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Hello from Lucknow!

Hey you lovely people 🙂

This very first post of mine is more likely to be an intro post. I’m new to the blogger world and pretty much exited and passionate about it. I would be reaching to you guys through my blogs on Indian lifestyle, travel, food, fashion, culture and every other thing which my eyes find tempting and the little writer inside me finds worthwhile!

Starting right from the beautiful place I live in, Lucknow, The city of Nawabs. Popularly known as the cultural city of North India, this place carries with itself, an essence of rich Awadhi lifestyle. The whimsical spoken language and the soft accent add to the peculiarity of this place. A linguistically dignified city of India, where ‘Shuddh Hindi’ and ‘Saaf Urdu’ go beautifully hand in hand.

Indeed the city of ‘Tehjeeb & Adab’ hearts the perfect blend of fashion, food and lifestyle. ‘Lifestyle’ with richness of art, culture and traditions, ‘Fashion’ which is ethnically modern , ‘Food’ obviously mouth watering ‘Mughlai’ which is famous throughout the world and most important to mention a list of must visit ‘Places’ within the city with a sheer tale of history.

While writing something about Lucknow how could I forget to pen down about its art and handicraft, something which is way rooted to the core of this city. Being a sucker for local handicraft and handmade products, my heart goes gala over the jaw dropping ‘Chikankari’ work. The use of pastel shades for the fabrics in Chikankari work makes it more sophisticated and soothing.

The annual Art & Craft fairs and solistice Cotton and Silk expos sponsored by U.P government inviting veteran weavers from all over India to promote local handicraft is something I can’t miss visiting. One can find so many beautiful things together in a go. And that too not very pricy!

National Book fair held every year is one of the events worth paying a visit too. You may find books from all over the world stacked at one place. Being a crazy book lover I use to buy a whole lot of my favourite authors every year which cost me only 50 to 200 bucks each which are priced between 500 to 2000 something!

Oh so beautiful! evening in those busy streets of Hajratganj tends to be ironically peaceful. I find myself more connected to old Lucknow rather than the Lucknow of present time. The places in old Lucknow are the mirrors which reflect the glory of its past. Them old monuments and buildings bestowed the city with an iconic skyline which stand high singing the saga of their splendid history. A magical sunset by the side of river Gomti seems to cast a spell, a beauty can’t be praised enough!

Oh yes! The places in old Lucknow, I forgot to tell u, are the gourmets of the city, endorsing a family of kebabs, biryani, kulfi, tokri chaat, meetha paan and what not. And everything too delightful and mouth watering. My heart belongs to this city and it has got something to which I can’t stop writing about, but I need to remind myself that this post was meant to be an intro post. Hahah!

Hope I try connecting more with you people with the help of these featured pictures below. Some of them are taken from my lenses and some belongs to flicker images. If you have something to add on then please go ahead and let me know your views, ideas and suggestions too in the comment section below.

Will be coming back soon with some more beautiful post!

Love,

Shivani

streets of Hajratganj!
streets of Hazratganj
The Imambara
The Imambara
beauty of Ambedkar Park at evening!
beauty of Ambedkar Park at evening!
this setting beauty!
this setting beauty!
Them beautiful pillars!
Them beautiful pillars!
a sneak peek into past..
a sneak peek into past..
mouth watering kebabs!
mouth watering kebabs!
these iconic skyliners!
these iconic skyliners!
the gorgeous chikan work!
the gorgeous chikan work!
scenic view of hotel Taj!
evening by the side of river Gomti!
evening by the side of river Gomti!
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