Festival held in the months of November-December captures the undying
elegance and splendours of Awadh, now Lucknow. A brilliant showcase of the
arts, crafts, and above all the heavenly cuisine of this land, the
festival is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This festival celebrates Lucknow's living culture. The capital city of Uttar Pradesh is alight with excitement during this ten day long event. Colourful processions, traditional dramas, Kathak dances in the style of the famous Lucknow gharana, sarangi and sitar recitals alongwith ghazals, qawalis and thumri create a festive atmosphere. Exciting events like ekka races, kite flying, cock fighting and other traditional village games recreate an atmosphere of Awadh's nawabi days.