Chhota Imambara
Chhota Imambara
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James c
Oklahoma City, OK381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The visit here was part of my tour of lucknow. This is smaller than the bara imanbara but more colorful with its gardens and inside decor and is not as old. The gardens are typical islamic style with fountains in the middle but were not operating. The inside is a mix of European and Indian styles. I enjoyed and don't skip waist in lucknow if you're not on a tour
Written 15 May 2024
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Tushar Sharma
Ayodhya, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
That is amazing place to visit I like this place I went their alone but next time I ll go with my family and friends. It's such a nice place.
Written 20 March 2024
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AIWIW
Houston, TX639 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
While seeing the Big Imambara, see this one too Not as big but worth seeing. Again hire a guide to learn the history.
Written 5 March 2023
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Shilpa Borkar
Mumbai, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Visit ot the Chota Imambara is part of the heritage circuit. The gardens are very well maintained and they don't fail to impress you.
Written 13 February 2023
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Akshay Sharma
New Delhi, India11,101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is located next to Bara imambara but the similarities end with the name only. From the outside the structure is good but Bara Imambara is worth the visit.
Written 19 November 2022
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Rohit Bihani
Kolkata (Calcutta), India253 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Much smaller in comparison to the Bara Imambara and less visited by tourists, this destination is probably just a picture spot, with very little to see around. The only interesting place inside to see is probably the Hammam spa.
Written 5 October 2022
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flyingwish
Westminster, MD167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Most visitors skip the chotta imambara. They should not. I found it to be equally impressive as its big brother and it is located less than a Km away. A simple and cheap rickshaw ride can be done between the two monuments.
Written 30 July 2022
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silva s
Kolkata (Calcutta), India235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We do not know why everyone discouraged us to visit this place. we visited in afternoon and it was a nice experience. it is like a hidden gem. the intricate work on the imambara is a treat for eye for heritage lovers. it also has exquisite collection of candelabra.
Written 31 January 2022
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gpradeepshenoy
Bengaluru, India1,075 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
A walk of 15 -20 minutes from bara Imambara through roomi darwaza is required to reach chota Imambara. Or there are auto's/tongas available in front of bara Imambara which can be hired to reach chota Imambara.

Entrance ticket for chota Imambara can be taken at bara Imambara (Rs 50 combined ticket for visiting bara Imambara, bowli,bhul bhulaya & picture gallery) or taken at chota Imambara (I think rs 20 is the cost of entrance ticket to chota Imambara if taken at chota Imambara).

Guide charges are fixed and displayed at entrance. I did not take guide here.

Chota Imambara complex has a hamam and mausoleum too.

One cannot enter inside the mausoleums here . Footwear has to removed only when we want to enter Chota Imambara. Chota Imambara is beautiful. On the day I went photography even with mobile phone was not allowed inside chota Imambara because of Muharram.

A beautiful place not be be missed while in Lucknow.
Written 24 August 2021
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JoyBose
Bengaluru, India377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
This imambara was built in early 1800s by the nephew of the Nawab who built the bada imambara. Entry is Rs 20 for Indians and hiring a guide costs Rs 200. It is worth hiring a guide to understand the intricacies of this building and its history and significance.

This complex comprises the main building, the Taj mahal replica tomb of the nawab's daughter, the shahi hamam for baths and the "jawab" of identical building to the daughter's tomb. The main building has the shrines of the emperor and his mother.

The main tomb is a holy building, of Shia muslim holy significance. It is of more significance during the muharram procession, when people of all religions can get the holy blessing.

One must take off the shoes before entering the main imambara tomb. It costs Rs 2 per shoe to keep them.

The shahi hamam is where the nawab used to bath, it had arrangements for both hot and cold bath, in Persian style of hamam.

There is also near the entrance a fish structure denoting the emblem of the Lucknow nawabs.

The architecture of the main buildings and white tomb and its jabab are most beautiful.
Written 24 November 2020
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