Whether it is a conversation with a local taxi driver or a nuanced kathak performance, in Lucknow, tehzeeb (culture) and tameez (grace) find their due place in everyday life. Home to the Nawabs until British occupation, Lucknow has a strong history of being courteous and showing hospitality to visitors.
The characteristic mannerisms of Lucknavi residents combine respectful and poetic language with tongue-in-cheek wit. The era of the Nawabs also bestowed upon Lucknow a love for all things artistic, be it the delicate stiches of chikankari, soulful qawwali and ghazal music or the delightful sight of a kebab melting onto a paratha!
Walking down the broad roads, it’s easy to note how despite unprecedented modernization, Lucknow manages to retain this old-world charm and glory.
Nickname: The Golden City of India, Constantinople of East, Paris of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind
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