Lucknow Mahotsav is a 10-day festival organised each year in Lucknow City
A zoomed image of a craft item :--
Lucknow Mahotsava is a festival representing the Awadh culture.Organised each year by State Government of UP, and this year it continues for 10 days from 22nd November to 2nd December 2013 -may be extended ?
Lucknow Mahotsava 2012 :Ekta ki virasat - Ganga Jamuni Tehzib
One can enjoy and see the Lucknow's kathak dances, sarangi and sitar recitals along with ghazals, qawalis, and thumri. etc., relish Lucknow foods, have joy rides and get a lot of information about developments, culture, facilities and tourism in Lucknow.
Days of Lucknow Mahotsava : During the year 2012 it was 26th November to 9 December 2012.
Visitors relishe here Lucknow Food cuisine and the world famous foods. Around 30 stalls remained crowded with Lucknowites and people coming from different parts of the world. Most interesting were Makhan Malai, Thandai, Kesaria Dooth (milk),Tundey Kabab, Kabab parathas and other non-veg mouth watering dishes. Wahid Biryani, Special pan. Some stalls serving Rajasthani food - selling laddoos, pakaure, Khasta, etc. remain crowed during mahotsav duration. It was observed that people like the food items more than the joy rides.
The festival is also a shopping delight, as craftsmen and artists from almost all parts of the country reach Lucknow and their crafts become the major attraction of festival.Lucknow Chikan clothes, Lucknow clay work are also liked by all. Around 250 commercial stalls, 387 crafts stall, 60 pavilion, 45 food stalls, 40 ice creams and beverage stalls and 70 stalls for agricultural fair have been set up in 2012.
The great events like ekka (horse pulled) races, kite flying, car races, cock-fighting and other recreation make the Lucknow festival a great fun. More than lakhs of people gathered from far and near to enjoy the festival.
What's new : Cycle Rally, Kushti (Wrestle) Boat Race and chess event.
Location : The venue of the festival is Kshetriya Park, Sector L, Ashiyana, near Bangla Bazar(Jail Road) in Lucknow, Although a good car parking is available but because of huge crowd, particularly on holidays, people have to park their cars on the roads mainly during last two days of the festival.
Time required to visit : Full day
Entry ticket : Rs.10/- only each person for a day.(valid for both Mahotsav and Cultural events)
Information About Lucknow Mahotsava: 2011
Lucknow Mahotsava held in Kshetriya Park- Smriti Upvan, (Near Bungla Bazar), Lucknow.
Some of the images are :2012
Lucknow Mahotsav is not merely a 10 day cultural extravaganza in the city of Nawabs, it is an excellent showcase of the arts, crafts, delicious cuisine of this city and above all it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Lucknow Mahotsav 2009
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Care: Please take care of children in the fare.