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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  • very bed person and trust people very bed only give money no proper and right information and only money give very bed visit our friend group i hate this place and place trust  more »
  • Visited the Bara Imambara after a span of 50 years and was very pleasantly surprised to see that it’s upkeep was good if not great! The guides have their own version of history to share, replete with ...  more »
  • Very impressive! The bhulbhulaya and the structures with no pillars, are all impressive architecture, plus it is of religious significance to the region.  more »
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  • Bara Imambara in Lucknow is worthy of half a day’s visit, in case you want to explore this great architectural designing and rich historical heritage deeply. Guides are available here, who will explain everything about this location in good details, but please make sure that you avail the guide service from the designated area inside the premises (or else, you may get ripped off). Be sure to walk through the structures and surrounding areas, including the hallways with amazing art and designs. The rooftop is a great place to watch the City in a sort of birds’ eyes view.
  • Very interesting place...must take a visit. And please remember the side from where you took entry. You need not to take guide as they will ask you when you take entry inside. Because the labyrinth is already been shut due to the some unavoidable reasons. For Indian visitors pass amount is just Rs. 50(combined pass). Your fun will be doubled not while taking an entry into the labyrinth instead when you'll search for an exit door. Have a visit, share your experiences. And be safe.
  • Very good place for family time off... When you are in Lucknow... The best thing about the place is its a combination sight seeing spot... You get the mosque and labyrinth and other nearby places all at walking distance from here... Be sure to take a guide for the labyrinth and also for the history
  • This could be such a great tourist magnet if they could maintain it better. Here are some tips: you HAVE to take a guide inside, especially if you want to go into the bhulbullaiyya. But the rip-off here is that the guides won't give you an exclusive service. They sign up with you, and then look for more tourists... until they have a party of 20 odd people, and you are reduced to being one in a crowd. Best to negotiate with them right at the start that they WONT take any more customers, and will take on only you. Pay a bit extra if needed, but its better than being on a party of 20 strangers.
  • Good guides are hard to find here,the ones there doesn't speak English and even they do speak English you don't understand anything. Always wait for guides for just your group,they usually gathers 2,3 groups of people and guide(again you won't understand anything). It's a historical place with highly intelligent architecture.

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