Lucknow Mahotsava is an important state festival of Uttar Pradesh
, celebrated in Lucknow
, in the month of November or December. The festival is organized by the state government and continues for ten days.
Colorful processions, traditional dramas,
kathak dances in the style of the famous Lucknow gharana, sarangi and sitar recitals along with
ghazals, qawalis, and thumri are the prime attractions of this festival. One could get the feel of the Avadh's navabi days, when amidst the excitement generated by the events such as ekka races, kite flying, cock-fighting and other traditional village games. Thousands of people gather from far and near for the event.