7 reasons why we fall in love with Lucknow every single day!

A love letter to Lucknow, the city which will forever be in our hearts no matter where we are

Lucknow as a city is inherently romantic. Though, we instantly start thinking about romantic relationships when we talk about romanticism, yet romance as a concept is entirely different. You can find romance lurking at every corner, even in instances of daily life. From the flutter of a lacey curtain on a quiet evening to the way the sunlight hits the small swing-set on your balcony, romance can be found if you look for it.


Lucknow hence, is inherently romantic; there's something beautiful tucked at every corner here, which makes us fall in love with the city every day, more so on the one's we spend away from it. Lucknow will always have a special place in the hearts of Lucknowites and here are 7 reasons why.

Lucknow is synonymous to serenity

Lucknow as a city has progressed leaps and bounds. From international brands to international cuisines, Lucknow today, has found its place on the global map. Even after all this, the sense of peace the city offers is difficult to find elsewhere. Anyone who has moved out from the city can definitely vouch for the calm the city provides once we come back to it!

The impeccable tehzeeb

People here are polite, loving and kind. There's a warmth in manners and dialect that is quintessential to the city. No matter where in the world you find yourself, if someone utters the words 'hum' and 'aap' you feel a sense of belonging, a sense of home. This warmth, respect for others and softness of tone makes Lucknow a city we can never forget.

The architectural magnificence!

If there's one thing about Lucknow that even those who aren't from the city cannot stop appreciating, it's the architecture. The city has been awarded with relics of its glorious past in form of stunning monuments and we'll forever be thankful for these marvels. Be it the intricate build iof the Rumi darwaza, the many corridors of Bara Imambara or the facade of old havelis in Chowk, one can never get tired of staring at them and appreciating their innate charm.

Festivals bring communities together

Lucknow is a city that is uniquely diverse, which means that people here celebrate each festival with an unmatched fervour. Be it Holi, Diwali, Eid or Bada Mangal, people come together on the streets, in the houses and show that Lucknow will always be the city of love. During Eid people of all religions gather on the streets of Chowk, after midnight and feast on dishes that are specific to the festival and same goes for Bada Mangal where people of all religions are served the holy prasad.

The city is timeless

Lucknow has a timelessness about it that is rare to find anywhere else. Be it the chikan work, Tunday ke kabab or delicate zardozi work, there are things that never go out of vogue in the city and we are forever more appreciative about them. Which is why no matter how long we stay away from the city, we'll always be found sipping on chai at nukkads, happily shopping in the lanes of Chowk & making new plans of ganjing.

People here are as amazing as the city itself

If there's one thing about Lucknow that we love more than the city, it is the people. Lucknow is a city of passionate people. People who are of different races, cultures, social groups and ethnicities, who have come together to call this place home. There is a share belongingness, a feeling of oneness in the love we have for food or the language. Go anywhere in the world and you will still not find people who are so starkly different yet so similar at the same time.

The new-age Lucknow

Though we have long romanticised the old-world charm of the city, the new developments too, make Lucknow what it is today. Be it the marine drive, the new-age eateries or the evening culture that the city has come to accept, everything is uniquely our own and makes the city into what it is today. The old with the new, define not the city itself but the people too, who have changed significantly and yet stuck with their roots and cultural identities.

Knock Knock

Lucknow is a beautiful place to live in and once here, you'll find yourself immensely in love with the city. So much that it'll be hard to call anywhere else home. So share this post with those you think love the city as much as you do and fall in love with it, one more time.

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Moin Kashmiri Tea Point

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Moin Kashmiri Tea Point serves a sweeter rendition of the Kashmiri pink tea, which is must-try when you are in the city! Also known as the Noor tea or Sheer chai, this pink coloured tea is a luxurious blend of saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg - with the essence of kewra! Located in Old Lucknow's Hussainabad, this point serves the original, creamy and rich blend of the gulaabi chai, at pocket friendly prices!

Dosto Ki chai

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Talab- The Chai Junction 

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Chai Peeni Hai

Chai peeni hai? If your answer to the this question, is always a yes, then this place is exactly where you need to be for a cup of warmth in the coming days. With numerous outlets, spread in the city, you do not have to go very far looking for the amazing tea point. Besides tea, you'll find an array of snack options here, or as they call it, chai ke bahane, which we don't think you need, since you have scrolled down till here!

Bun Makkhan Chai

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Bajpai Prem Tea Point

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Nothing can beat the flavours and satisfaction of the good-ol' tapri, Bajpai Prem Tea Point. Besides a heavenly cup of tea, this place also serves full meals to its customers, at pocket-friendly prices!

Sharma ji ki chai

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Last, but surely not the least, the shrine for every tea lover in the city, Sharma Ji Ki Chai, is Lucknow's most popular tea point and you just can't experience the essence of Awadh without sipping on to their tea. Offering the famous gol samosas and bun makkhan, this is that one place in Lucknow that has inspired various chai-points to go live and kicking!

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