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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  • In this most modern of Indian cities, this place was a real throw back to ancient times and we were really caught by the wow factor walking through the main entrance. It is a complex of several temple...  more »
  • Nice architecture, Bhool Bhuliya as the highlight. Pls dont forget to take guide to ensure safe return.  more »
  • Avoid on public holidays; the Bhoolbhulaiya can get overcrowded and claustrophobic. But sitting around in the lawn on a winter afternoon can be pleasant.  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.
  • Well it's a must visit place if you happen to be in Lucknow. Great architecture with even greater history. I mean you must hire a guide & he will tell you many amazing things which you leave you amazed. Neat & clean. There is a fee for entrance. You may need 2 to 4 hours if you want to see everything. There is collection of ancient items as well.
  • very beautiful palace . maze . enjoyment to the fullest. has potential to attract foreign visitors. guided tours are must. guides are very good but come in a cost of some money. very friendly administration team. the rulers were good. met two foreigners who could speak hindi.had a great day.has a maze and also a front view garden
  • An awesome destination for the Medieval lovers. Having great architectural skill made me to believe that walls have the ears to. Moreover, the water conservation technology they had is still in practice showing their high level of intellect.

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