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Bara Imambara in Lucknow

·  Summer: 21°C-45°C
·  Winter: 5°C-32°C
·  Monsoon: July-September
Best time to visit:  October - March

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Monday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 35
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 300
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An architectural marvel, Bara Imambara is astonishing in design and a real visual treat to the eyes. The main attraction of the structure is its 170 feet long hall which stands at the height of 55 feet from the ground without being supported by beams or girders. Because of its gravity-defying construction, the monument is counted among the most amazing arched constructions of the world.

Another noteworthy attraction of this place is its dark maze, popularly called bhul-bhulaiya, with hundreds of labyrinthine passages and 489 identical doorways. It can be thrilling to get lost in the maze and find the way out. The complex also houses attractions like Asfi Mosque and a fascinating step well.

Also called Asafi Imambara after Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula, who ordered its construction, the monument also houses tombs of Asaf and Kifayat-Ullah, the chief architect of this wonder. It is believed that there are secret tunnel passages here that can take one to places as far as Delhi. 

Road: Public transport and private buses from the cities like Delhi, Kanpur, Dehradun, Agra, Kolkata and Allahabad offer excellent road connectivity to Lucknow which is located on National Highways 24, 25 and 28. Taxis are also available from all these cities. Bara Imambara is located in Old Lucknow area and is conveniently accessible.

Railway: Charbagh Railway Station of Lucknow is only about 6 km. from the historic monument. Travellers from cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad can find regular trains to visit the city. Taxis and autos are available at the station to reach Bara Imambara.

Airway: Located about 14 km. away is the Lucknow Airport which offers flight connectivity with cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. After getting down at the airport, one can hire taxis and cabs for the further road journey.