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 online itinerary creator, Lucknow attractions like Bara Imambara can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The place is huge. The architecture is magnificent and fairly well preserved. This must have been quite spectacular in era that the rulers were here. It is well worth visiting if you are in...  more »
  • Dress decently and modestly. On entering it gives a very grand view but not so well maintained. Taking a guide is a chaos. Also a much hyped "bhul bhulaiyya" is so much overcrowded that one loses the....  more »
  • The bada imambara is well worth a visit, it has an imposing presence and gives a great feeling of its historical significance. Very conveniently located it can be visited very easily. Avoid the Bhool....  more »
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  • Awesome palace, one must hire guide for not more than ₹100 + ₹50 ticket. They will explain everything about the historical facts about this place, it's very interesting. Highly recommended when you visit Lucknow.
  • Such a rich culture of ancient India. Stories and legends will awe you. Assimilation of cultures from Arab world and art forms is magnificent. You will need complete 1 day to explore this place fully and don't forget to hire a guide. Your experience will be enhanced by their guide and storytelling.
  • Awesome place but please don't pay the tourist guides for being showing you the place. they only took money and just make you walk,walk and walk. Just go by yourself enjoy yourself or with your co-partners. But it's really great experience here.
  • Awesome place but please don't pay the tourist guides for being showing you the place. they only took money and just make you walk,walk and walk. Just go by yourself enjoy yourself or with your co-partners. But it's really great experience here.
  • That's an amazing historical place... You will found here Amazing ancient architecture... With a lot of fun and surprise.. #amazing location... I suggested to everyone to visit once here of their life....
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