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Address: Chowk, Lucknow, India

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a great improvement since my last visit 6 years ago...

the place is now maintained .. the tourist guide system is now good . a place to visit if intrested in historical monuments

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Indore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

there are many many steps here.. its hectic in summer time to go here and beware of the bats out there

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

the place is now maintained .. the tourist guide system is now good . a place to visit if intrested in historical monuments

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Bada Imambara is the central attraction of Lucknow, (it has other attractions like Rumi Darwaza, Chota Imambara, Satkhanda etc nearby)...In itself this is an imposing and beautiful work of art with 3 other components - a masjid, a bhul-bhulaiya (maze of pathways) and a bauli (well)... The imambara itself is beautiful - the ceiling is amazing piece of art (... More 

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San Diego, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

it is very interesting place. Also called bhoolbhullaiya as it is like a maze The guides here are god and they show you this place with great interest but the maintainence here is very poor It is a tourist place so it should be maintained

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Manipal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

You definitely need a guide here who will tell you the history behind this magnificent structure. Also the bhool bhulaiya cannot be completed without the help of a guide.

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jaipur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The guides are very good, but the place is nothing spectacular. However the guides do their best to make the place come alive. Especially good during the evening or early morning

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Melbourne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is a great architecture but management is just too poor. Half of the fee given to guide is usurped by the middlemen. The toilets are closed and dirty (especially ladies ones). When I called up the management for complaint, they were not able to understand English. Really not recommended unless ASI takes up charge of this historical building.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Never miss the chance to visit this place in the city. Extremetly supportive guides, management and people around. It takes around 2 hours but really worth visiting. Young, old and children enjoyed very much. Very informative place.

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Bokaro Steel City, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The amazing thing about this place is no beam, no cement and this place is standing still even after more than two decades. Get lost in bhoolbhulaiya(Labyrinth) and request your guide to let you jumble and sovle the puzzled pathway as there are more than 1700 of them!! Take a guide or its just any other monument. And the hindi... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is a great monument & a must see for tourists a. Bhool Bhulayia - very interesting place, Inside there are four options/ routes available at each junction out of which 3 are fake and only one is correct. Don't try to experiment this alone without a guide otherwise you may get trapped for hours. b. Lighting place: A match... More 

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