Lucknow is characterised by the richness of its exceptional Islamic and British Raj-era architecture. Its multi-layered cultural splendour offers a wealth of experiences which cover everything from cuisine, to music and dance, poetry and literature to the art forms which have made it a shopper’s paradise. Explore the rich narratives of the rulers who shaped its fortunes as one of the most evolved world capitals of its times. Wander its streets with an informed native storyteller who will unravel its charms and wondrous offerings.
Why you will love it
- Exploring the aesthetic appeal of famed architectural marvels
- Revisiting stories of Lucknow's mythical and historical beginnings
- A guided tour to understand the city’s fusion of Indian cultures
- An eco-friendly tonga ride to Chowk, in the heart of the old city
- Food trail through Lucknow’s oldest eat streets
What you will experience
In addition to its breathtaking sunrise, Lucknow's colours enchant as you walk through the streets that flaunt their upbeat culture. While we narrate stories of the city’s rich days-of-yore you can indulge in the visual treat of majestic buildings, and learn what inspired and who summoned up these rich architectural gems.
A short Tonga ride (horse-drawn carriage) will bring you to Chowk, the beating heart of old Lucknow. The ride itself a wonderful rewind to the olden time's mode of eco-friendly travel in the city streets now awash with noisy-polluting vehicles. Our first stop at the Teele wali Masjid with its serene panoramic view of the city. Moving forward we visit architectural wonders such as Rumi Darwaza, modelled after the Sublime Porte in Istanbul, and also Bada Imambara which serves up the best views of the city.
To delve into the rich nuances of Lucknowi culture, we explore bustling markets to sample the sumptuous delicacies of Lucknow’s refined cuisines. The oldest streets (gullis) have the best gems such as Tundey Kebabs of global fame, among other specialities such as Kallirams poori-subji-jilebi, chai, and Namash.