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Bara Imambara

Chowk, Lucknow, India
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Ranked #1 of 54 Attractions in Lucknow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Sydney, NSW
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Something different but much disappointed only because in photo it was looking very attractive May be because my expectations were high after seeing the photos

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This has been one of its kind with a lot of historical significance attached to it. The Guide's here are also really amazing as they dont fleece you like other places rather its also systematized through a central token system. Its a worth visiting place if you visit Lucknow.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This place is truly unique and a must see if in lucknow. Just make sure you do hire a guide otherwise one may get lost inside :) and never come out. If you like non-veg then do visit the most famous tunde kabab restaurant later.

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A seemingly ignored Moghal treasure which every visitor to India should go and see. The mosque is beautiful, the tomb imposing and the labyrinth is great fun to get lost in. It reminded me somewhat of Borobodur in Indonesia and the fact that there were no other Westerners there made it even more special. If you avoid looking at photos... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place has a surprising architecture and even more surprising purpose behind it. Its a must visit place in Lucknow. You must hire a guide to visit this place. The guide will charge around Rs. 250 for guiding you through three places within the same complex. You will get a beautiful view of lucknow from the terrace of bara imambara.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Amazing architecture outside and inside. Well maintained grounds. I think some of India's best architecture can be found in Lucknow.

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Lucknow, India
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

# It is very strange to know that the monument was subject to a long-term British, and they used this as an Arsenal where big cannon was running on the ground but his beauty still remains till this day. #The inner architecture of the monument is Iteration, the amazing geometrical technique used there. # Every design defining some meaning, although... More

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Lucknow, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have visited Bara Imambara numerous time as I stayed in Lucknow,and everytimes i find out something new, so i can say that "Lucknow is Bara Imambara" and "Bara Imambara is Lucknow", a real historic mughal monuments along with Bhool Bhulaiya, always take a guide so that you can know the detail back ground of this monuments and take with... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This unique attraction along with Bhool Bhulaia is an important monuments to visit. Old Navabi classics design, dress and many other attractions are worth observing. Bhool Bhulaiya consists of nearly 140 steps and once you are on the top beutiful views of city can be seen from here. Guide is a must otherwise if lost you can no track back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Really when you enter the gate of Bara Imambara you will see the huge space and the built. Please take Guide so that you can reveal the truth of the place . Guide will tell you about the hidden facts .

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