Organized by– UP Tourism and Lucknow District Administration
Entry Fee– INR 10
Highlights– Cultural extravaganza, traditional village games, several competitions, Ghazal and Thumri nights, performances by celebrities, Sitar and Sarangi recitals, sumptuous delicacies, Kathak performances etc.
Organized every year between 25th November and 5th December, Lucknow Mahotsav is a 10-day festival that is filled with colorful performances, sumptuous food, several interesting competitions and a lot of entertainment. The theme of this year is Shaan-E-Awadh-Jashn-E-Lucknow. This event is a celebration of the rich culture of the city and a display of the traditional plays, Sitar and Sarangi recitals, Thumri, ghazal, and Qawali nights, lively processions and Kathak dance performances from artists of Lucknow Gharana. There are also performances by Celebrities, famous artists and old classical singers. If you have an interest poetry, you can attend Kavi Sammelan and Mushayara, and enjoy the performances of national and local poets and shayars.
Interesting events like cock fighting, Youth festival and Drama Competition, ekka races, kite flying, Vintage car rally, boat race and similar other village games are a part of this festival and create an atmosphere of the days of the Nawabs. One can also have a look at the traditional crafts of Lucknow. Do not miss savoring lip-smacking delicacies of Nawabi cuisine. The Mahotsav is a delight for food connoisseurs and offers a vast variety of tasty dishes from several cuisines including Kababs, Paranthas, Non-vegetarian delicacies and Kesaria Doodh.
Lucknow Mahotsav is jointly organized by UP Tourism and Lucknow District Administration. This is also a platform and a chance for showcasing the talent of the state’s craftsmen (special stalls) and local performers of the state. Promotion of Lucknow Tourism is another motive of this festival and is flocked by both national and international tourists. The magnificence and sophistication of Lucknow, erstwhile Awadh is surely going to charm you.