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Bara Imambara

Chowk, Lucknow, India
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Ranked #1 of 60 attractions in Lucknow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Architectural Buildings
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Lucknow, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We are staying in lucknow for last 20 yrs..and this place is awesome...architecture is great..now tickets and guides are quite well managed. .u can book for only imambara or combine with bhool bhuIaiya and bawanri as well. Bhool bhuIaiya is awesome and makes u enjoy the architecture of this monument made in days of nawabs.. bavari is also great place... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The bhool bhulayian is awesome. The entire palace was made with dal and other stuffs from an Indian kitchen

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Dehradun, India
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76 reviews 76 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Its a pleasure to go in that era and see a fine marvel in architecture but the way they treat tourist is insane.The upkeep of the monument is also very bad,dirty and filthy.We visited Lucknow in June when it was extremely hot and they made us take off our footwear and it was insane to walk on the floor which... More

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Lucknow, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A must place to go atleast once.The architecture is very nice ,though it still needs some management.Otherwise it is a good place to look into old world charm.Silent.

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Kanpur, India
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good Place to experience the times of Nawabs....some of the most detailed work of architecture...although Guides confuse u a lot but u will need one to explore the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been to Bara Imambara many times and every visit seems like the first time Great architecture and construction technology lovely well maintained gardens still keep this monument a must see in Lucknow I wish if the visitors could refrain from littering and writing on the walls of this historical Gem

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Architecture of this place takes your breath away. Built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Dualla in 1784, the main building has a massive hall which has the largest span of a hallway in Asia without the support of in-between beams and columns. The Bhool-Bhooliya is a collection of amazing mazes. This was built for the amusement of Nawab's women with whom he... More

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I was very excited when I visited this marvelous complex in Lucknow. Really it is my Luck Now to come here and visit 'Bara Imambara'. Bara means big, and an imambara is a shrine or compex built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Lucknow, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara. It almost took a decade to complete the complex.and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The architecture of buildings is really beautiful. The Bara Imambara complex consists of Asfi Mosque, Bhool Bhulaiya, Bawli etc. The Asfi Mosque is the place where Sunny Deol's movie Gadar was filmed and the building looks really nice and huge. Over all nice place but it was not properly maintained and managed. To enter Bhool Bhulaiya one have to go... More

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Dehradun, India
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Have u seen Sunny Deol's 'Gadar'. a lot many scenes were filemd in old lucknow. Bara Imambara was also shown. Positives: *Historical place. Garden n Bhulbhulaiya is perfect view. garden is well maintained by ASI. *the labrynth in Bhulbhulaiya is awesome. * must visit place in Lucknow * great nawabi architecture in building Alerts: Don't take the guides too seriously.... More

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