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“Great monument - far from the madding crowd.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chhota Imambara

Chhota Imambara
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Half-day Private City Tour in Lucknow
Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
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“Great monument - far from the madding crowd.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is the smaller of the two Imamabaras in Lucknow but is very impressive. The grounds are beautiful with plants and greenery of all kinds. The gardeners are doing a great job of tending to the plants. The Hamam Ghar (Bath house) is quite a site - it has changing rooms, a unique shower and tubs for hot and cold water. The bath house had a unique system of pumping water from the nearby Gomti river. The Imambara exterior is covered with intricate work that looks like lacework - very stunning inside and out. This Imambara is not as popular as the other one but is a must see - the good thing is that since many people do not visit it one can enjoy the surroundings in peace.,

Visited December 2012
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Patna, India
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“so so”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

IT is beautiful but not at all grand like bada imambara.Poorly maintained.Nothing authentic ,everything is replaced by cheap things.but a must see as this is the finest in terms of the city offers.
you are almost charged for all the sections. you visit. At end you feel like looted as you don't know what you have paid for.The place of today as nothing to do with royalty its all gone long ago.

Visited November 2012
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Pune
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“all stolen and replaced items with a fake ones”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

A guide charged us only to show a bathroom of some mughal king.. how pathetic it can be. guides would charge you each and every sections at the place. The items kept in the chota imambara were replaced with a duplicate ones as confirmed by the guide there stating that britishers stole the original ones and there after the local residents. All the wall paintaings gave a feeling of cheap paintaing done and wont give you a feeling of authenticity. Disappointed!!

Visited December 2012
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Pune, India
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“Chhota Imambara”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Complex of chhota imambara has about five replica of Taj mahal built as tomb for the deceased from Nawab's family.
At the entrance is the sahi ham-am and inside the chhota imambara housed are various chandeliers. A well kept garden is a good sight.
Do try and take a snap at the entrance where the revolving fish and chhota Imambara are in one line giving you a good snap.

Visited October 2012
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Bangalore, India
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“Good.. but comparison with Bara Imambara is bound to happen”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

Good in its own way but comparatively it has nothing much to offer...so if u see Bara Imambara and then go to the Chota Imambara then it wont appeal much.. nevertheless.. it was a good experience.. took a guide.. witnessed the Shahi Hamam (Royal bath) and had loads of questions which the guide answered...

Visited December 2012
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