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Lucknow Festival

Lucknow Festival
Place: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Significance: Tourist Festival

This festival is celebrated between 25th November and 5th December in Lucknow, the capital city of U.P. This capital city of Uttar Pradesh comes alive during this ten day long event.  It captures the undying elegance and splendours of ancient city Awadh, now known as Lucknow. This festival celebrates Lucknow's living culture which provides an insight into the old, cultured, atmosphere of the city. Colourful processions, traditional dramas, Kathak dances in the style of the famous  Lucknow Gharana, Sarangi and sitar recitals along with ghazals, qawalis and thumri create a festive atmosphere. Exciting events like ekka races, kite flying, cock fighting and other traditional village games recreate an atmosphere of bygone Nawabi days. There is a display of crafts and one can have a taste of the famous Nawabi cuisine.

How to get there

Air: Nearest Airport is Amausi (14 km).

Rail:  Super fast and Express trains connect Lucknow to Guwahati, Varanasi, Puri, Kolkata, Dehradun, Allahabad and Ahmedabad.

Road: Lucknow is on the important cross routes of National Highways 24, 25 and 28. UPSRTC bus stand is at Charbagh, opp. Railway station.

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