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Chhota Imambara, Lucknow

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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.
  • I. Like. These. Photos. Because I. Go. One day. I. Live. In. Lucknow
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