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Bara Imambara

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Address: Chowk, Lucknow, India

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Nawab's Lucknow in all it glory

Bara Imambara is perhaps the most spectacular of all the old buildings still standing. It is an impressive building that is an architectural wonder. It have a massive hall that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Uttarkashi, India
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Uttarkashi, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Bara Imambara is perhaps the most spectacular of all the old buildings still standing. It is an impressive building that is an architectural wonder. It have a massive hall that has no supporting pillars to hold the roof. It is said that no rebars were used to build the building. The top level of the building is a labyrinth. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very good place..bhool bhulaiah was superb construction.. You would get lost in it and could have a lot of fun if you go with friends...(if there is no guide you would take 1hr to get out of the construction). Pillar less construction of labyrinth was amazing..Step well construction was also superb...

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

lucknow was passing through famine when Nawab Asafuddaula got it constructed to give employment to the people so that they could get livelihood.Labyrinth here is worth an experience.You get lost and then find yourself again at the same place.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

It was built by Asaf-ud-Daula in the year 1784. This magnificent structure is one of the major tourist attractions of Lucknow. The biggest attraction of this complex is the Bhulbhulaiya, a maze with confusing passages. The place is said to have been used for the recreation of the royalty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 weeks in India and Lucknow is our 2nd destination. The guide and driver arranged by INDIA ODYSSEY TOURS are very friendly and professional. We enjoyed visiting the Bara Imambara, the La Martienere College and the Chowk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Unfortunately it has not been well maintained but we were given to understand this this is in progress. So much history behind it. Huge place and what a splendour, especially the view from the roof top.Was not overcrowded like some of the other places.

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Lucknow, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

BAda imambara is a must see monument on visitors' list to Lucknow. Though this monument is very popular yet compared to several others in india and abroad it is not so magnificent or awe inspiring.!The main attraction here is the central hall which is said to be the largest arched hall in the world- 50 meters long and goes up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A combined foreigner ticket will set you back 500 INR (no separate fee for cameras and the only place you can't take photo's is in the Picture Gallery, in the palace near the Clock Tower). At each area of the Bara Imambara, (the Bouli/stepwell), the imambara itself and the Labyrinth, you'll be tailed by a guide for a while, offering... More 

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Place is a master piece. Bhoolbhulaiya, bauli, roomi darwaza, all are must watch place. Amazing work done by our ancestors...

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Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Its a very nice place to visit in luucknow.Dont miss it when u ever come to lucknow. Its unique and arcitecural designe attaracts most of its tourists.

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