Like a smell of certain type of flower on the breeze, or a song on the radio that reminds us of another time in our lives, the handicrafts and embroidery of Uttar Pradesh garner a strong reaction from many Indians. Embedded as a culture and tradition within the nerves of U.P., the art and craft..
Saunter along from the Residency and you arrive at the architectural marvel that is the Kothi Farhat Bakhsh and the adjoining Chattar Manzil. Built by Maj. Gen Claude Martin in 1781, Kothi Farhat Bakhsh (then called Martin Villa) was used by him as his residence till his death in 1800. It was later purchased by..
As you saunter out of the Asafi Imambada and turn to your left, another imposing structure rears up in front of you that immediately lets you know that you are in the famed city of Lucknow. Although modeled on a similar archway in Istanbul, the Rumi Darwaza has become the quintessential symbol of Lucknow. You..
The Gomti flows languorously through the city that is as much a geographical place on this planet as it is a romantic symbol of all that is beautiful, artistic and genteel in the hearts of its citizens. Once the seat of Nawabs of Awadh, Lucknow today is a modern cosmopolitan and the State Capital of..
The second largest city of North and Central India after Delhi and the State Capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is a city that is different things to different people. For some, it is the apogee of culture, finesse and craftsmanship that once had people calling it the Constantinople of India. For others it is a..