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One of the best Imambaras I've visited

Shahi Imambara and Dr. Ambedkar Park are the two locations in Lucknow that I'll never forget. Both are great, the former being very old and supposedly with a rich heritage. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

PICTURE ON TRIP ADVISOR IS NOT OF THIS MONUMENT. IT IS OF BARA IMAMBARA. Shah Najaf Imambara is an average monument to visit in Lucknow. The place is also known as Karbala . Constructed on the bank of the river Gomati, this architectural marvel is designed in the shape of a dome. The central dome is decorated with passages on... More 

Lucknow, India
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23 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Bada Imambara is pride of Lucknow every tourist of lucknow want to visit this place but due to mis management of Hussainabad trust this is so terrible Dirty place

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The huge collection of tazias and the chandeliers inside the Shah Najaf Imambara is impressive but the building is not maintained very well, and has also lost its location advantage with the Gomti having shifted its course. Right at the end of the Shah Najaf Road near Hazratganj, it is a imambara that can easily be visited.

Thank Chetna1973
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247 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 826 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Shahi Imambara and Dr. Ambedkar Park are the two locations in Lucknow that I'll never forget. Both are great, the former being very old and supposedly with a rich heritage. We loved getting lost in the dark steps in Bhulbhulaiya, as also the roof-top views and the pond downstairs. It is advisable to get an official guide from inside the... More 

2 Thank vicmuk69
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Excellent place to go. It will take almost half day to see everything. But try to get a guide who can explain everything. Lot of time guide will not explain everything. Really a great monument. Immarbara and bhoolbhulaiya is really good.

Thank Navneet R
Vadodara, India
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113 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited this place during our half day free time in Lucknow. The Shah Najaf Imambara is good for peep into the history and if you are interested in same. Do visit it once when in Lucknow.

1 Thank hardikmaharaja
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The grandeur of the Nawabs comes alive as one walks through the Imambaras of Lucknow. Must note are the chandeliers at Shah Najaf. Totally worth a visit.

Thank Garima_Dhaka
Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very calm place.The main building comprises of a big Dome surrounded by stylish passage. The building is plastered with lime and contemporary material. Central Hall is beautifully decorated with historical items, photos,etc.

1 Thank falconTourist
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70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Majestic and grande - this imambara should not be missed - bearing similar influences of chota imambara, this white building sits besides gomti river giving photographers an excellent clicking oppurtunity.

Thank Shri1508
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This Imambara is off the tourist track and is worth a visit to soak in the peaceful surroundings with exquisite chandeliers all over the place.


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