Getaway from Lucknow in time to catch Kannauj's international perfume fair in December!
Located roughly 122 kms from Lucknow, Kannauj is a dream-come-true for perfume enthusiasts and we sure don't need to emphasise on the rich history of the city that's known as the perfume capital of India.
For those who do not know, Kannauj Ittar has a worldwide GI (geographical indication) tag of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights agreement. It falls currently under the 'One District, One Product' scheme.
Drive down to this perfume haven to getaway from Lucknow on a weekend. And all the more reason to visit Kannauj is that the district will be hosting an international perfume fair in December this year!
Plans to boost perfume industry
The government, as a part of their plan on developing Kannauj as a perfume tourism destination, will also be setting up a perfume park in the district.
"The Uttar Pradesh government has planned to promote the perfume of Kannauj in the international market. The aim is to take the Rs 250 crore perfume business to Rs 25,000 crore," Navneet Sehgal, Additional Chief Secretary, MEME and export promotion, stated.
It is anticipated to be completed by November 15. In addition to this, the perfume business is also predicted to become smoother for traders.
Navneet Sehgal added.
Traders will be aided with the product development, marketing, branding, packaging, testing, and more. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant (CIMAP) will also contribute in promoting the perfume industry.
Lucknowites, it will take you, more or less, 2 hours to reach the place via road, through the Agra-Lucknow expressway. And if you're planning to escape from the city to this beautiful perfume capital, we recommend you to not miss the international perfume fair this year in Kannauj.