Chhota Imambara Lucknow
Indo-Islamic Architecture of Chhota Imambara
The remains of Muhammad Ali Shah and his immediate family is the resting place, in the interiors of Chota Imambara. The white dome of this monument is a feature that can be viewed from far and also other forms of architecture like minarets and turrets. There is also a watchtower situated in the outside are of the monument and the building of this tower was abandoned after Ali Shah died. Strangely it is called Satkhanda but it is only four-storied tower.
When you visit Lucknow, you are enthralled with the grandeur and heritage that it showcases of India and you take pride in its glory. Chhota Imambara could be described as a living monument of the grandness of the Awadh Nawabs and their immense contribution to the culture and history of India.
Location and Other Details
Chhota Imambara is located in the old portion of Lucknow today and in the chowk region. This monument is well connected with various locations in Lucknow and you can reach there by taxi, auto rickshaw and even rickshaw. Usually tourist visiting the area starts their tour with Bara Imambara and then Chhota Imambara. If you want to enjoy the in depth knowledge of Chhota Imambara it would be a wise idea to seek the help of a guide who is available for a minimum rate of Rs 20/- onwards. The entry ticket would be around Rs10/- and you can also visit other adjoining locations like Jama Masjid, Clock Tower and Rumi Darwaza. It would be a wise decision to keep your shoe with a shoe caretaker and this would cost you around Rs 2/- per pair.