Chhota Imambara, Lucknow

Chhota Imambara, Lucknow (must see)

Chhota Imambara is an imposing structure built by Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah in 1838. It aimed to serve as his mausoleum. The tombs of other family members of this ruler are placed inside the Imambara as well. Thousands of workers labored on the project to sustain their lives during a severe famine. Chhota Imambara is also known as the Palace of Lights due to its ornaments during festivals and holidays. The chandeliers that adorn the interior of this building were acquired in Belgium. The mausoleum features a beautiful white dome, as well as turrets and minarets. Arabic calligraphy decorates the walls.

Why You Should Visit:
Rich Indo-Ismalic and Persian style monument; clean and has washrooms plus a drinking water facility within the premises.

Tip:
The entry ticket for this is combined with the Bara Imambara, so you should actually visit Bara Imambara first.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am-6:30pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Chhota Imambara on Map

Sight Name: Chhota Imambara
Sight Location: Lucknow, India (See walking tours in Lucknow)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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