In traveling through Awadh, you will interweave its many colourful stories, and create for yourself the weft threads and patterns of the tapestry that is Dastaan-e-Awadh.
Visit some of the oldest houses of the local Pathans, mud and ‘lakhori brick’ fortifications, ruins of Tombs and Baolis that lie scattered in the Mango orchards and are today the only remnants of material culture from the earliest Islamic settlements in the region – from before the time of the Nawabs and even before the first of the Mughals came to India.
A truly transformative experience of a city we have only heard of in passing. While Lucknow has its place in our history, just how much of the city influences culture is something that can not be explained and only experienced. This was one experience to be had.
Elements of our curated experience
Stories of grandeur
Extravagant Nawabs of Awadh, turbulent geo-politics, a British colonial presence, and the great revolt of 1857 have left their indelible mark on the city’s architecture and design, musical and culinary traditions. Visit the beautiful heritage homes of the old aristocratic families of Lucknow and the Palatial country homes of the Taluqdars of Awadh.
Your taste buds will thank you for an unforgettable journey through Lucknow’s culinary landscape. Savour a range of culinary delights from traditional Awadhi cuisine at an old Kothi in Kaiserbagh and in a mango orchard in the countryside to Anglo-Indian cuisine in a flower garden at Hazratganj.
Lores of tradition
Tales of tradition and change
Discover Lucknow’s treasures with expert guides, unveiling the city’s Mughal and Awadhi heritage through iconic landmarks and intricate tales.
Maelmastya of Pathanwali
The three main canons of Pathanwali are – Badal (revenge), Nanawatai (Asylum) and Maelmastya (Hospitality). And it is the third canon that we seek to sample.
The earliest Pathan settlement in Malihabad dates back to AD 1202, during the invasion of Bakhtiar Khilji. Other migrant Pathan clans arrived during the middle of the seventeenth century, including the Afridis, who fought the Maraths in the 3rd battle of Panipat.
The community at Malihabad has produced some of the greatest Urdu poets on the 20th century, including ‘Josh Malihabadi’. Today Malihabad is the highest mango producing region in India.
Settlers of Malihabad
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