Chota Imambara, Lucknow

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  • Address: Daulatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003, India
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-5223303030
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Water Body, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids
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About Chota Imambara, Lucknow

This beautiful building was built in 1837-40 by Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah. It is also known as the Husainabad Imambara. The whole place is beautifully decked up like a pretty bride. Attractive chandeliers brought in from Belgium are one of the major point of interests to the place. The golden dome, silver throne and gold-edged mirrors add to the extravagant prettiness of the place. The graves are cornered with railings and covered in pashmina. There’s a stupendous monument akin to the Taj Mahal which is a supporting building. There’s a water tank with supporting buildings on either side. Some interesting building on either side is the “Shahi Hamam” or Royal Baths. The place is also graced with a beautiful mosque inside it.

Chota Imambara Information

  • Owing to its historical importance, it is expected of people to not cause any damage to the place, in any which way.
  • Soft spoken, well mannered guides are available to take you to a trip to the whole place at a nominal price.

Chota Imambara Ticket Prices

  • 300 INR for foreigners
  • 25 INR for Indian tourists

Chota Imambara Opening and Closing Hours

  • The above timings ply for all days of the week.
  • Please visit the official website to know the schedule of the place on festivals and special occasions.

How To reach Chota Imambara by Public Transport

  • Bus: Mishra Bus Service and Jaiswal Bus Service are the nearby bus stations to this place.
  • Auto: Auto and Rickshaw services are available nearby

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Chota Imambara, Lucknow Reviews

  • This is a part of living history. Chota imamabada is personification of awadh culture. One can sit here and look in amazement about the years of yore. Places nearby have changed a bit but one can still see the a glimmer of past. Absolutely enchanting.

  • छोटा इमामबाड़ा Chhota Imambara is one of the most prominent historical structures of Lucknow. Architecturally, it is a beautiful amalgam of Charbagh, Indo-Islamic and Persian structural and architectural designs. The exterior of the temple is complete with Quranic verses which are written in Islamic calligraphy on the walls of the monument. However, it is not just the exterior of the Imambara which catches the fancy of the eager visitors. Even the interiors of the monument are designed and maintained with intricate details and utmost care.

  • Buy lively chikan suits from govt outlet at chota imambara after seeing the wonderful architecture of both imambara

  • This is a place of architectural marvel which a lot of people ignore in comparison to Bada Immambara. You should definitely visit this place.

  • A fantastic place with great historical significance and beautiful atmosphere. Great renovated place with great maintenance. A must visit

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