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Chhota Imambara, Lucknow

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Admire the luxury of colonial-era rulers of Lucknow at Chhota Imambara, an exquisite congregation hall for Shia Muslims and a mausoleum for Muhammad Ali Shah, the third Nawab of Awadh. Built in 1838, an ornate pavilion with a radially-ribbed gilded dome has a baroque façade with Arabic calligraphy as ornaments and several pointed arches with elaborate carvings. The interior features elaborate Belgium-made chandeliers with crystals and stained glass used during ceremonies. Tombs of the shad and his mother are made as replicas of Taj Mahals. The front façade overlooks a large pool with fountains supplied directly from Gomti River. Before you head to Lucknow, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lucknow holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Lucknow has to offer, including Chhota Imambara.
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  • This is a copy called place from Iran but really a very special place. Islamic people take this place as their Paradise because of its iconic design. Two small Taj Mahal copies are also there, and a s...  more »
  • The Chhota Imambara also known as Imambara of Hussainabad is one of the most beautiful and attractive buildings in the city. The imposing monument lies to the west of Bara Imambara. Chota Imambara was...  more »
  • A building worth visiting. This is typical Luckhnavi architecture and a must visit. You need at least 2 hours to study the place and guide is must, otherwise, just see it from outside.  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture and place of historical importance. Nice place to spend some quality time.
  • muskuraiye aap lucknow mein hai nice place never seen before! Chota इमामबाड़ा लखनऊ की एक एतिहासिक धरोहर है।
  • Also known as, Hussainabad Imambara , the Chota Imambara was built by the Nawab of Awadh and is located in Lucknow. Located in close proximity to the larger Bara Imambara, the Chota Imambara is also referred to as the Palace of Lights due to its gilded dome and enchanting decorations during Muharram.
  • Nice and well maintained beautiful work of architecture nice place to visit.
  • We were late so we got only pic pic from outside but guide is very pleasant

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Ranging from luxury to budget, Lucknow offers a wide variety of lodgings. Good mid-range hotels lie in the central part of the city between the railway station and Gomati River, while luxurious parkside options are on the opposite bank. Charbagh railway station area has a number of low-budget facilities. For deluxe hotels, look in Hazratganj, DM Compound Colony, and Husainganj. Shoestring travelers have a choice of economical guesthouses, offering easy access to sightseeing and shopping.
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