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Bara Imambara, Lucknow

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Built in the 18th century, Bara Imambara remains a major place of worship for Shia Muslims. After walking through two enormous gateways, you'll enter a courtyard dominated by a grand mosque. Stand inside the huge central hall to discover one of the world's largest vaulted galleries, made of interlocking bricks with no extra structural support. You can also walk through the famed "Bhulbhulaiya," an intricate network of narrow tunnels leading to a rooftop balcony with panoramic views. Think about paying a guide to ensure you don't get lost within this massive complex. Using our world travel planner, Lucknow attractions like Bara Imambara can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Imambara at this site is large and architecturally interesting. Well worth including in a visit to the historical sites in this area. The imam's residence and lecture areas are grand , not majesti...  more »
  • first time to this place, best, silent and wonderful, feel of lucknow is there easy approach and next to river  more »
  • This place is prominently located in Lucknow and one can get a taste of nawabi architecture by visiting this place... It is one of the famous tourist destination in Lucknow and is a great experience t...  more »
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  • Bada Imambada has Bhul Bhulaiya on the first floor which is a maze or Labyrinth. One has to go around a sequence of stairs and if you get it right, you come out safely otherwise you can continue going in circles. A very good experience.
  • Enough written about it on internet. But presently, under repair and renovation, so not much to attract. Parks are poorly maintained. It could be improved upon. Has lot of potential to attract tourists. On friday, closed between 11 AM to 2 PM for Namaz. So plan accordingly
  • Very interesting place. Famous for its "Bhool Bhulaiya". The place gets pretty crowded in the evening. Definitely worth a visit if one is facinated by Awadhi monuments.
  • Purane karigaro ki adbhut kala ko pradarshit krti hai yah jagah....awesome place in lucknow
  • It is fantastic and really its architecture is appreciable. Diwaro ke bhi kaan hote hai . It reveals.