We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Chowk, Lucknow 226003, India
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$45.00*
and up
Half-day Private City Tour in Lucknow
More Info
$65.00*
and up
Private City Tour Full Day in Lucknow

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 761 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 337
    Excellent
  • 314
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Historical place with Indian Values

When History created, A monument built like Bara Imamabara. This Shows Mughal Nawab pride & Lucknow City.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sanjay S
,
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Add Photo Write a Review

761 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 741: English reviews
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When History created, A monument built like Bara Imamabara. This Shows Mughal Nawab pride & Lucknow City.

Helpful?
Thank Sanjay S
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent around 2 hrs at this place. Suggest to take a guide to know about history and amazing features of the place.

Helpful?
Thank Sanjay Kumar S
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a must visit historical site in Lucknow......visit on the weekdays as on the weekends it is really crowded with local tourist.......also get a short trip on the rickshaw right outside the site which takes you to 5-6 different touristic places close by...avoid the shops the guide takes you too.......or else the rickshaw ride is totally worth it.....

Helpful?
Thank Sugat S
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

here i found many things soo gud but the behavior of guide n care takers of bara imambara is not gud they treats badly

Helpful?
Thank Harinathpan
Pune, India
Level Contributor
40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

if you are in Lucknow, this place definitely worth a visit. Take a guide for bhool bhulaiya(labyrinth) and bowli. A paradise for photographers.

Helpful?
Thank himanshu b
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an awesome structure and a wonderful place to visit specially the bowli and labyrinth is mind boggling.Overall a good monument!

Helpful?
Thank bk139
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bara Imambara is a famous monument of Lucknow with historical, cultural and heritage importance. Bara Imambara was built in 1784. It’s really worth to visit. I highly recommend to everyone to visit Bara Imambara..

Helpful?
Thank xcell e
Vadodara, India
Level Contributor
59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

you will really enjoy this place even if you are roaming Alone. the old Techniques to fool enemy keep watch on them how manually they were far ahead of us. We cant even believe the Architecture & the construction which actually exists. Although 4 underground floors are locked where no one is allowed to go as many of the people... More 

Helpful?
Thank MANISH_BAKSHI
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do keep around 100 minutes to see this beautiful building. Also, spending money on a guide is worth it. It has fascinating architectural features. And one does not see too many Shia monuments, this is one. The monument is also located close to Rumi Darwaza, Chhota Imambara, Picture Gallery and thre market of Chowk. You can get a Tonga (Ghoda... More 

Helpful?
Thank bukc
Pune, India
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They say if you go to Lucknow you have to visit Bada Imambada and that is what we did. It was fantastic and worth taking time out. We enjoyed walking around the campus, though some parts were quite dirty. It is a place to take some good pictures.

Helpful?
Thank 891ajay

Travelers who viewed Bara Imambara also viewed

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
 
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
 

Been to Bara Imambara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bara Imambara and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
berhampore, w.b.
3 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Bara Imambara staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?