Lucknow Mahotsav is back with a bang and Lucknowites can’t be more excited. After the disappointment of missing out the festival in November last year, the enthusiasm among the city dwellers for having their favorite carnival back is paramount. The authorities have gone extra miles to make Lucknow Mahotsav 2018 a mega affair and we are definitely going to have a gala time.
Lucknow Mahotsav is one of the most talked about events organized in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The legacy of this festivals dates back to 1975-76 when it was organized first. Since then it has been the most prominent carnival that cherishes the cultural heritage of Awadh and celebrates modern day Lucknow.
I am sure you all are excited for Lucknow Mahotsav as we are. Therefore, we have taken the lids off and here is all you need to know about the mega carnival of Awadh – Lucknow Mahotsav 2018:
When & Where
The 10 days carnival will commence on 25th November and will mark its closing ceremony on 5th of December. The festival will be organized at Smriti Upvan, Bangla Bazaar, Aashiyana.
Tickets: The entry fee for the Lucknow Mahotsav this year will be Rs. 20 which has seen a rise from previous years. The tickets can be collected from the entrance.
Free Wi-Fi Zone: For the first time Lucknow Mahotsav mela will be a have a Free Wi-Fi Zone, making it easier for you to check-in and upload selfies. Isn’t it fun?
Starr-Studded Affair: Lucknow Mahotsav is going to be a star-studded affair and will be graced by the presence of music sensation Guru Randhawa, Sufi singer Javed Ali, Bhojpuri superstar Pawan Singh, mellifluous Awadhi singer Malini Awasthi among others.
‘Atal’ Gallery: The authorities have planned to mark the event as a remembrance of former PM Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had a special connection with Lucknow. ‘Atal Gallery’ will be set-up for visitors to experience various shades of Atal Ji’s life. His speeches will be relayed via various screens time to time all over the venue. Besides, a selfies point with Ataj Ji’s cutout will also be placed for people to click pictures.
‘Atal’ Gram: Government has also planned to make Lucknow Mahotsav a special event for the farmers around the city and state and therefore an ‘Atal Gram’ has been installed where the farmers will be introduced to new technological advancements in the farming sector.
Bio-Toilets: The Municipal Corporation has taken special efforts to maintain supreme cleanliness and have installed bio-toilets for the visitors this year.
Vintage Car Rally: Vintage Car Rally will be organized at Lucknow Mahotsav reminding the visitors of the past glories of this Nawabi city.
Fascinating Events & Contests: Besides all the fun and frolic things you get to do at Lucknow Mahotsav you just can’t miss being part of amazing events organized including Indo-Foreign Rock Night, Bollywood Night, Sufi Night, Punjabi Night, Awadh-Ki-Shaam, Mushaiyara and more. Several contests like Kite Challenge, National Kushti Competition, and Rifle Shooting will also take place.
Delectable Cuisine: Lucknow Mahotsav is a delight for the connoisseurs of good food as it is the ideal place to pamper the taste buds of the visitors with endless varieties of scrumptious dishes as a wide range of Awadhi Cuisines are available at the festival.
The Shilpa Mela: This is one permanent attraction of Lucknow Mahotsav and Lucknowites wait for the Shilpa Mela all the year round. Various handicrafts articles from Lucknow and around the country are exhibited and people have a great time shopping there.
Security & Transport: The Lucknow Mahotsav premises will also house a police outpost office and 6 fire-stations as a step towards preparedness for any unfortunate occurrence. Also, around 100 buses will be arranged authorities for the ease of commuters.
We are sure, after taking a glance at all that’s waiting for you at Mahotsav you too are excited for the carnival to begin. You will definitely unfold more surprises when you actually visit the Lucknow Mahotsav 2018. Freeze Your Date!