Lucknow Off The Beaten Path

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    poster near Sahara Gunj Mall Lucknow
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    interior of the square entrance
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    by irisbe Updated Jul 28, 2011

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    Imaging... a hundred or more years back in time.... huge caravans with elephants, traveling from city to city. On arrival they needed a place to camp.
    For that purpose huge squares where constructed with gates so big it could easily let an elephant pass through.
    On walking criss-cross the city we came across such a place, or at leat the remaining of it.
    The entrance gate is nowadays used as a shelter for street vendors, the square became a play ground for kids and the 2-year old girl we had in our company enoyed this place very much. With the blond hair and blue eyes she was the middle of the attention of every one.
    She loved to play with the local kids and that was mutual.

    At the end of the square we discovered a nice mosk which we visited.
    We put the sjawl on our head and took off our shoes to walk over the cold stones. Cold in Winter, hot in Summertime. On some places they had put some carpets on floors to diminish the cold at our feet.
    Lots of green, lots of lights, although many were temporary takien away because of the restauration works being done.

    Entrance interior of the square entrance Playground for locals Mosk and tea drinking philosophing locals A part of the mosk inside with restauration works

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    Visit Janpath Market at Hazrat Ganj

    by mujakhtar Written May 1, 2008

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    Lucknow is known for it's "Chikankari" means embroidary.
    When in Lucknow, go to Janpath market and buy some Chikankari clothes. very cheap.
    At number D-4, Janpath Market , you have "Sugandhco", you can buy some indian perfumes.
    Excellent quality. Nice advise in the shop for perfumes.
    Sahara Gunj, another place for shopping. Go on the top floor of Sahara Gunj Mall, you will find
    the outlet of Tundey Kababi, where you can eat excellent Biryani or Kebababs for 1.00 €. yum yum.

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    Off the beaten track city

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 23, 2007

    The whole city is sort of off the beaten path to western tourists as many would head straight from Delhi to Agra and then on to Varanasi. In fact, I only saw one other western tourist at the Residency and heard another western girl at an internet place. There is plenty to see and do here so if you have time then why not stop off and see.

    Bara Imambara

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    The 2004 General Elections

    by husain Written May 1, 2004

    Was shooting some features about the 2004 Lok Sabha (lower house) elections...
    This time, all the votes are being cast using electronic voting machines... (EVM's)

    This was a dummy EVM, at the local party office for one of the candidates in the fray - to demonstrate to the potential voters how to use them...

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  • The old city or Chowk, some of...

    by vanishjoplin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The old city or Chowk, some of the most evocative streets in India, incredible during the festivals, especially eid (goats on scooters)
    Silver being beaten into paper by hundreds of guys in little cupboard shops makes for awsome rhythms.
    You'll eat the finished product on your paan.

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    Tanga Ride

    by Incredible_India Written Mar 14, 2004

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    Tanga Ride, a horse carriage ride from old Lucknow to heart of city, a fantastic experience.
    Great fun too..

    Typical Tanga

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