Lucknow Festival , Uttar Pradesh
This festival is celebrated between 25 November and 5 December, and captures the undying elegance and splendours of ancient city Awadh, now known as Lucknow. Colourful processions, traditional dramas, Kathak dances in the style of the famous Lucknow Gharana, Sarangi and sitar recitals along with ghazals, qawalis and thumri create a festive atmosphere. Exciting events such as ekka races, kite flying, cock fighting and other traditional village games recreate an atmosphere of bygone Nawabi days. Cuisine and craft festivals are organised.