Taking place at Avadh Shilpgram in Lucknow, the 32nd edition of Hunar Haat is a must-visit place for art lovers and foodies alike. While providing a global platform for more than 600 indigenous craftsmen and artisans from across the country, this gala affair aims to uplift the craftsmen and provide them with financial support and an audience.
Witness local craftsmanship from all over India!
Apart from showcasing ODOP products from UP, this exhibition also has handmade products from various states and union territories of India. These include Rajasthan, Delhi, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand, J&K and Ladakh. These products are made of materials such as wood, brass, bamboo, glass, cloth of all fabrics, leather, terracotta and even paper! So basically, imagine a handicraft product, and you're likely to find it at this one-of-a-kind exhibition.
Enjoy soulful music while you shop!
The Hunar Haat will also host a range of cultural and musical programmes. The artist lineup includes names like Annu Kapoor, Pankaj Udhas, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Altaf Raja and Suresh Wadekar. Do not miss out on the chance of swaying to evergreen hits like Agar Tum Saath Ho and Aankh Maare.
Immerse yourself in Lucknow's history with these breathtaking sculptures!
Two tableaus (models) depicting significant historical events of the City of Nawabs have been set up as attractions at the Hunar Haat. The first one shows the Kakori incident, while the other one shows the siege of 1857, both of which shaped the future of not only the city but also the nation.
The Hunar Haat has also brought an unmissable opportunity for the city's foodies; a chance to enjoy countrywide cuisine in one place! Here, they can indulge in the delicious dishes of states including Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, and, of course, Uttar Pradesh. There are many stalls like Dahi Bade, Dal Bati Churma from Rajasthan, Chole Bhature from Punjab and Kebabs from Lucknow. The ever-reliable Wahid Ki Biryani also has a stall, where families can sit and enjoy the evening.
And the best part is..
The entry to the Hunar Haat is entirely free! The gates open every day at 10 am and close at 10 pm. If you're not in Lucknow, you don't have to miss out either! This is because this year, the Hunar Haat's products are available for purchase online as well at hunarhaat.org and GeM (Government e-Marketplace Portal). So what're you waiting for? Foodies and shopaholics in Lucknow, make sure you don't miss the crazy fun happening at the Hunar Haat till November 21.