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Label : Top Attraction

Tags : Monument

Timings : 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : Indians: INR 25,
Foreigners: INR 500
(inclusive of Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Picture Gallery and Shahi Hamam)

Constructed in : 1791

Highlight : Bhool-Bhulaiya

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Bara Imambara, Lucknow Overview

The Bara Imambara of Lucknow is one of the most famous monuments in the city. The Imambara is primarily known for its incredible maze, known as Bhul Bhulaiya locally, which is located on the upper floor of the monument. It is said that there are 1024 ways to get inside the maze but only 2 to come out.

Also known as Asfi Imambara, after the name of the Nawab of Lucknow who got it constructed, it is an important place of worship for the Muslims who come here every year to celebrate the religious festival of Muharram. Said to be the world's largest structure that is unsupported by beams, Bara Imambara is considered a marvel of engineering and a fine specimen of Mughal architecture. 

The Imambara has a unique style of construction. Moreover, no wood or metal has been used in the construction of this mosque. One can also have a view of the grave of Nawab Asaf-Ud-Dowlah and his crown, which is kept in the central hall, which is said to be the largest vaulted chamber in the world.

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Raj tilak kotwal

on Bara Imambara 2 years ago
Mind blowing architectural marvel. Bara imambara is a bara act by high thinking people who provided food for their starving subjects by giving employment. This culminated into a big historical monume (Read More)nt which we see today makes us proud as Indians that such talent existed way back. This marvel is engrained by sweat toil and brain.

Aftab Alam

on Bara Imambara 5 years ago
I visited recently BARA IMAM BARA..... amazing place... So Beautiful garden...... And Bhool Bhulaiya was fantastic...... Beautiful and wonderful place.... You should must visit to see it's beauty

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on Bara Imambara 5 years ago
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gauranshi srivastava

on Bara Imambara 6 years ago
The Bara Imambara is a part of the heritage walk in Lucknow. I visited the place in November which is a pleasant time in Uttar Pradesh. Winter is the best season to explore the heritage walk of the c (Read More)ity. Definitely visit the Chhota Imambada and chowk nearby and indulge in exquisite Lucknawi cuisine and chikankari. Having a guide will help since the Imamabada is famous for its labyrinth. The monument is huge with a large number of staircases, so it would be a good idea to carry water with you.

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on Bara Imambara 6 years ago
An awesome and historical place to visit. This is such a beautiful building and view of garden is fantabulous! Just loved it. If one wants to see the beauty of Lucknow, this is the best place for tha (Read More)t.

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