The liveliness of Lucknow city is celebrated through the grand Lucknow Mahotsav or Lucknow Festival. It offers a glimpse of the “Lucknowi Tehzeeb” in the present times as well as the bygone days. The traditional practices of Lucknow are revived wonderfully during the 12 days of this festival.
Date and Venue: 27th January 2016 to 7th February 2016 at Regional Park, Sec-L, Aashiana, Lucknow
Grandeur of Lucknow Festival
If you want to witness the Lucknow culture and its extravaganza, Lucknow Festival is the perfect place to be.
Dance lovers would have a gala time enjoying the Kathak performances during the festival. There are enjoyable processions and theater shows too. People who love music would definitely find the ghazals, qawalis, thumri as well as Sarangi and Sitar concerts absolutely mind blowing.
Famous Indian comedians, singers as well as dancers are expected at the festival this year. You can get a remarkable spread of arts, crafts, delicious Lucknow dishes and entertainment. Do not forget to gorge on the toothsome vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes of Lucknow.
Shopping at the stalls put up by various craftsmen belonging to different parts of India is one of the most sought for attractions in this festival. Lucknow Mahotsav acts as a scaffold for the extremely talented artisans of Uttar Pradesh and other states of India.
Visitors can enjoy interesting activities like ekka tonga races, kite flying, traditional village game of cock fighting and many other games that take us back to the royal heritage of Awadh. Boat races, vintage car rallies, youth festival and drama competitions are also held to attract more and more tourists and encourage U.P. tourism.
Entry Fee: 10 Rupees/- (Available at the entrance itself)
Food and Stay
Lucknow has several luxurious hotels and budget accommodation options for an easy stay. When it comes to food, Lucknow serves great Biryani, Kebabs, Chaat, Sheermals, Kulfis, Lucknowi Paan and Rogan Josh.
Reaching Lucknow Mahotsav
If you have not yet been to Lucknow, Lucknow Festival is the most suitable time to visit it. You would get to see the real Lucknow during these days.
Amausi is the nearest airport, 14 kilometers away from Lucknow. Tourists wishing to travel by train can reach Lucknow from Delhi, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Puri, Dehradun and many other major cities by direct trains.
The venue is around 9 to 10 kilometers from Lucknow NR, the railway station of Lucknow.
The cultural extravaganza showcased in Lucknow Festival makes it a total package of fun and frolic. Have you booked your tickets yet?