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Chhota Imambara, Lucknow

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • Keep one hour max for the visit. Do keep a bottle of water on a hot day. Guide is available for explaining the background of this place.  more »
  • After entering the gate of Chhota Imambara, it was right there like Taj Mahal, reflection of a sophisticated white mosque looking building in a peaceful rectangular pond. The bath house building was v...  more »
  • The Chota Imambara is walking distance from the Bara Imambara. Though not as imposing as the Bara Imambara, it is a beautiful piece of architecture. The main hall has some beautiful Chandeliers, but t...  more »
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  • muskuraiye aap lucknow mein hai nice place never seen before! Chota इमामबाड़ा लखनऊ की एक एतिहासिक धरोहर है।
  • We were late so we got only pic pic from outside but guide is very pleasant
  • Beautiful architecture and place of historical importance. Nice place to spend some quality time. Less crowded than Bada Imambara
  • Well Know for it's scenery amd mugal arts
  • Wonderful monument. Preserves lots of historical things. Especially chandeliers from Belgium