Escape The Grind!

Lonely Planet Magazine India|November 2018

Escape The Grind!

Weekend getaways, journeys of discovery, chill-out breaks. Take your pick!

Amrita Lall

Eat your way through Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

The former capital of the Awadh empire has a food culture that matches its illustrious past and ensures that you will be eating like a nawab. It is fitting, therefore, that you start your day with an early breakfast of nalli nihari at the renowned Rahim’s. Follow it up with a decadent lunch at Idris Biryani. If you love chaat, there’s Royal Café in Hazratganj. Take along two people with larger-than-usual appetites and call for the famed basket chaat. A food trail of the city of nawabs is not complete without dropping by its oldest mithai shop, 200-year-old Ram Asrey, and calling for malai paan. And, before heading back home, you must stop by the busy lanes of Aminabad. In the middle of all the commotion, you’ll find the legendary Tunday Kababi, whose galawati kebabs are a must-eat. Feel free to channel your inner glutton and have one too many of the melt-in-the-mouth kebabs, because, if you can’t pig it out in Lucknow, where can you?

STAY:

La Place Sarovar Portico (www.sarovarhotels.com/la-place-sarovar-porticolucknow);

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November 2018