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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Chota imambara is near bara imambara. The architecture is worth seeing. The fish at the gate is symbolic of lucknow. Women have to cover head. Good for one time visit.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This place is near Bara Imambara and is quite intresting . The entrance gate and the golden bird their shows great technology of ancient India  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Quite modern compared to the Bara Imambara, but well maintained garden as well as interiors. Women need to cover their heads - scarves are available (for free) at the gate. Don't miss the fish at the ...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    Beautiful architecture and place of historical importance. Nice place to spend some quality time.
  • June 17, 2017
    muskuraiye aap lucknow mein hai nice place never seen before! Chota इमामबाड़ा लखनऊ की एक एतिहासिक धरोहर है।
  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    Nice and well maintained beautiful work of architecture nice place to visit.
  • June 4, 2017
    We were late so we got only pic pic from outside but guide is very pleasant

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