Lebua Lucknow provides a wide range of services for both business and leisure, as well as finest menu of dining options in the city. From our beautiful outdoor pool to the attentive staff, we have everything to make our guests stay in Lucknow relaxing and enjoyable.
Lucknow as a city has carved a niche by attracting gastronomes, for the want of discovering and re-discovering the Awadhi Cuisine. Till date Lucknowites spend the most of their earnings and time in their kitchens. Lucknow is one place that has a full colony of chefs called, ‘Bawarchi Tola’ and then there is a full street, where one can find the best from Lucknow’s very own traditional kitchens.
We take you for this evening walk and make you hop-in, hop-out of the traditional roadside eateries, making you try the best that is on the menu. This is a guided tour with our own set of cutlery and basic dining essentials. It allows you to experience the best of the best, at the unpretentious eateries, without having to worry about how to eat without a fork or to wipe your hands clean after you are done.
*This walk is essentially for meat eaters and is conducted every day except Thursdays and Sundays at 1845 hrs. It starts from Akbari Gate and ends at Akbari Gate. The total duration is about 1.5 hours. This walk also remains suspended during festivals such as on 10th Muharram and 6 days after Eid.
Lucknow is not just any other city, but a chapter that unfolds itself each time one visits this epicenter of culture. At lebua we have exclusively designed a Heritage Walk, discovering the lanes and the by lanes of Chowk. On this walking tour we explore the unexplored and explain the inexplicable. Understand how vast a history, this city of superlatives holds. History in Lucknow, stretches beyond the concrete walls of its monuments, spreads into the lanes of Lucknow and has many more nuances that can only be understood and appreciated in the lanes and bylanes of Chowk.
lebua has been discovering and rediscovering this city since its own inception in 1994 and every time we design or redesign our products, we stumble upon a new piece of history that we wish to share with our guests. Heritage Walk is our endeavour of sharing our discoveries and knowledge that make Lucknow look so new and fresh every time. Our expert Walk Leaders take you into the bygone era of this city that is a world unto itself.
The Victorian era of British history was the period of Queen Victoria’s reign from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. It was a long period of peace, prosperity, refined sensibilities and national self-confidence for Britain. This was a period of great Indian Mutiny of 1857 that changed the way Indians and Britons lived, worked and thought. On one hand it records devastation and on another it is the period of art, literature, culture and style. Hazratganj is a place that has witnessed all of this and survived the strong winds that have surely impacted its fabric, changed cultures and lifestyle yet can tell a story that starts from the early years of Queen Victoria and travels through the Edwardian into the 2nd World War and further up till date.
It is said that change is inevitable and welcome, if it were not change, we would have never undertaken this walk to understand the transformation of Hazratgunge into Hazratganj. This is one place that so very conveniently connects history to itself, amalgamates it into the aristocracy of the British in India during the Raj and again moves up to Americanization during the World War, back into an Anglo-Indian culture and then again into a British influenced Lucknow that was very Indian at heart, but with a distinct culture.
One finds striking names and places on this road, which have an exciting story to back them and weave history around it.
Our Victorian Walk at HAZRATGUNGE (Hazratganj) lets you into its rich history, legacy and of course the marketplace that has evolved with times to cater the cultured and the elite of Lucknow. We take you on this walking tour, that includes a seated session to enjoy a freshly brewed Darjeeling Tea and some tea-time essentials. On this tour you will discover and rediscover Hazratganj of yore and will be able to compare it with the transformed Ganj of today. Understand the checkered history of Hazratganj from the mutiny days of 1857 till the second world war in 1939-45 and again till the Indian independence in 1947. Further on, you learn about how Hazratganj plays a pivotal role in people’s life and why the people of Lucknow take pride in being seen here.
You also steal an opportunity to walk in and out of the glitzy showrooms and emporia that entice you with their colour and style. Walkers on this tour will be guided through this street by an expert walk leader, who will give ample time to look around. The commentary on this walk is through an audio guide system, helping you to listen to your walk leader, even when you are not necessarily following him.
We are sure, this is an experience that takes you back in times and lets you travel back again.
NB: Reference to the War of Independence by the British was Indian Mutiny, which they too no longer refer it as and their new reference now is the ‘Campaign in India’.