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#7 of 225 Places To Visit in Lucknow
chota imambara
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West of Bara Imambara, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226001, India
contact
+91-522-3303030
entry fee
300
per person for foreign tourists
25
per person for Indian tourists
timings
All days of the week
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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about chota imambara

Touted as the most prominent historical landmark of Lucknow, Chhota Imambara or the Husainabad Imambara represents a wonderful combination of Charbagh, Indo-Islamic and Persian structural designs. Adorned with a grand golden dome, gold-edged mirrors and splendid silver throne, the monument is a sight to behold. With an astonishing history engulfing it, Chhota Imambara tells quite a different story. It is said that during the famine of the 19th century, the Nawab of Oudh decided to aid the lower strata of society and established Chhota Imambara under the Food for Work program, providing instant relief to the famine-stricken. With a stream running through its garden, the interiors of the artistic splendour are embellished with Arabic calligraphy and delicate glass work. A celebratory aura surrounds the monument during the festival of Muharram. Dazzling in sheets of light, it is also called the palace of lights, an image that will stick with you much after your visit too. It would be advisable to note that non-Muslims are not allowed inside the mosque located within the monument compex.

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Mujtaba Zaidi
Mujtaba Zaidi
full of mirrors
Jul 01 2014
Much smaller than the Bada Imambara. The complex also contains the Shahi Hammam (royal bathhouse).the carvings and the glass chandeliers are much more beautiful than Bara Imambara..Love this too
Sai Venkat
Sai Venkat
“Made grand by the detailing!”
Jun 25 2014
After visiting the Bara Imamabara, the Chhota Imambara does appear small and insignificant as per its name. However, the detailing in this Imambara catches your attention and eye. Both the interiors and the exteriors are very detailed, well maintaine ...... read more
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