Chhota Imambara, Lucknow
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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While the Barra (big)Imambara (congregation hall for Shia Muslims) is a grand brick coloured architectural structure , the Chota (small) Imambara built in 1839, is a beautiful 'cameo' in white and gol... read more »
Lucknow is kwnon by The City Of Nawabs. Lucknow is best place for foody lovers. Lucknow is famous for Lucknavi Suits.
One of the wonders from the world of Nawabi Architecture & Oudh Supremacy revealed. One can be really exposed to the richness of the state in the 18th century.
I live in lucknow only i go there everyday as i am a muslim
A very beautiful and lovely place to visit... !! view of this place is very awesome..!!
This place is worth visiting. Chota Imambara is an architectural marvel. Place is calm & peaceful.
Part of old Lucknow. The town must be beautiful with all these buildings before the British destroyed most of it after 1857. Better maintained than the larger brother.
Ansh. Saxena Saxena
I. Like. These. Photos. Because I. Go. One day. I. Live. In. Lucknow
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