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Bara Imambara, Lucknow

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Monument Architectural Building
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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Where to stay in Lucknow

Ranging from luxury to budget, Lucknow offers a wide variety of lodgings. Good mid-range hotels lie in the central part of the city between the railway station and Gomati River, while luxurious parkside options are on the opposite bank. Charbagh railway station area has a number of low-budget facilities. For deluxe hotels, look in Hazratganj, DM Compound Colony, and Husainganj. Shoestring travelers have a choice of economical guesthouses, offering easy access to sightseeing and shopping.
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  • The place would have been better visited in the winter months. The history and sights were generally drowned in the whining of my son who found the summer heat quiet bad. Nonetheless the place is mass...  more »
  • Must Visit Place When you are in Lucknow.One of the Architecture marvel of Lucknow.As it is Religious Place We need to Remove Our Shoes at Gate.  more »
  • The bada imambara is the one of the most famous monuments in lucknow and is known for its brilliant architecture. The main attractions of the complex are the mosque and a labyrinth known as Bhool Bhul...  more »
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  • The place is great. Awesome structure. Great views. Very well maintained. There is only one thing, which annoyed me: The guides. First they trap the tourists, convincing them the place is very dangerous and you can get lost. Telling you stories that few people got lost, never to be found(which is true) but they don't tell you that the part of labyrinth, where people got lost has been closed to tourist and you cannot get lost now. I would recommend. Don't fall for the guides. The money they are charging is not worth it and you don't get much information from them.
  • Historical stuffs are always great. So guys you should visit once and hire a guide inside to know about the facts. And yes this site is truly great , the ancient architecture, the materials used in construction any many more interesting facts belong to this place ..
  • Amazing place. Best example of our ancestors hard work and knowledge. By the help of government now it is looks awesome. In the night view is mind blowing.
  • I visited today it is a amazing place. Best example of our ancestors hard work and knowledge. By the help of government now it is looks awesome outside of the place nice street lights 🚥. In the night view is mind blowing
  • The beauty of the structure is that you won't exit the building the same entrance you might have entered into. A complex structure and well planned. Maintenance must be improved.