Bara Imambara TRAVEL GUIDE

About Bara Imambara

Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state of India, is a modern city with which the pride of being a grand historic monument is associated. The adjacent river of river Ganges, situated on the banks of Gomti, is known for its gardens, gardens and unique architectural buildings. The city of 'Nawabs', famously known as 'Lucknow city', has kept its charm from various cuisine of cultural and culinary arts. The people of this city are famous for their distinctive charm, Tahajib and Urdu language. Lucknow city is also famous for a specific type of embroidery, chicken-covered garments and clothes.

History of Bara Imambara

The city of Lucknow is home to a historic gate named Imambara, where an amazing architecture is seen which is also stunned by the modern architect. Imambara was constructed by Nawab Asaf-ud-daula in 1784 and its conceptor was 'Kifayatullah', which is said to be related to the Taj Mahal architect. Built by the Nawab in the famine relief program, this fort is a huge and magnificent structure, also known as 'Asafai Imambara'. A mixture of Rajput and Mughal architectures appears in this structure with gothic effect. The big Imambara is an interesting building. It is neither a mosque nor a mausoleum, but many recreational elements are built inside this huge building. The construction of cells and the use of the vault shows strong Islamic influence.

How to Reach Bara Imambara

You can take local transport, taxi, auto rickshaw and bicycle rickshaw to reach Bara Imambara from any part of Lucknow or you can stroll from nearby hotels to reach there. Nearby transport can be taken from Alambagh bus stand which will take you legally to Imambara. There are also Metro Railway facilities to reach Bara Imambara which are Durgapuri Metro (3 km), Charbagh Metro (3 km), Alambagh Metro (3 km), Mawaiya Metro (4 km) and Krishan Nagar Metro (6 km) respectively.

Time to visit Bara Imambara

8 am – 6 pm

Bara Imambara Location

Things to See near Bara Imambara

The Bara Imambara is actually a huge hall built after a panoramic courtyard, where two massive triple-arch can be reached by the paths. The central chamber of Imambara is about 50 meters long and 16 meters wide. The ceiling of this chamber is more than 15 meters. This hall is the largest creation of the world standing without the external support of timber, iron or stone beams. Its roof has been erected by adding bricks without using any beam or girder. Hence it is seen as a wonderful achievement of architecture.

Maze: There are three spacious rooms in this building; there are tall corridors hidden between its walls, which are about 20 feet thick. This dense, deep composition is called a maze and should only be done when your heart is strong. It has a network of more than 1000 small small roads, some of which are closed and some end in some dripping droplets, while others end at the entrance or exit points. Getting the help of an approved guide is recommended, if you want to come back without losing in this maze.

Boudi: Another cannoned structure of Imambhabar is a 5-storeyed Boudi (terraced well), which is from the earlier Nawabi era. The royal hamam is related to the Gomti river. There are only two floors above the water, the rest of the water remains submerged throughout the water.

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