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#1 of 225 Places To Visit in Lucknow
bara imambara
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Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India
entry fee
per person for Indians
per person for foreign tourists
All days of the week except Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
visit duration
Around 1 hour

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Enveloped in legends and myths, one of the most beautiful monuments in Lucknow stands tall in all its grandeur. Intermingled with stories and beliefs, the aura of Bara Imambara encompasses you as soon as you enter. Constructed in 1784 by Barak Imambara Asaf-ud-Daula, it is also known as the ‘Gravity Defying Palace’. The central hall of the monument has received its fair share of acclaim worldwide. One of the largest and most distinctly arched constructions in the world, the hall at 50 by 16 meters width, and over 15 meters tall, has no beams or pillars supporting the ceiling. Echoing whispering sounds throughout the main hall is the arresting balcony in the monument. To make things a wee bit more interesting is the confusing web called Bhul Bhullaiya, bordering the main hall on the first floor, and a step well that connects the building to the river. Offering a breathtaking view of the city from the top of the monument, the maze is an absolute delight. Made with more than 1000 labyrinthine passages, the maze may lead you to a dead end, a surprising fall or strange entry and exit points. Along with such mysteries, the Imambara also houses the mausoleums of Asaf-ud-Daula and his family. Discover the beautiful monument at your own pace, but preferably with an authorised guide to help you. It’s quite easy to lose your way around this grand monument, so hire a guide and unravel the secrets that call out to you, without getting lost! 

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Nitin XTj
Nitin XTj
unexpected visit to imambara
Sep 26 2016
Its just awsme.....I really liked it....iys amazing.....I have visited bara imambara..and chotta imambara....and I have learnt all..stories and facts from the guide that provided by...the staffs......I want to visit that beatiful...complex once again ...... read more
Aakash Kumar Yadav
Aakash Kumar Yadav
“Architectural Wonder"
Jun 25 2015
A must visit place if you visiting Lucknow.Always take Government authorized guide if you really want to discover this place.Massive structure,Beautiful architecture and boundless history.One place that should not be missed at all when visiting Luckn ...... read more