Chhota Imambara, Lucknow

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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  • Reasonably well maintained ... Need to take ticket to visit the place ... Built about 200 years ago... Many chandeliers are inside the building and shows the pomp and glory of the Awaud kings ..  more »
  • This is old but well maintained property. Centrally located so easily accessible. Famous for its history.  more »
  • This is located close to Bara Imambara. It was built as congregation hall. It was built by Nawab - Muhammad Ali Shah. The architecture of the monument is very beautiful and well done. The tomb of the ...  more »
  • 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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