Orchha – The Hidden Wonder

Orchha (means Hidden), a small sleepy town in Madhya Pradesh unknown for many is actually, a hidden treasure. Nestled on the banks of river Betwa, this historical town was founded in the 16th century by Rudra Pratap, the Bundela Rajput Chief. What makes this town special are the fascinating temples and palaces that make this town seem frozen in time. Orchha was once the capital of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of Central India. The monuments here still retain the grandeur of its lost era. The Mughal inspired Rajput architecture resonates in the palaces and temples here.

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Lucknow Food Trail

Lucknow Food Trail laid back traveller

Lucknow the city of Nawab, Adab and Kabab. For a foodie like me, the best thing Lucknow has to offer is its food. Lucknow is known for its culinary delights. It’s rich Nawab heritage has given us Awadhi cuisine that our taste buds cannot thank us enough for. Variety of chaats, kababs, lassi, desserts the list is endless and also immensely appealing to the taste buds so make sure to visit Lucknow without a diet plan since you will be reaching gastronomical heaven here. If you are interested in a food trail, then Lucknow is the place for you. 

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Bara Imambara – Lucknow’s famous Bhool Bhulaiya

Bara Imambara or Asafi Imambara is a large tomb complex in Lucknow. Bara means big and Imambara is a sacred hall for conducting Muslim rituals especially for Shia Muslims around Muharram. It was built in 1784 by Asaf-ud-Daula, the then Nawab of Awadh. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lucknow. What makes it special is that it is a labyrinth of a thousand connected passages.

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