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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: Architectural Buildings, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This place is truly unique and a must see if in lucknow. Just make sure you do hire a guide otherwise one may get lost inside :) and never come out. If you like non-veg then do visit the most famous tunde kabab restaurant later.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

A seemingly ignored Moghal treasure which every visitor to India should go and see. The mosque is beautiful, the tomb imposing and the labyrinth is great fun to get lost in. It reminded me somewhat of Borobodur in Indonesia and the fact that there were no other Westerners there made it even more special. If you avoid looking at photos... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This place has a surprising architecture and even more surprising purpose behind it. Its a must visit place in Lucknow. You must hire a guide to visit this place. The guide will charge around Rs. 250 for guiding you through three places within the same complex. You will get a beautiful view of lucknow from the terrace of bara imambara.... More

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14 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Amazing architecture outside and inside. Well maintained grounds. I think some of India's best architecture can be found in Lucknow.

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Lucknow, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

# It is very strange to know that the monument was subject to a long-term British, and they used this as an Arsenal where big cannon was running on the ground but his beauty still remains till this day. #The inner architecture of the monument is Iteration, the amazing geometrical technique used there. # Every design defining some meaning, although... More

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Lucknow, India
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have visited Bara Imambara numerous time as I stayed in Lucknow,and everytimes i find out something new, so i can say that "Lucknow is Bara Imambara" and "Bara Imambara is Lucknow", a real historic mughal monuments along with Bhool Bhulaiya, always take a guide so that you can know the detail back ground of this monuments and take with... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This unique attraction along with Bhool Bhulaia is an important monuments to visit. Old Navabi classics design, dress and many other attractions are worth observing. Bhool Bhulaiya consists of nearly 140 steps and once you are on the top beutiful views of city can be seen from here. Guide is a must otherwise if lost you can no track back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Really when you enter the gate of Bara Imambara you will see the huge space and the built. Please take Guide so that you can reveal the truth of the place . Guide will tell you about the hidden facts .

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New Delhi, India
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Bara Imambara is a must see place if you are in Lucknow. Keep in mind that it is closed for few hours (around 1100 hrs - 1400 hrs) on Friday. Take a guide and enjoy.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The architecture, the Labyrinth(Bhulbhulaya), the Bawli (Water reservoir/Well) is worth a visit. The 350 Feet structure without a single pillar is a piece of architecture. The roof of Imambara is made up from the rice husk which make this Imambara a unique building. And the Structure was merely made for employment of the people of the Region or the inhabitant... More

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