Chota Imambara, Lucknow

Chota Imambara | One of the best places to visit in Lucknow

LocationTahseen Ganj, Husainabad, Lucknow, Lucknow (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsChota Imambara open from 06:00 am to 05:00 pm all days in week, Entry fee for Indian Rs 25 and for foreigner Rs 300.
Place TypeMosques, Religious Place
Place visit withFriends, Solo, Parants, Youngsters
Best time to visitMay, June, July, August
Nearest MetroCity Railway Station Metro Station (2 KM) Thakurganj Metro Station (1 KM)

About Chota Imambara

The Chhota Imambara, also known as Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak, is a grand monument located in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. This amazing structure is basically a congregation hall which was built in the year 1838 for Shia Muslims by the Nawab of Awadh - Muhammad Ali Shah.

Located to the west (about 2 km) of Asafi Imambara, this popular historical site in Lucknow also serves as the resting place of Muhammad Ali Shah and his mother.

Architecture of Chota Imambara

The Chhota Imambara is built on a high platform in the Mughal architectural style. The complex is decorated with two grand minarets on the edge of the stage. Along with this, the exterior of the mosque is decorated with Quranic calligraphy and flower motifs. The structure of this famous tourist destination of Lucknow also includes several bastions and a gilded dome on top.

Interesting facts about Chota Imambara

  1. The gleaming big and small domes of the Imambara which are radially ribbed can be seen from afar and attract people from afar.
  2. The entrance to the complex has two tripolia (three arched) entrances on the east and west.
  3. The striking white marble of this historical monument has been constructed in Indo-Islamic and Persian structural and architectural designs.
  4. The Chota Imambara houses two replicas of the Taj Mahal in Agra. These replicas stand as the tomb of Nawab Muhammad Ali Shah and her husband's daughter Princess Zeenat.

How to reach Chota Imambara

By Bus:- Mishra Bus Service and Jaiswal Bus Service are the nearest bus stations to this place.

By Auto:- Auto and Rickshaw services are available nearby which you can use.

By Metro:- Nearest to Chhota Imambara is Pandeyganj Metro Station which is at a distance of 2 km.

By Rail:- Charbagh railway station is the nearest to Chhota Imambara, which is 6 km away, from here you can rickshaw.

Nearby famous places

  • Rumi Darwaza
  • Bada Imambara
  • colonial monument
  • Residence
  • seventeenth floor
  • Hussainabad Clock Tower
  • Shahnajaf Imambara
  • Kaiserbagh Palace
  • Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan and Khurshid Zadi

Chota Imambara FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Tahseen Ganj, Husainabad, Lucknow, Lucknow.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Chota Imambara: Chota Imambara open from 06:00 am to 05:00 pm all days in week, Entry fee for Indian Rs 25 and for foreigner Rs 300..

𝒜. You should visit Chota Imambara during May, June, July, August months for best experience.

🛑Note: We don't guarantee for info accuracy.