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. Plan your Chhota Imambara visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lucknow using our Lucknow day trip tool .
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  • Chota Imambara is also one of the oldest monument of Lucknow, one should surely visit this place, you have to walk and capture the beautiful architecture in camera. you can hire guide also to know the...  more »
  • Interesting to see the wash area of the Nawab before he would go to the mosque.....our guide very enthusiastically explained how in "those days" they had a marbled tub where water came from the Gomti,...  more »
  • Good architecture. One will see a replica of Taj Mahal in this Chota Imaam bara. This is not so big as Bara Imaam. There is also Shahi Hamam where Nawab used to take bath. The place is designed in suc...  more »
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  • This is a part of living history. Chota imamabada is personification of awadh culture. One can sit here and look in amazement about the years of yore. Places nearby have changed a bit but one can still see the a glimmer of past. Absolutely enchanting.
  • A fantastic place with great historical significance and beautiful atmosphere. Great renovated place with great maintenance. A must visit
  • छोटा इमामबाड़ा Chhota Imambara is one of the most prominent historical structures of Lucknow. Architecturally, it is a beautiful amalgam of Charbagh, Indo-Islamic and Persian structural and architectural designs. The exterior of the temple is complete with Quranic verses which are written in Islamic calligraphy on the walls of the monument. However, it is not just the exterior of the Imambara which catches the fancy of the eager visitors. Even the interiors of the monument are designed and maintained with intricate details and utmost care.
  • One of he most prominent historical monument of Lucknow....Well maintained and one of he beautiful site in India...This monument shows the culture and traditions of Nawabs of Awadh....
  • Buy lively chikan suits from govt outlet at chota imambara after seeing the wonderful architecture of both imambara

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