Tornos India

Tornos is an experiential tour company operating primarily in the north & central India since 1994 with our own offices at many places and handpicked representations at many others. The travel genre in which we specialise include, Gastronomy, History, Culture and Craft, and all of these are offered through immersive travel experiences with well-researched knowledge about each subject. Read more about us…

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This is a destination resource website on Lucknow and its nearby areas as Tornos’ tribute to the city where it was born, grew up and flourished – Lucknow is a non-touristy Indian city that prides itself in having inherited a fabulous history, culture, cuisine & craft spanning over 425 evident years. It has been Tornos’ endeavour to make this touristically lesser known Indian city known to the world and help visitors understand it better and connect to it more intrinsically…


    Lucknowledge (Article from our monthly newsletter)

    • Khwaja Haider Ali ‘Aatish’ – 18th and 19th century Lucknow poet

      Lucknow is not only about fabulous monuments and sumptuous food but has an enviable culture in the form of language, customs and poetry. Many poets from other places made Lucknow their home and found great patronage in the Nawabs of Awadh. Khwaja Haider Ali was known by his pen name, ‘Aatish’ meaning fireworks. His father Khwaja Ali Baksh migrated from Delhi and settled in Faizabad, then capital of Awadh during the reign of Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula. Khwaja Haider Ali ‘Aatish’ was born in Faizabad in 1778. Aatish took up the profession of a soldier who was an acclaimed Swordsmanship but also took to composing lyrical poetries known as ‘Ghazals’.

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