Lucknow is a city with the amalgamation of culture, Mughal architecture, finest embroidery clothing and the foremost the succulent Awadhi cuisines along with warmth and courteousness of the people.
With the coming of Eid the local market is flourished with numerous collections, of its zardozi embroidery, wooden articles, and jewelry. The Market has several sub-markets within it including the bird market and the vegetable market.
With the large Islamic follower in the city, the region celebrates the festival of Ramadan with great enthusiasm. The city hosts the delectable food feast for the iftar.
The Mughal inspired Lucknowni cuisines are world renowned, and one can taste the delicious recipes during this festival of Ramadan.
Some of the famous yet scrumptious food to try here are, Galouti kabab– with minced goat and green papaya with aromatic spices. Chicken Nihari, Boti Kebab, Kheema Kalegi have all stemmed from the royal kitchens of Lucknow. Some of the other native Lucknowi recipes like their special dal and pea nimona are also prepared for Iftar.
Another recipe a must try is the Nihari which is stew consisting of slowly cooked meat along with bone marrow. The Niharis are served with Kulcha, which is crispy, flaky breads.
Here’s a list of places to relish the festival of Idul’L Fitr:
Located at the bank of Gomti River & surrounded by lush gardens, built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784, Bara Imambara is one of the top visited and most famous historical places of Lucknow.
What to eat: Radhey Lal Parampara sweets, Raja thandai,
One of the memories of Mughal King Akbar, Akbari Gate stands with small vendors of miniature artworks. The gateway was decorated with armorial fish; the pair of fish is also the insignia of the Nawabs of Awadh.
What to eat: Tunde Kababs, Gulatti, Sweet Rabri
Jama Masjid, As beautiful as Jama Masjid (Masjid-i-jahan-Numa, Delhi), one of the most beautiful, important and holy places in Lucknow which deserves a special mention because of its unique architecture and design.
What to eat: Try Chole Bhature at Ghante wala
Hazratganj is one of the busiest shopping places in Lucknow, shopping complexes, restaurants, hotels, theatres, offices and business places.
What to eat: Butter chicken masala at Dhastar Khan, Eat Lucknowi Dum Briyani at the Chowk area–Idris Dhaba, Also try Faluda Kulfi here.