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Address: Chowk, Lucknow, India

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One of the three 'real' tourist landmarks in Lucknow.

The place speaks to clever architecture. Hiring a guide is necessary for couples and costs anywhere between 100-210 depending on how much area you want him to cover. The halls of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The place speaks to clever architecture. Hiring a guide is necessary for couples and costs anywhere between 100-210 depending on how much area you want him to cover. The halls of the Imambara have been designed with cues from Persian, Chinese and Indian architecture. above the halls is a 'bhool bhulaiya' or Labyrinth which is quite interesting. Entry tickets for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Good place to visit . Very nice and quiet. It has a great history to tell. Though the approach roads and transport is not so great but it is worth it.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Good place to spend a quiet time with ancient architectures of India..... A paradise for photographers. The bhool-bhulaiya is a must. Mosque is too serene.

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Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Bara Imambara is the lifeline of Lucknow. It represents the height of art & architecture which Lucknow achieved during the reign of Nawabs. Its architecture is marvelous. It is also known as Bhool Bhulaiya, as people forget the path if they are not accompanied by the guide. Moreover it has got the world's largest hall without any pillar or beam... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of those places where you can actually get lost.. The tunnels, the Baawli, the gates... Its an intriguing experience..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place is called bhool bhulaiya.. Because the path is confusing.. the place from where you started you come to that place again..all the Gufas and all look similar...

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Siliguri, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The place will grasp your attention from the moment you enter it. The architecture is so amazing that it will remind you of the buildings that existed in the Ottoman empire. The Lucknow kings had planned it properly so that people could be tended to during famines. The guides will tell you a lot of stories so make sure you... More 

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

this monument is quite big and time taking visit, but the park attached to it Nimbu Park is beautiful to sit and relax. No much food options near by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Bara Imambara boasts of a fantastic Bhul Bhulaiya, and amazing acoustics in the main hall without any pillars. Do bother to take a qualified guide with you as you will get fantastic stories and facts from them, moreover, it may be impossible for you to get out of the Bhul Bhulaiya as you are likely to get lost in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great monument of history .. avadh sculpture, shahi bathroom called bawdi, the royal Roomi Darwazza, Famous Bhoolbhulaia and height minars and tazias of karbala. What better can explain lucknow and nawabs. Please dont go without a guide, they are very honest and logical in cost. Have atleast 3-4 hours time to visit this place. Once you complete this visit please... More 

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Address: Chowk, Lucknow, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Lucknow

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