Bara Imambara: A Place Where History Comes Alive!

“Opulence” is the correct word which describes my travelling ways with my family. We want best of everything, and I want the best level of comfort for my family. Lucknow was growing on us. It was so enchanting that we were learning all new things every day. Holidays are meant to be more relaxing and stress free, so according to us travelling should be planned and prepared.

The moment we arrived at the Bara Imambara, we were mesmerized by the aura of prosperous legends and myths. Bara Imambara is one of the most beautiful monuments in Lucknow standing at its best. When we saw the magnificent structure, we felt the presence of enchanting stories and beliefs, and those beautiful legends had encompassed our soul and mind.

Bara Imambara Lucknow

Bara Imambara Lucknow | Image Resource :

As a lover of heritage and history, I wanted my facts correct so I went deep with them. It was stated to us that in the year 1984, Bara Imambara gained its recognition and was built under the name of Asaf-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Oudh at that time.

The Bara Imambara is accessed through two massive gateways which lead us into a grand courtyard. There is a beautiful mosque inside. After that we experienced a visual treat because our eyes were locked on the central hall of the Bara Imambara.

It is popularly known as the largest arched hall in the world. Facts say that the central hall measures 50 meters long and the height of that hall goes up to 15 meters. One amazing fact about this place is that there was no usage of girders and beams, it is standing on the interconnecting system of bricks.


Bhulbhulaiya | Image Resource :

After we came out of the central hall to our left, another treat was waiting for us. The left hallway led us to the Bhulbhulaiya. It was such an amazing experience. I had always heard about it but saw it for the first time. It is like a tempting network of narrow passageways, and is possibly the last and only existing maze in India. Just beyond the Bara Imambara our eyes were filled with wonder at the most unusual yet impressive gateway which is known as Rumi Darwaza.

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