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Lucknow's Chikankari products are weaving in an average sale of 40k per day at ODOP expo

Within ten days, Uttar Pradesh's One District One Product (ODOP) exhibition at Dilli Haat, has sold items worth ₹35 lakhs. With 118 stalls showcasing UP's exclusive goods, the fair has witnessed a visible interest in chikankari products and consequentially, soaring sales, among visitors. This month-long exhibit in Delhi, which will end on September 15, has already seen a footfall of ten thousand people in the first ten days.

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Surviving the Siege of Lucknow, Sikandar Bagh is a reminder of the city's cultural legacy

Every Lucknowite has either read Shatranj Ke Khiladi penned down by Premchand or watched its cinematic adaptation by Satyajit Ray. Either way, you know that the City of Nawabs played an important role during the Revolt of 1857 and Sikandar Bagh can be called its epicentre, for it bears a connection to the Siege of Lucknow. Built during the nineteenth century by Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Lucknow, this Bagh is spread across almost 4.5 acres of land. If you want a peek into the rich heritage of this city, then tag along with us on this know-all virtual tour of Sikandar Bagh.

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Here's everything you need to know about the legendary Chikankari work in Lucknow

Lucknow is most famous for two things. Tunday Kababi and Chikankari. Some say that the Imambaras and the Nawabi spirit of the city are the bottles that encapsulate Lucknow's spirit, but it is the fabric of Chikan that binds us together. People flock from all over the world to experience both of these and the birthplace of these gems is none other than Chowk.

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