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The culture of Lucknow is still very much alive and retains its old world charm still today. Popularly known as the ‘City of Nawabs’, Lucknow is famous for its fine arts ,traditional cuisine and the most courteous people you will ever find in India. The cultural tradition of Lucknow was pretty much influenced by the Mughal era and you find that Mughal touch in almost everything that relates to the culture of Lucknow city. The lip-smacking cuisine, the pleasant music and wonderful dance forms or the chat language, everything has a touch of the royal splendor that Lucknow once flourished in.

Royal colors of Lucknow

Lucknow People

The people of Lucknow are among the warmest and the most courteous people in India. They are known to be very sophisticated, soft spoken and treat guests (visitor, tourists, other) like Gods. The place Lucknow has a prosperous cultural heritage and is known to be the city of Nawabs.

Lucknow Cuisine

  • The cuisine of Lucknow has its own distinct individuality and uniqueness.
  • The traditional foodstuff of Lucknow was extremely patronized by the Mughals thus giving it a very royal touch.
  • The royal chefs and cooks were skilled to give that distinct royal touch and royal look to anything they cooked.

Lucknow Music and Dance

Music and dance in Lucknow have been much influenced by the Mughal rule India. The kings were identified to lead a life of pleasure and their main source of entertainment was to indulge in music and dance.

Lucknow Languages

In Lucknow, languages differ from region to region. The most common languages of Lucknow are Hindi, which is spoken all over India. But, the most prominent language spoken in Lucknow is the Urdu language. Although it is an ancient language, it is very much common in Lucknow. In fact, the language is synonymous with Lucknow and is often referred to as ‘Lucknowi Urdu’. It is the form of Urdu that is used by most literary figures like novel writers and poets.

In Lucknow ‘Urdu Language’ is also the official language. Apart from Urdu and Hindi, many other languages are spoken in different-2 parts or region of Lucknow. These include the two thousand year old language called Awadhi, Braj, Bhojpuri, Koshali and Koeli. Bhojpuri is a widely spoken language in not just Lucknow but also most of Uttar Pradesh and the neighboring Bihar state .The younger generation of Lucknow is well versed in English as most schools and educational institutions impart education in English medium.

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