Born and brought up in Ranchi, I was always told about my ancestral roots to Uttar Pradesh, which made me dream of visiting my actual home town. Finally, here I am, in the capital of UP, in the city of 'NAWABS.' Since now I knew only about its tasty delicacies, its Mughal architectural remains, its 'Adab' and 'Nazakat' and the uprising development of this ancient town. But exploring and reading more about it surprised me immensely that I now take pride in belonging to this place. Lucknow is ancient among the ancient Hindu states. It was once called Lakshmanpur as legends tell that Lord Ram gifted this territory to his brother Lakshman after conquering Sri Lanka and ending their exile. Lucknow is just 40 km from Ayodhya, the holy land of Lord Rama.
My day began right after I stepped out of Choudhary Charan Singh Airport. Every place here is for foodies. I picked Dastarkhwan on someone's recommendation. Indeed, it was a whole fresh flavor of tandoori bread and non-vegetarian main dishes. Definitely, the "Kababs" here will be something you won't get anywhere on this planet.