A festivity that celebrates Lucknow like no other is Lucknow Mahotsav! Probably one of the grandest events to be celebrated in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Mahotsav is observed to showcases the opulent cultural heritage of Uttar Pradesh in a royal touch of Lucknow. Every year, this much-awaited festival in Uttar Pradesh is held in the winter months. Celebrated for a period of ten days, Lucknow Mahotsav is all about fun, food and shopping. The festival aims to promote heritage and cultural tourism in the country. For that, the festival that promotes the local culture also gives visitors a chance to get to know about the cultures of the other regions of the country through handicrafts, clothing and food. Another highlight of this extravaganza is the craft section where state awardees, as well as national craftsmen, are given a platform to put up a stall of their own craft. Furthermore, the mannequins displayed at Lucknow Mahotsav also represent the cultural aspect of the city.
Along with that, this Lucknow’s most popular festival also hosts cultural evenings where shows and performances of various artists are held. Ghazal, thumri, Qawali, sarangi and sitar are just a few presentations in the long list of performances in Lucknow Mahotsav. Similarly, various renowned celebrities from music or film industries also perform at this grand festivity. Not just this, the national and local poets also represent themselves on this grand platform through Mushayara and Kavi Samelan. A visit to Lucknow Mahotsav is also a treat to every food connoisseurs as various food stalls are put up that offers some delectable delicacies of different regions of the country.
The dates and months of Lucknow Mahotsav change every year. However, it lies somewhere in the winter months.