The Mughal monument, Chhota Imambara aka Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak is located in the city of Lucknow. The monument is a congregation hall where Muslim devotees perform prayer. It was built by Muhammad Ali Shah who reigned the city in the 18th century. If you are travelling to Lucknow city, this will definitely give you a vast series of information about history. Moreover, the site holds the utmost tranquillity, so feelings of inner peace and bliss are guaranteed.
The significance of Panjetan, the holy five, is once again emphasized here with five main doorways. This Imambara consists of two halls and a Shehnasheen (a platform where the Zarih of Imam Husain is kept.) Zarih is the replica of that protective grill or structure which is kept on the grave of Imam Husain at Karbala, Iraq. The large green and white-bordered hall of Azakhana is richly decorated with chandeliers and a good number of crystal glass lamp-stands. In fact, it was for this profuse decoration that the Imambara was referred by European visitors and writers as The Palace of Lights. The exterior is very beautifully decorated with Quranic verses in Islamic calligraphy.
Husainabad Clock Tower. The Big Ben Of India! This is perfect place for tourists, photographers, and the one who seeks for a physically appealing background for photo clicking.
British Residency. Intervene yourself into past British India. The residency consists of a small museum that will be more interesting.
Lucknow. Lucknow city is famous for its Mughlai cuisines and you will find a hub of restaurants serving different Mughlai dishes.
Chikankari Kurta. In women attire, it is one famous attire that can be found at every street shop and shopping complex.
The place can be visited year-round. But, Muslim devotees officially visit the place on Fridays.
Locals- Apart from local buses, autos, and taxis, you can also take the service of Lucknow Metro Railway Corporation. The nearest metro stations are Alambagh, Charbagh.
Outsiders- If you are travelling from other cities or countries, The Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport is well-managed airport providing several domestic and international air services.
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