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Bara Imambara

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Address: Chowk, Lucknow, India
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Architecture par excellence

The best part of this imaambara is the bhool-bhulaiyan which I can never forget. I had thought that the bhool-bhulaiyan (very tough to enter and then come out at the same place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The best part of this imaambara is the bhool-bhulaiyan which I can never forget. I had thought that the bhool-bhulaiyan (very tough to enter and then come out at the same place from where you entered) is very easy and hence entered on my own and only then I realised that I had blundered. It was not a easy construction.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the reasons for visiting Lucknow this is an impressive area which can easily occupy a few hours.

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Allahabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

excellent place to visit. Neat and clean, well maintained. A must go place in lucknow. Must also visit other placed nearby in horsecart.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lucknow without ImamBara is unimaginable. Such a nice & magnificent structure now totally overlooked by the administration & slowly deteriorating. One need more than an hour to finish the tour of ImamBara build by Nawab Asif ud daula. The Chinese hall on the left & Indian hall on right and centrally placed Persian hall are marvel of Persian, indo architecture.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Bara Imambara complex contains several interesting things worth seeing. The entrance gate is the Naubatkhana, with the fish emblem of the house of Awadh. Past the first courtyard is the second gate. Inside, on the left of the second courtyard is a three story step well (baoli). Across the courtyard is the Asafi mosque, which allows entrance only to... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Imam bara has almost five attractions within its walls, Main gate which has been designed and built in 1773.Copy of the Hawa Mahal,Imam Bara hall,mosque,Baouli and bhool bhulayya. This is a very significant place built using very deep technology of that time. A must visit if someone in lucknow. Will advise to hire a guide,will get great info about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Sad to find that this place is also lacking the maintenance like others historical monuments of the city. Famous amongst local Shia community as they use this place for religious purpose. For Tourist, a nice place to hand out for a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a very impressive monument worth visiting simply to be blown away by its architecture. Make sure you take a guide to fully understand the architecture and history. Pity the monument is so neglected.

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Bara Imambara in Lucknow is one of most saught after tourist attraction of the city. It is steeped in history with interesting story of it's erection. It is grand example of mughal architecture. It is also know as Bhool bhulaiya because of the maze of narrow passages inside it.This was created from safety point of view of the inhabitants from... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Yes in this city of Nawabs, this palace tells you the great lineage and history of those royalties. It's a must visit place if you're in Lucknow.

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