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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  • Located near to the Bada Imambad, this imbabada is small as the name suggests. It has its own charm and has been preserved beautifully. There are four graves over here belonging to royal family , the ...  more »
  • Built in the memory of Hussain the younger grand son of Prophet Muhammad, this Imambara is very well decorated with chandeliers from all around the world. The Shahi hamam also shows the engineering of...  more »
  • A replica of Bara Imambara, I personally find it average may be because I compared it Bara Imababara. However, it is a nice piece of work and is a also a worth visiting in lucknow.  more »
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  • A fantastic place with great historical significance and beautiful atmosphere. Great renovated place with great maintenance. A must visit
  • A mesmerizing place Being one of the most famous heritage site quite a tourist attraction too The architecture and the engraving The designing and the colours all tune in together in perfect harmony just like a masterpiece From being important place for Muslims to attracting tourist this place has not let either of them down Food stalls are there with water Please don't be too loud or disrespectful to cleanliness as its a heritage site and religious too Hope you enjoy ❤️
  • Situated at walking distance from bara Imambara. This place, although not as big as the bara Imambara is also quite attractive and picturesque. Tanga ride worth 50 rs is recommended if you are traveling here from bara Imambara
  • Small and beautiful place to visit at Near to bada imambara U can take guide or not upto u only Ladies should put cloth on head before entring. As per by religion. Must go place in lucknow
  • 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.

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