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Address: Chowk, Lucknow, India
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Lucknow of a bygone era....

As a tourist looking for the Nawabi Lucknow, this place is worth an hours visit. A gentle stroll through the main doors and through the baoli (well) upto the main building. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bara Imambara reflects back to an era in Indian history when Lucknow's glory and rise to fame really got defined. Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daulah, the forth Nawab Wazir of Awadh's reign marked a new beginning in bringing cultures together, and creating the famous "ganga-jamuni tehzeeb" we all hear about - a fusion of hindu and muslim cultural elements. The building which... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As a tourist looking for the Nawabi Lucknow, this place is worth an hours visit. A gentle stroll through the main doors and through the baoli (well) upto the main building. This place is in slightly better shape than most of our ASI monuments - You can imagine what it would have been like in the Nawab's time. Unless you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent building for visiting picnic. Today we have visited with all my staff and student's of PACE Hospitality Center, Lucknow

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lot of work required to make it a crowd puller. The gardens are unclean with garbage lying in the open. Beggars and hawkers destroy the aura of the monument. The guides are a pain and keep pestering you. A hotspot for couples. Worth a one time visit.

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Jamshedpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. Claimed biggest struture of Asia standing without pillar. Excellent tricks to be visualise in form of - hearing a sound through wall, hearing a match stick sound from distance, step well, magnificent roof, "telescopic" window........ Superb.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the focal point among the 3 places, namely, Bara Imambada, Chota Imambada and the Picture Gallery. A guide is definitely recommended to explore the Bhul-bhuliya (labyrinth). Take the guides when you reach inside the Imambada rather than the ones near the entry.

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Ujjain, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bhoolbhulaiya is the most important thing while visiting Bada Imambada. Splendid architecture proves the presence marvellous skill in India. Sound engineering, natural lighting and ventilation are the notables features of the place. And well, quite a few scenes in the Bollywood movie Gadar were shot in this compound. Another reason to visit!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bada imabara is one the best Monuments of Lucknow , it gives the glimpses of the Nawabs era of the Lucknow. Must Visit place for a Visitor.

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent some hours here and quite liked the place. Guides are very helpful. Fun time was in the lanes of bhool bhulaiya. The entry gate, mosque and around are very picturesque. If you are in Lucknow, should visit this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really it was a good attraction sight in Lucknow,we went inside along with a guide really it was small narrow path looks all the way are same but not that much tough to come back really it was a nice experience

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