The Bada Imambara of Lucknow is very beautiful, people get surprised by going into the maze built here

Highlights

The Bara Imambara was built by Asaf-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh in 1784 AD.
The central room is about 16 meters wide and 50 meters long.
It is also known as Labyrinth.

Bara Imambara in Lucknow: Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, has many historical buildings and heritage to see, but here is such an ancient building, which tourists come from far and wide to see. The name of this heritage is Bada Imambara. Located in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, this building is very grand and beautiful. Bara Imambara is also known as Labyrinth, Asafi Imambara. The construction of this Imambara was started by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula of Awadh in 1784 AD. There was also a severe famine during that time. One of the objectives of starting this grand project by the Nawab was to provide employment to the people under the famine relief project. Its central hall is said to be the largest vaulted chamber in the world. Know some important and interesting things about this heritage.

very beautiful architecture

Every tourist who comes here is stunned to see the architecture of the Imambara. It is one of the most famous and beautiful tourist places of Lucknow, which is visited by tourists from all over the country and abroad throughout the year. Mughal art, Rajput and Gothic European influences are seen in the architecture of this building. The domed hall of this grand building is about 50 meters long and 15 meters high. Big windows in the building add to its beauty. These windows have been made in such a way that the person going inside can be seen through the main, but the person sitting in the window cannot see the person going inside. Such a technique has been used in the construction of the walls that even if you speak very slowly, your voice will be heard far away.

Its central room is about 16 meters wide and 50 meters long. There are also nine other halls here. There are about 84 steps to reach the terrace. They go through such a path that sometimes people get confused. There are more than a thousand corridors located between the walls of the Imambara, which are called labyrinths. Coming in these corridors, everyone loses his way. The architect of this monument was Kifayatullah of Delhi. He was the one who designed this grand building. About 20 thousand people were employed in its construction and it was completed in about 11 years.

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What to see in Bara Imambara

Here you can see the Shahi Hamam Bawdi, which is a deep well. It is five storeys, but it is visible only two storeys and the remaining three storeys are submerged in water. It is also built on Greek architecture. Apart from this, you can see the Asifi Masjid here, which is a huge mosque. However, the entry of non-Muslims is prohibited here.

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Interesting information about Bada Imambara

  • There is such a network of more than a thousand small roads, where people come and lose their way.
  • This building has been built in such a way that till date no architect has been able to copy it.
  • Once you get lost in the maze, it is difficult to come out without the help of a guide.
  • When you go to the terrace of Bada Imambara, you will get a beautiful view of the whole of Lucknow.
  • Bada Imambara is not built from any stone but from Lucknowi bricks.
  • It is neither a complete mosque nor a mausoleum.

How to reach Imambara

If you are going by road, it is just 5 kms from Charbagh bus stand. Is located at a distance. If you are going by train then you can take taxi, auto from Charbagh railway station and go here. At the same time, going by air, it is 35 km from Lucknow airport. Is located at a distance. You can visit here any day and it is open from 6 am to 6 pm. However, some entry fees have to be paid to see this building.

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