Old Lucknow can be called as the ‘powerhouse’ of the city. The best things always originate from the roots and hence purana Lucknow is no doubt filled with the purest and kindest form of Lucknavi culture you will ever see.
Undoubtedly, the people who belong to the purana Lucknow are the best. But they too, are of various types, so here is a list of the variety of people, you’ll find in the roots of the city:
Every corner and every house in the street of purana Lucknow has an artist. Poets, musicians, painters and all the artisans that create the beautiful Chikankari can be seen casting their magic everywhere.
Urdu literature flows in the nerves of people and conversing with any such person and listening to all the legends is as interesting as watching a film. Sitting by the clock tower in the evening, if you ever find yourself in the company of an Urdu literati, trust me your evening is made.
When it comes to showing love, nawabon ka sheher is number one always and this is how the people living in Purana Lucknow will treat you. Don’t worry if you ever lose your way in the confusing interiors, there will always be a helping hand by your side.
There is a thing about people in purana Lucknow, they treat you like you are family. From ‘janab’ to ‘ji aap’ you will never feel like you have been insulted or objectified by any gesture. The charismatic charm of the people will leave you in awe of the city.
The people move at their pace and are happy with what they have. They do not try to be ultra modern and believe in traditions that are culturally rich and this clearly reflects in whatever they do and say.
When it comes to food, Lucknow has its own charm that draws people from all corners of the country here. While there is something to satisfy your cravings in every part of the city, the best lies in purana Lucknow. Akbari gate is the best non-veg adda. To top it all, the smoothest makkhan malai, which is a winter delight, is also found in chowk.
Lucknow is a land full of culture and values and the best example of Lucknavi traditions can be picked up from purana Lucknow, from where the culture originated. Agree?