Indulging in a Modern day Awadh


We arrived at midnight in Lucknow immediately after an exhaustive 14-hour road journey from Kumbh Mela. This only meant that I belatedly found the several modern day components of Hyatt Regency Lucknow which blended in beautifully with Awadhi charms.

Inside the Hyatt premises

One particular evening my buddies and I took the elevator to the Penthouse, or their rooftop Chivas bar. It overlooks the city’s Gomti Nagar locality and has an elaborate bar counter. Sudam, bar manager, handed me a list of 14 cocktails inspired by Uttar Pradesh. My 1st option was quick: NRL Ginras. This gin and tonic concoction was accompanied by flavours of betel leaf. Subsequent I attempted the Nawabi Swag. The gin in my cocktail was mixed with jasmine tea and pounded cucumber.

My cocktails.
Sweet dreams are created of jalebis and excellent chai.
Shivam creating our drinks at the Chivas Bar.

Hyatt Regency excels in its meals. The evening we arrived at cinderella hour, the hotel laid down an exquisite Awadhi buffet. From melt-in-the-mouth galawati, to the likes of Awadhi murgh korma, gosht dum nihari and Wajid Ali Shah ke baghare baingan, and ultimately shahi tudka and kheer in desserts, this meal was a ideal spread for the uninitiated to Awadhi meals. Midnight meals do not type a element of my routine although I did hog on the kheer.

The following morning at breakfast, I gorged on crisp jalebis from their reside cooking counter. Of course they had an elaborate spread of Continental and Asian essentials. I remained loyal to masala chai and jalebis so considerably that the waitstaff brought them for me the following mornings, even just before I asked them.

Study: Photo Story: A Morning in Varanasi

The outside pool.
And the adjoining fitness center.
Twin-bed space.

Stitching heritage in the old city

On our final day, we decided to discover the popular Lucknowi Chikankari, on suggestion from the hotel. At Chowk, Mamta Varma of Bhairvi’s Chikan welcomed us. Varma has been in the business enterprise for 33 years and has about nine centres exactly where roughly 5 to 15 females function for her. She walked us via the complete approach of Chikan, a lady dominated craft. Males are involved in the washing and printing, exactly where important. Varma told us about the struggles of encouraging these females to function and earn a salary of this conventional craft. It is they who are skilled and however, do not realise the onus and significance of the craft.

Study: Guide to Ardh Kumbh Mela 2019, Prayagraj

At Bhairvi’s Chikan.
Ladies of Bhairvi’s Chikan.
Just a handful of issues accessible at Hyatt’s Marketplace, in the lobby.

Sensible information and facts:
-Hyatt Regency’s rooms are modern day and stylish—electronic access cards, twin beds with sleek headboards, a sectional with contrasting rust-coloured cushions, flat screen tv and a closet attached to the bathroom. They add in conventional components like Nihari masala as a present in the space.
-Hyatt Regency Lucknow has 3 F&ampB outlets. Rocca is their all-day dining restaurant, which serves Indian and Italian. LukJin serves Asian meals, especially Thai and Chinese. And my favourite, UP’s is the lounge-bar exactly where their signature cocktails are accessible.
-I stayed in a twin-bedded space. Tariff for this category begins at ₹5500++ per evening. I got it at a discounted price of ₹4700++ per evening, with breakfast. They have many presents via the year. Verify their site to know extra.
-Their Siddha Spa has conventional Ayurvedic therapies. It adjoins to an outside swimming pool and a completely functional indoor fitness center.
-What stood out for me at Hyatt Regency Lucknow was their outstanding service. Shivam from the bar and Shubham at breakfast deserve a specific mention right here.

Kebab with our drinks.
Breakfast feels.

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Amrita Das

Amrita is a freelance travel writer and expert travel blogger. She has been contributing to some of the major publications in India and internationally. She propagates female solo travel and shares her experiences from off-beat, culture and adventure travel via her writing.

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