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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  • August 17, 2017
    “Rumi Darwaza” other name is Turkish Gate, is situated in Lucknow, Uttarpradesh, it is an imposing Gateway which was buit in under the rule of Nawab Asaf-Ud-daula in around 1785. Its being an entrance...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    If u r in Lucknow must give a visit to this place. The labrynth or more famously called bhul bhulaya is amazing. However the place is poorly managed. The building archihtecture is nice to see but need...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Awesome place and history mixed here. Lots of history present. Must visit place in Lucknow. Bhool Bhulaiya is the best part.  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    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 ..
  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    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
  • June 18, 2017
    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.

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