Chhota Imambara (Lucknow, India) by juanita


The land of Nawabs is famous for its divine taste and fashion with grace and

grandeur. The Awadh is a collection of refined lifestyle and fashion. The place is

really followed by the refined lifestyle. The ancient monuments, narrow lanes,

huge and beautiful Imambars are the charisma of Lucknow. The Nawabi lifestyle

has the culture of kathak dance and delicious Awadhi cuisine.

Royal touch of Awadh-

The era of Nawabi lifestyle was influenced by the Nawab Asafuddaulah in the

year 1775, By the Nawab’s effort the place has seen the days of the flamboyance

and luxury in every step.

The active participation in the activities of social culture has given Lucknow a new

name ‘City of Tehzeeb’ which you can see in every person you meet in the city.


Bara Imambara, Lucknow, India

Culture and Art of Nawabi Era-

The effluence and grace for the art of the Nawabs have created new walls for

literature, dance and music in India. This was the time when Urdu poets were in

the world with their excellent poetry under the wise patronage of the Nawabs.

Hindustani Classical music like anything and thus making it hugely popular form of

art in India at that time. The Lucknow Festival celebrated between 25th

November and 5th December every year still maintains the charm of the Nawabi

era. Since then, Indian literature has never been the same as before. The

admiration for the art and music of the Nawabs flourished the practice of Kathak


Royalty of The Avadhi Cuisine

Lakhnavi Nawabs were great lover of fine food and were never ready to

Mutton Biryani

Succulent Awadhi Mutton Biryani

compromise on the quality. Be if the vegetarian food like Dum Pukht , Dum Aloo

or the non-vegetarian items like Dum Mutton and Dum Murg, the Nawabs of

Lucknow undoubtedly deserve kudos from all the food lovers of the world. Their

regular experimentation in the royal kitchens gave the Avadhi cuisine a new

height of fineness and dimension .The mouth watering fragrance of the Noor

Pulav , Dum Biriyani, or Mori Pulav are sure to allure you like anything. Lucknow is

also known as the ‘land of kebabs’ where the variety of Kebabs include the

famous names like Seek Kebab, Nargisi Kebab, Shami Kebab and Galawat Kebab,

which are ready to indulge your senses and leave you speechless. You can try the

hundred years old restaurant Tunde Kebabi in Chowk which serves the best

kawab and Non -Veg dishes all over the lucknow.

Nawabi Style Festival


Kite shop in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India. by Jainrajat11

knowledgeable man to train and look after the parrot and pigeons make it clear

that these sports were not only for fun but a sense of pride and honor was

associated with them. The urge for keeping themselves busy in the idle days,

Lucknow Nawabs invented a number of sports. This lead to some royal

competitions like Kabootar Ladana (Pigeon Fight), Parrot Flying, Patang Udana

(Kite Flying) and Baazi Lagana (Betting) which used to keep them busy throughout

the year.

The enlightenment of Nawabi lifestyle and fashion has made the Lucknow very

graceful as compared with the other places.