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Bara Imambara

Chowk, Lucknow, India
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Ranked #1 of 61 Attractions in Lucknow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Architectural Buildings
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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It is a little more pricey for foreign visitors and if you miss the labyrinth you will be wondering why. The main hall is crumbling and painted in a dodgy mint green colour. There is not much to see. As we were a male and female (my colleague and i) we were forced into having a guide- I assume this... More

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Lucknow, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

must visit place in lucknow .. should not miss the blul bhullalia ( maze)... do take a guide for it, whispering hall ... and the scenic view from the roof top...

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Jaipur, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Its architecture .It was so designed that you can not find your way easily while roaming in the buiding . its is a real piece of design and hard work by those who built it .Maintenance is however not up to the mark .

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Indonesia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Bara Imambara is a beautiful building and you can visit it for free. Only if you want to go into the maze you need to pay an entrance fee. For me it was enough to wander through the garden and take pictures of the surrounding buildings.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I visited this place with my family and enjoyed the architectural beauty of the place, popularly known as "Bhulbulaiya". Visitors will be astonished with the uniqueness of the features like "Listening to any one talking in any corner of the structure can be heard from the other end" This place is the burial ground of Nawab Wazid Ali Shah the... More

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Lucknow, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the best attraction of Lucknow .one must see this ,away about 7km from railway station. Taxi and other city services are available from various centre.

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Lucknow, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We are staying in lucknow for last 20 yrs..and this place is awesome...architecture is great..now tickets and guides are quite well managed. .u can book for only imambara or combine with bhool bhuIaiya and bawanri as well. Bhool bhuIaiya is awesome and makes u enjoy the architecture of this monument made in days of nawabs.. bavari is also great place... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The bhool bhulayian is awesome. The entire palace was made with dal and other stuffs from an Indian kitchen

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Dehradun, India
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Its a pleasure to go in that era and see a fine marvel in architecture but the way they treat tourist is insane.The upkeep of the monument is also very bad,dirty and filthy.We visited Lucknow in June when it was extremely hot and they made us take off our footwear and it was insane to walk on the floor which... More

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Lucknow, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A must place to go atleast once.The architecture is very nice ,though it still needs some management.Otherwise it is a good place to look into old world charm.Silent.

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