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Bara Imambara, Lucknow
(4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A place not to be missed at Lucknow. It is advisable to take guide to understand the importance of this great monument. Well maintained and the credit goes to the concerned authorities .Entry fees 25 ...  more »
  • Built in around16th century without modern engineering knowledge, A great tourist spot to visit. It is also known as Bhul Bhuliya . To balance the roof load lot of Galleries were made and if you do no...  more »
  • Bara Imambara is a must visit even if you have a single day to visit Lucknow. Highly recommend to opt for a guide. Rates are fixed, and clearly displayed. Check for closing time before visit! 
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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.