CHOTA IMAMBARA

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Location: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
Real Name: Husainabad Imambara
Built By: Muhammad Ali Shah
Built In: 1840

The third Nawab of Avadh, Muhammad Ali Shah built this imposing structure in 1840. The real name of this structure is Husainabad Imambada.
Interiors - Chota Imambara, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
The interior of this magnificent building has chandeliers from Belgium, lamp shades and other decorative pieces which might have costed a fortune in those days. The decorations inside the building are ravishingly beautiful. Once a Prince from Russia said that this was the Kremlin of India.

Inside the Imambara are the tombs of Ali Shah and his mother. Enclosed in the structure is the Royal bath or the 'Sahi Hammam'.

The use of marble and arches in constructing buildings on both sides of the courtyard makes one to compare the architecture with that of Taj Mahal . The Imambara also houses silver throne of Muhamad Ali Shah.


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