city of ‘Nawabs’ is known for this delicacy. This dish is made out of minced meat and is said to be immersed with 160 spices. It is an essential part of the Awadhi cuisine and people like to devour it with a kulfi later.
Located in the heart of Lucknow city, this place is a famous shopping and youngsters haunt. The foundation of this super-famous bazaar was laid back in 1827 where goods bought from China, Belgium and Japan were sold. Today the area houses stores, theatres and a lot of famous restaurants. Royal Cafe in Hazratganj is a must visit to have scrumptious Tokri Chaat.
3. The British Residency
This place served as the residence of the British General who represented the court of Nawab. The ruined building with surrounding beautiful gardens serves as a major tourist and historical architectural attraction for visitors today.
4.The Bara Imambara
This beautiful monument was built by the Nawab Of Awadh in 1784. It translates to a big sacred hall. It includes a mosque, a labyrinth and even a ‘bowli’. The architecture is all Mughal in nature.
5. Heritage Walk
This is another attraction for tourists and a wonderful way to see the Nawabi city. It is a guided tour which begins from ‘Lal Pul’, then Bara Imambara, Gol Darwaja, Chowk Bazaar, Phool Wali Gali and finally concludes at the Akbari Darwaja.
6. Chikankari Embroidery
This beautiful art of embroidery is reportedly believed to have been introduced by Nur Jehan, the wife of Jehangir. It began as a white embroidery on white cloth but has expanded to other colors as well todays.
Have you ever visited the city of ‘Nawabs’? what was your favourite part of the visit?