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Bara Imambara

Lucknow, India
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Ranked #1 of 60 attractions in Lucknow
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Architectural Buildings
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New Delhi, India
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you have seen enough mosques, temples and the likes in India, this Imambara would not quite impress you. Nonetheless, its a must place to visit if in Lucknow. Be sure to take a guide to take you around and share info on the area.

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York, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

To be fair, I did expect the building to be larger but I wasn't disappointed. The whole complex is clearly well maintained and I was glad of the detailed description from my guide book because the guide I hired had little or no English. The rates for guides are closely controlled but clearly the quality isn't. My advice here is... More

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Lucknow, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's the landmark that makes Lucknow famous and is a must-visit for tourists who drop into Lucknow. Ideally, visit during the winter months. It's compulsory to take off your foot wear for entering into the main chambers and the Bhool-Bhulaiyya (maze) and the Lucknow summers will scorch your feet. Overall, you can't miss this while visiting Lucknow.

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Lucknow, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Bada Imambara is one of the popular tourist spots in Lucknow. It has an amazing Labyrinth aptly called Bhool Bhuliya (a place where you would get lost). It is advisable to take a guide to enjoy the whole complex which hosts a mosque (this is an active mosque - with regular namaazs and other rituals still on), the bhool bhuliya,... More

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New Delhi, India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Takes about 2 hours to visit. You buy a ticket of Rs 50 for Bara and chota imambara along with picture gallery etc. The entry gate is majestic. On the RHS is the Mosque where people still pray. Imambara has lot of history which is revealed by the guides who are available for INR 210 for the Imambara,Bhul bhulaiya and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Bara Imambara offers an unique one of a kind experience. The charm of the place with fishes motif on the entrance itself is fascinating. The old building is an architecture marvel. the main attraction of this place is the Bhool bhulaiya, built in the upper floors. The stairs are rather narrow and steep. The guides take you in a... More

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canada
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12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I think this is they called Bhool Bhulaiya.. If u are physically challenged or have weak hart or have problem climbing the stairs that are plentiful then just admire rest of the property do not venture up there. You cant climb up or try to coming down. but is very steep very scary for lots. Enjoy then the rest without... More

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Ahmedabad
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Its has a beautiful architecture, especially entrance of Imambara (shrine). If you visit this place near to sunset , the view is mesmerizing.

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Lucknow, India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A must visit for any traceller to Lucknow! The beautiful architechture and the ornate disigns of the various halls are captivating. The Guides are helpful but take only the proper ones with a fixed rate for 4 buildings. usually they try to show you the Bada Imambara & Bhulbhulaiya and drop you off. Insist on seeing all the rest- Chhota... More

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Lucknow, India
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Must see travelers' spot for Lucknow visitors. Excellent buildings and reminds of grand, by gone era. Situated in old Lucknow, Kulche nehari, seekh kabab, kashmiri chai and tunde kababi are nearby best places to savor the taste of Lucknow.

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