Referred to as The City of ‘Tehzeeb’ or ‘culture’ Lucknow is considered an artistic hub, whose inhabitants provide the height of hospitality through their rich culinary traditions. Famed for its Islamic and Colonial architecture, from the 18th-century Bara Imambara and The Residency, explore Uttar Pradesh’s capital on a heritage walk through its old city. Sample its famed multi-course Nawabh feasts or shop for the intricately embroidered textiles and delicate silks for which it is known. A one-hour flight from Delhi, Lucknow is best visited between October and March.