Exploring Kapoorthala- A guide to the best hangout spots

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Lucknow is also referred to as the city of Nawabs, is a city famous for its adab and tehzeeb (etiquettes), toothsome food, chikan embroidery, and architectural marvels. Since Lucknow was a strategic centre for Delhi Sultanate during the Mughal era, Uttar Pradesh has meticulously preserved the history of each era it encountered.

Thus, it has a number of medieval and modern marvels which nowadays make great tourist attractions. Besides the monumental marvels, this vintage city is also an esteemed centre for its embroidery styles and Mughal and Awadhi cuisines.

If you are a food lover or someone who finds the charm of a bygone era appealing then, Lucknow is your paradise. No matter what area of this charming city you take a stroll in, chances are you will always encounter something fun and exciting.

Kapoorthala, located in Aliganj, is another wonderful place in the city of Lucknow. It is famous for a bunch of places. From lip-smacking food outlets to budgeted shopping arcades to coaching hubs, this place has it all.

Even though this area seems pretty crowded due to all these food outlets and shopping centres, it has some colonies with peaceful and tranquilizing ambiance. At about a kilometer distance from the crossroad, you can find colonies like Chandralok and Chandganj that are good in themselves to walk around.

In this blog, we will walk you through some best things you can do in Kapoorthala.

Food outlets

Starting off with some of the best food places because why not? When you are in Lucknow, you cannot miss out on enjoying delectables. Also, when we are talking about Kapoorthala, besides some fine dines, it has many wonderful street food joints as well.

These food joints offer you a variety of fast foods from amazing tea to spicy momos and pani batashe.

Here is a list of food joints that you will not regret visiting when you are in Kapoorthala.

Nukkad Cafe

If you are someone whose day starts with a cup of tea and you are so meticulous about your tea preference then, allow us to introduce you to Nukkad Cafe. In the strict sense of words, it is not really a cafe though, it serves various varieties of tea, coffee, and shakes. And when you are here, you got to try their mouthwatering sandwiches and Maggie.

Visit this cafe with your friends and sit and chat with them as you wait for your order.

Kulhad Wala

If you are a “loves kulhad wali chai” type of person then you will love the tea served at this small food truck. Besides tea, they also serve chaas and lassi, of course in kulhads! Lately, they have also expanded their menu and included delicious Maggie and momos.

Pani Batashe and Tikki Corners

Kapoorthala has some best stalls of Pani batashe and Tikki. So, take a stroll on the streets of this place for spicy and tummy-satisfying pani batashe from Pani Batashewala which serves more than 15 flavours and chutneys.

Kapoorthala Chole Bhature Center

Craving for some spicy chole bhature? Visit this street restaurant which is famous for its perfectly cooked chole bhature that will impress you at the first bite. Visit here with your friends and enjoy the delicious chole bhature as much as you want as it is a pocket-friendly place.

Tunday Kababi

Now you are a food lover enjoying your royal vacation in Lucknow, you cannot miss out on trying the world-famous Awadhi cuisine, Tunday Kababi (only if you are not a vegetarian). They serve this patent luxury treat of Galouti Kebab that is made from minced meat and is said to incorporate around 160 spices.

If you are a fan of kebabs then, they have a long list of lip-smacking kebabs and other dishes. So, take some time when you are in Lucknow and dine in at the Tunday Kababi.


This restaurant is famous among students and private company employees. They serve a variety of delicious Indian food at affordable prices. Their parathas, chicken keema, and fried rice are among the best-sellers of the restaurants. Besides Indian cuisines, they also serve some great street foods and beverages. So, when you are dining in here, there is a lot for you to choose from.

The Chocolate Room

The Chocolate Room has introduced the city to an exclusive all-about-chocolate kind of culture. They serve a number of authentic chocolate dishes that include waffles, shakes, fondues, sundaes, and more.

If you are a chocolate lover then you should try out some authentic chocolate dishes served at The Chocolate Room. So, indulge in your guilty pleasure without any regrets!

Shopping Centers

Lucknow isn’t any less compared to Delhi’s Sarojini when it comes to street shopping. If you are someone who loves to travel especially for shopping then, Lucknow has to be on the list of your favourite cities for embroideries.

This city is world-famous for its Chinkari and Zardosi work. The Kapoorthala market has some great shopping hubs for all the shopaholics out there. Here is a list of shopping arcades you can visit while you are in Lucknow.

Pragati Bazar

A two-tier is a shopping complex that is a most sought-after destination for beauty products, apparel, luggage, mobiles, electronics, and more. The bottom floor of the complex has numerous shops that sell clothes, beauty products, footwear, jewelry, and accessories while the upper floor has several shops of electronic appliances.

This shopping arcade is very famous among the students as the shops here sell some products at affordable prices.


Buddh Bazar

As the name tells, buddha Bazar is a weekly market that spreads out all day long on Wednesdays. If you want to shop for some heart-throbbing pieces of jewellery, embroidery laces or zardozi works at cheap prices then, this market is your place. So, let your inner fashion designer channel and find some gorgeous stuff from this weekly market.

Brand showrooms

Apart from pocket-friendly shopping arcades, Kapoorthala also has numerous showrooms of clothing, footwear, accessories brands. If you are looking for quality branded products, you can find malls or showrooms of reliance Trends, MaxFashion, fbb, and more.

What else is Kapoorthala famous for?

Now we have checked out the best food outlets and shopping centres at Kapoorthala, there are some more things this place has. It is a famous coaching hub in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. From JEE and NEET to SSC and banking to civil preparation, it has coaching centres for all the competitive exams held in India. Every year, thousands of students leave their homes and come to Kapoorthala, Lucknow just to prepare, crack the competitive exams and save their spots into the colleges and jobs of their preference. Due to the wide number of students living in Kapoorthala, it has many good bookstores, libraries, hostels, and PGs. Among bookstores, the Universal Book Center is one of the key players in the market. If you are a bookworm then, you can always visit this book centre and find any book as per your choice.

With every street, every crossroad, and every turn, Lucknow has many wonders hidden for you. It welcomes everyone with open arms. Take a few days off from your work, pack your bags, and come and enjoy a vacation in Lucknow, the city of Nawabs.

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