It was my fourth summer at Lucknow and my old friends would now know the reason of my annual pilgrimage. Last year i.e. 2009,…Read More
Ten minutes of recharging and I found the phone booth guy keenly interested in my phone , probably checking out the features (which doesn’t sound very plausible given it is a very simple model). When I asked for my phone he smiled for some unknown reason and said,”Maidam, charge toh pura lagega. Waise aapka blue tooth on tha…hum band kar diye”Read More
I recently had an opportunity to visit Chitrakoot by Road as part of my official travels. The summary of the route followed is given…Read More
I am glad to have the opportunity to post the 5ooth post of Ghumakkar.com :) Congrats to every author of this wonderful travel blog….Read More
Hi All, Recently went on a road trip from Delhi to Lucknow on NH2for a cousins wedding. We left on 8th Feb 09 and returned on…Read More
Hello Ghumakkars, The following post is based on a post originally made by me to a closed Yahoogroup. I am posting this here as…Read More
A business trip for two days to the city of ‘Tehzeeb’, as Aditya said in his post on Lucknow, had to have some room…Read More
Having completed the big road drive (Delhi – Jaisalmer- Jodhpur – Delhi in 4 days) on previous weekend, we were high on driving!
The distance from Delhi to Lucknow is approximately 500 km by road. The standard route is Delhi – Hapur – Moradabad – Rampur- Bareilly – Shahjahanpur- Sitapur – Lucknow. Another new route that is becoming popular is the Delhi – Kanpur – Lucknow route. Some of my friends tried this route few months back and said that it is fast as it’s a 4 lane road but longer than the standard route by about 50 km. We decided to take the longer and the faster one.Read More
It was around 1330 hrs when we completed the places and headed for our hotel, which was not very far. Had a lunch and in the afternoon went to the tomb of “Saadat Ali Khan”.
Just almost opposite the tomb was “Begam Hazrat Mahal Park”, which was build in the honour of a beautiful and courageous woman, dated back in 1962.Read More
It was a pleasure driving on this road. I counted 57 vehicles while going towards Lucknow on this expressway which means a lot of people are still unaware of it. I tried to maintain a consistent speed of 120 kmph on this road, but to my surprise I found I was driving at 130-135 kmph. There is very little noise while driving on this road. I encountered total 4 small diversions (diversion means when you have to drive on the wrong side of the expressway).Read More
There was very little traffic on this road, to keep myself busy I was counting how many vehicles I crossed, and the final count till Ganga Bridge was (14 cars, 27 large vehicles including a single UPSTRC Bus from Lucknow to Kunda, total 31 vehicles in around 4 hours!!!).Read More
Aminabad is a huge market for embroidered chickan clothes, a specialty of Lucknow. The famous ‘Tunde ke Kabab’ is also located here. Some other interesting food items (dishes) which are famous in lucknow are Rahim-ke-kulche nihari, Bismillah-ki-biryani, Radhey-ki malai gilori and lassi, Raja-ki-thandai, Sharma-ki-chaat.Read More