No Wonder Lucknow is named as the city of Tehzeeb (culture)!
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No Wonder Lucknow is named as the city of Tehzeeb (culture)!

Mar 12, 2019

City of nawabs, gorgeousness in all architecture, respect for the other person saying pehle aap, and tongue twinkling dishes - What do these bring to any layman’s mind? Quite naturally, the city of cultural heritage, Lucknow. Beautifully constructed garden areas, decent mannerisms that gives preference to the next person, mellifluous magnetism for music that showcases the aesthetic sense of lucknowites, admiration for poetry and art that’s common for the city’s inhabitants, and the most importantly, the brilliant cuisine that’s a global talk - Aren’t these attractions good enough to earn it the name “The Golden City of the East”?

The Tunday kababi where meat doesn’t take more than a minute to melt in mouth and which is paired the best with rumali rotis,
The Tunday kababi where meat doesn’t take more than a minute to melt in mouth and which is paired the best with rumali rotis,

What goes into the mouth, goes straight into the heart and to each and every nerve of the body- this is the quintessence of what food is in Lucknow. So what is the X factor? Is it the type of dishes, or the expertise of people, or the spices used, or just the fame gained over decades together? While some say it’s the exclusive training to chefs and some quote the spices, it’s all about how the people keep up their spark giving consistent importance to the subject.

So, what should your taste buds not miss to touch upon in this city of gourmet foods?

The Tunday kababi where meat doesn’t take more than a minute to melt in mouth and which is paired the best with rumali rotis, Rahim’s Nahari Kulcha where scintillating spiced meat is stuffed in right amounts of oven fresh tandoori, Rati Lal’s appetising khasti kachori which is termed as the top class breakfast bash where barras and pooris are served with scrumptious chickpea curry and nutty red Chili aloo,

Who wouldn’t want to try out the Gomti nagar veg handi dum biriyani which is the one of the best bets in biryanis?

Crispy Channa batura with soothing lassi In Chowk is something anyone wouldn’t refuse in any season.

The city’s top special, unique Basket Chat where mouthwatering stuffing in the innovative basket shaped pooris is the right bet for all chat lovers and non chat lovers too perhaps,

Can anyone who visits kapoorthala and tries out the veg kebab parantha forget its ravishing temptation in his lifetime? We definitely don’t think so.

Ever knew The 1881 Husainabad clock tower is the tallest clock tower in the country while being pretty close to the London Big Ben in the time of build and height?
Ever knew The 1881 Husainabad clock tower is the tallest clock tower in the country while being pretty close to the London Big Ben in the time of build and height?

The rich Raja thandai, the magnificent makhan malai chowk, and the glorious chappan bhog ki mithaiyan are those desserts without which one’s meal can’t be felt complete.

That’s a good feed for the body and mind. How about knowing some of the best architectures and heritage structures here?

Ever knew The 1881 Husainabad clock tower is the tallest clock tower in the country while being pretty close to the London Big Ben in the time of build and height?

Bara Imambara is known to have the biggest arched hall in the whole world. Isn’t it a matter of pride that many of us have missed to note? And the Chota Imambara that served food during famine to many farmers is worth a mention among the city’s attractions!

The historic British residency which is the home of ancient possessions, the Turkish Gateway which is the gateway of Lucknow, Tomb of sadat Ali Khan known for its best architecture, and La Martiniere college which is the best colonial building are among those majestic monumental structures deserving your time and attention, if you’d really like to feel complete about knowing the cultural heritage of this grand city!

Did you know the nawabs had a great respect always for the 3Ws - Wisdom, women and wine!

The perfect amalgamation of Evergreen rich traditions and the traditional revered mannerisms is the USP of this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious city. No wonder why Lucknow is named the city of Tehzeeb (culture)!