Discover the Hidden Gems of Lucknow with Ada!

Discover the Hidden Gems of Lucknow with Ada!

Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, is known for its rich cultural heritage, delectable cuisine, and exquisite architecture. From the grand monuments and historic landmarks to the bustling markets and vibrant street food scene, Lucknow has something for everyone. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful city, here are some must-dos:

Relish the renowned Awadhi cuisine. Here are two tastiest food items you must try & gorge on:

Tunday Kebab

No trip to Lucknow is complete without trying the famous Tunday Kebab. This iconic dish, made from minced meat and a special blend of spices, is a must-try for anyone visiting the city. The original Tunday Kebab shop is located in the heart of the old city, but you can find branches all over Lucknow.

Galouti Kebab

Another must-try dish in Lucknow, the Galouti Kebab is a melt-in-your-mouth delicacy that is sure to leave you craving for more. Made from finely minced meat and a secret blend of spices, this dish is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Head to the iconic Tunday Kababi or try other famous places like Dastarkhwan, Idris or Wahid Biryani to savor this delicious dish.

Bask in the Mughal heritage & soak in the beauty of these architectural marvels:

Chota Imambara

A smaller but equally impressive monument, the Chota Imambara is a beautiful example of Mughal architecture. This stunning building, with its intricate decorations and dazzling chandeliers, is a sight to behold. Remember to visit the adjacent Husainabad Clock Tower, a towering structure that is one of the tallest clock towers in the world.

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid in Lucknow is a stunning mosque that is a must-visit for anyone interested in architecture and history. Built-in the 15th century by Sultan Ahmed Shah, the mosque is famous for its intricate decorations, stunning domes, and towering minarets. The mosque is a perfect example of Mughal architecture, with its sprawling courtyards and exquisite carvings. The Jama Masjid is a true reflection of Lucknow’s rich cultural heritage. It is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting the city.

Lucknow Chowk, the old world charm of eating, shopping and just thriving.

Casual Wear Chikankari Kurtas in White by ADA

If you’re a fan of old-world shopping charm, then Lucknow Chowk is a must-visit destination in the city. This bustling marketplace is a hub of activity, filled with shops selling everything from traditional clothes, jewelry, and handicrafts to mouth-watering street food. Stroll through the narrow lanes and explore the vibrant shops and colorful bazaars, haggling for the best price and indulging in local delicacies. The Lucknow Chowk is a treasure trove of unique finds and experiences that reflect the city’s rich cultural heritage.

The world famous ‘Attar’ (Perfumes)

Ittar, also known as attar, is a traditional perfume that has been an integral part of Lucknow’s culture for centuries. The city is famous for its unique blend of fragrances and essential oils, which are used to create these exquisite perfumes. Ittars are made using natural ingredients such as sandalwood, jasmine, rose, and musk. They are highly valued for their long-lasting fragrance and therapeutic properties. Many shops in the city specialize in selling Ittars, and you can find a wide range of fragrances to choose from. If you’re a fan of perfumes and want to experience the traditional Ittars of Lucknow, then make sure to visit the local shops and explore the city’s unique aromas.

Go ‘Ganj’ing: The Hazratganj Market

Hazratganj Street view in Lucknow city: Ganj-ing with ADA
ADA’s Flagship store in high street of Hazratganj, Lucknow

If you’re looking for some shopping and souvenirs to take back home, head to the bustling Hazratganj Market. This vibrant market is filled with shops selling everything from traditional handicrafts and jewelry to modern fashion and electronics. Don’t forget to bargain for the best price and get the best deals.

The heart & soul of Hazratganj market:
Ada Designer Chikan Studio

Ada is the most famous chikankari brand in Lucknow that has popularised chikankari in the world. The famous one-stop-shop is synonymous with authentic traditional Lucknowi Chikankari work. The brand has multiple showrooms located in the bustling Hazratganj area, making it a popular shopping destination for both locals and tourists. The showrooms offer a wide range of products, including sarees, kurtas, dupattas, accessories, home furnishing and much more, all adorned with intricate Chikankari work. 

The quality of the fabric and the craftsmanship is impeccable, making Ada a go-to destination for anyone looking for authentic Lucknowi attire. With multiple showrooms, it’s easy to explore the entire collection of Ada and choose the perfect outfit for any occasion. So if you’re a fan of Lucknowi Chikankari work, check out Ada’s showrooms in Hazratganj for an unforgettable shopping experience.

Ada at Lucknow airport

Between your hectic schedule if you at all miss to shop for chikankari Ada has a solution for that too. The brand also has an outlet store located at the Lucknow Airport, making it easy for travelers to pick up some authentic Chikankari dresses while waiting at the airport lounge. The outlet store offers a variety of products, including sarees, kurtas, dupattas, and more, all adorned with exquisite Chikankari work. The convenience of having an Ada outlet store at the airport is unmatched, as travelers can now shop for authentic Lucknowi attire without having to venture too far from their travel itinerary. So, if you’re a traveler passing through Lucknow, check out the Ada outlet store at the airport and add some traditional Chikankari attire to your wardrobe.

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  • 68 & 73 Hazratganj Lucknow 226001
  • Lucknow Chaudhary Charan Singh Domestic Airport
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  • Phoenix Palassio, Amar Shaheed Path Lucknow

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Commemorate the variety of Indian Handcrafted Artistry and simplify online shopping with Ada Designer Chikan Studio Ada conceptualized the traditional art of Lucknow Chikankari as a timeless fashion statement by bringing together the finest artisans receiving delightful appreciation for the cognoscente over the years. Lucknow Chikan Craft has received a GI Tag by the Government of India, which authenticates the handicraft is made and exported from Lucknow region to provide legal protection for the craft from imitation. ADA is GI registered. +91-97-7500-7500

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