The Lucknow Mahotsav or Lucknow Festival
celebrates the Lucknow's living culture, which provides an insight into the old, cultured, atmosphere of the city. Colorful 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.
In 2016, it will be held for 12 days from 27th Jan 2016 (Wednesday) to 7th Feb 2016 (Sunday)
Exciting events like ekka races, kite flying, cock fighting and other traditional village games recreate an atmosphere of bygone Nawabi days. There is display of crafts and one can also have a taste of the famous mouth watering Nawabi cuisine.
The 12 day festival, organized jointly by UP Tourism and Lucknow District Administration have stalls by the craftsmen of other states presenting a composite culture of the entire country and provides a platform for the local talents of UP.
The Lucknow Festival captures the undying elegance and splendor of Awadh, now Lucknow. A brilliant showcase of the arts, crafts, and above all the exotic cuisine of this land, the festival is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. One can taste the traditional delicacies of Lakhnawi cuisine, ranging from mouth-watering vegetarian cuisine to the lip-smacking non-vegetarian spread for which Lucknow is famous.
Time for Lucknow Festival
This festival is celebrated in Lucknow, the capital city of U.P. It captures the undying elegance and splendor of ancient city Awadh, now known as Lucknow. The 12 day long event captivates the everlasting grace and grandeur of the ancient city Lucknow. This Mahotsav commemorates Lucknow’s current culture which offers perceptibility into the old and cultured atmosphere of the city.
How to Reach Lucknow Festival
The time of Lucknow Festival is the best time to visit Uttar Pradesh as this provides the great chance witness the religious festival and fair and also be the part of stunning carnival. From the city of Lucknow the nearest airport is Amausi (14 km). Super fast and express trains join Lucknow to Guwahati, Varanasi, Puri, Kolkata, Dehradun, Allahabad and Ahmedabad. Lucknow is on the vital cross routes of National Highways 24, 25 and 28. UPSRTC bus stand is at Charbagh, Opp. Railway station.