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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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Type: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Brilliant architecture. Nice place. Wondering how these place were build and what was the technology of those period. Seeing is believing. Must visit, but do take the help of a guide to understand its importance

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

A place, better known as bhulbhulaia amongst localites, is worth visiting and get lost inside alone without the help of a guide. the remains of old badshah and about their lifestyle and activities

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is the MUST DO of lucknow. If you don't visit there your visit in lucknow is not worth.they call it Bhool bulaiyah ... Really mysterious ..

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Mumbai
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139 reviews 139 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Was happy that I took a paid guide to explain some of the interesting features of this landmark. The Bhoolbhulaiyan (maze) might have been worth exploring but for the surging crowds, the unlit interiors on a gray day, and my incipient claustrophobia. Nevertheless, a 'must see' on a visit to Lucknow.

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New Delhi, India
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Its a huge islamic building set in a large garden with mosque on one side and a well on the other side. Very clean and well maintained. Hiring a guide is compulsory if you want to go inside, Rs.100 for two people, though the caretakers try to charge more, around 150/-. For the non-muslim, bhul bhulaiya (maze) is the highlight... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

One MUST visit this place with a guide else you could just be doing the rounds in side the maze out here... Built so many years ago this place is just so lovely to be at.... the guide takes pains to explain all the key points at the Imambara A structure made out of "masala" and hollow walls.... and the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Must to visit, it is a old Nawab palace and it one of the tourist attractions. It also has bowli next to it you should visit that too and the Chota Imambara

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Lucknow, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Its a place of historical importance .. the combine visit to the nearby sites is must .. bhul bhulayia is interesting .. the folk lore about is are enticing .. the architectural aspect is again intriguing

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Noida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Better visit in the morning, reach by 9:00-9:30 the place is quiet and the guides are fresh, and no one is in a hurry and one can get great pictures

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Bara Imambara is a Beautiful piece of architecture and defines the nerve of Lucknow. There's a mosque which is prohibited to enter if you are non muslim. But you can visit bhulbhullaiya and bowli which themselves represent the rich heritage of the city. If in Lucknow you must visit this place to understand the culture of Lucknow.

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