Lucknow: The ‘Constantinople’ of India! Nicknamed ‘the city of Nawabs’, Lucknow is the capital of U.P. with a glorious history and has been hailed as one of the centers of culture in Northern India, being the ‘cradle’ of the Urdu language and arts. It is a vibrant, multicultural city witnessing an economic boom .
The Vivanta by Taj-Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, reflects the grandeur of the Nawabi era in its elegant rooms, rich architecture, Awadhi Chikaan embroidery and bold tapestries, thus making for a fairytale ambience.
Tea at La Martiniere, building built by a Frenchman is so breathtakingly beautiful that the mere sight skips a beat in your heart.
City Highlights of Lucknow
Visit the Asafi mosque and the Jama Masjid (both only from the outside), the Bara and the Hussainabad Imambara, the Rumi Darwaza (Gateway), the Husannabad Picture Gallery; stroll through the oldest markets and shop at the Chowk and even meet local artisans.
Victorian Walk in Lucknow
A walk along spaghetti streets of Hazratganj and its market, affords insights to a collision of history, legacy, culture and Lucknowi elite. A freshly brewed cup of Darjeeling tea with a shopkeeper ‘stirs’ up quite some information; discover a paradox of traditional Hazratganj with today’s transformed Ganj; be allured by the maze of flashy shops; get an idea of how Indians and Britons once lived; witness how transformation from days of the Raj has impacted art, literature, culture and style.
Day Trip to Sravasti
Spend an insightful day at Sravasti, the place where Buddha spent the greater part of his monastic life.
Ayodhya Day Trip
Visit the Holy city of Ayodhya… the birth place of the Hindu God, Rama.