The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, is sprinkled with exceptional buildings from the British Raj era, superb mausoleums and delectable food. It offers a lot to see and do for a greedy traveler and for those looking for a laid-back time, Lucknow invites you with open arms too. With wide boulevards, sprawling parks and gardens and oversized monuments give the city an atmosphere of tired grandiosity. Remember especially to visit Tunday Kebabi, a 100-year-old Lucknow institution that serves beef (buffalo) kebabs for just ₹5 each – a real treat if you can find it in the maze of streets that is the Chowk district and walk along Akbari Darwaza, a historic gate at Lucknow’s Chowk.
The city has a phrase for its rich culture, love for the culinary arts, gracious living and heart-wrenching beauty: Nawab, aadaab, kebab and shabab.
Here’s a picture gallery paying tribute to all that Lucknow is and more: