If you never included Lucknow on your bucket list for India Must See places in India… Here’s your chance at rectifying that!
Last year we went to Lucknow and it completely bowled us over! And so as soon as we got back, we got to work handcrafting the perfect trip for a small group to help everyone else discover this most beautiful royal city.
Lucknow has this old -world charm with tons of history, mannerisms, and culture. There is no better way to experience these mannerisms than to interact with the doyens. So naturally, we knocked on the doors of the Nawabs & Rajahs for you to get the feel first hand.
From the stunning monuments that whisper tales of royal times to the historical episodes of British Raj, there are mazes, intricate architecture and what not. Yes, the brick and mortar buildings are amazing, but food? Lucknow’s cuisine is considered as one of the finest by connoisseurs of food around the world and is known for its extremely slow-cooking techniques that still survive. This tour is a rare opportunity to walk down the dusty bazaars of Lucknow to taste the kebabs as they have been made with recipes that have been handed down thru generations of royal chefs.
And what trip is complete without a dose of healthy shopping of something truly beautiful and intricate? How about refreshing your wardrobe with Chikan and Lucknavi Zardozi? Not just shop but also experience first hand the working of this beautiful art form done with some curious tools.
This is a small group tour curated only for 10 people.
So spots are very limited and on first come first serve basis.
Make sure you arrive in Lucknow before noon and get checked in to the Renaissance Hotel. Lunch will be accompanied by an expert talk on the history of Lucknow. Following this interesting luncheon, settle down for an indulgent afternoon Tea with a Nawab at his home. Take a walk in the heart of Old Lucknow to discover the heritage & food of Lucknow. It's all about making your own memories!
There is something special about the intricate architecture in the monuments of Lucknow. This morning walk through history at the Bada Imambara & the Chota Imambara and marvel at the beautiful Rumi Darwaza Stop by for a quick visit to a special NGO which empowers women through the ancient embroidery art of Chikankari. After a hearty lunch, enjoy a great interaction with workers of Zardozi & Chikankari. Come evening, dress up for a dinner at Jahangirabad Palace where the Rajah and his family will host you. Is it Royale enough for you yet?
And even though you spent a long time understanding the Lucknowi art forms, today you also get to shop some more. But first, start with an exploration of Lucknow in its British era. Walk with an expert through the ruins of the British Residence and other monuments Don't forget to pick up your souvenirs from this amazing city before you set off on any flight after 5 PM.
2 nights accommodation at the Renaissance Hotel with breakfast
Intimate Dinner with a Rajah at his Palace
Tea with a real Nawab in his ancestral home
Special invitation to visit and interact with the Chikankari & Zardozi embroidery workers
A Culinary & Heritage Walk through the many bazaars of Lucknow
Marvel at the stunning monuments with an English speaking guide
Leisure time allotted for shopping, relaxing, finding your own hidden gems
All local transport in comfortable, a/c vehicles
Airfare to and fro Lucknow
Dinner on day 1, Lunch on day 3
Anything that is not specifically mentioned in the itinerary