Bespoke experiences can be curated in Lucknow, Mahmudabad, and Bilehra. Indulge in the gastronomical delights from our kitchens. Give wings to your curiosities and come explore our historic homes, uncovering the layers one tale at a time. Step back in time and live a few moments in the Awadh of yore, delights can be found in every corner and stories are waiting to be told.
A Curated Dining Experience
Lunches and dinners are hosted by the family in their city residence in Lucknow as well as in the Qila or Fort of Mahmudabad. Diners are able to truly appreciate this unique cuisine in its own context and in surroundings, which are reminiscent of the banquets and dinners that the family has hosted for generations.
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Although the focus of the evenings will be the food, aspects of Mahmudabad’s rich cultural legacy will also be showcased. If guests wish to listen to a traditional music performance or see some of our classical dance forms, these will be organised as part of the evening’s entertainment.
Explore the Qila in Mahmudabad and Bilehra
Originally built in the 17th century, some of the current buildings date to post- 1857. Get a tour of our Library, Imambadas, Sangats, Shrines, and Forts.
A especially curated meal will showcase our culinary traditions which have been written about by gastronomic magazines such as Saveur and Condé Nast Traveller India and documented in books like Dining with the Maharajas.
A visit to our workshops will offer guests a chance to see techniques of embroidery that have remained largely unchanged over generations. Qilasaaz, the label under which the clothes and textiles are produced, has produced work of such a high degree of craftsmanship that various items have been exhibited in museums around the world.
Dine in Qaiserbagh
No visit to Lucknow is complete without a taste of Awadh's cuisine. Make a reservation with us and come dine at the Palace of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. Mahmudabad House is located in the Qaiserbagh Palace Complex, built by the Nawab himself, who also lived here until 1856, when he was exiled to Calcutta.