Bara Imambara, Lucknow

The colossal Bara Imambara or the Shiite Tomb Complex is one of the architectural marvels of Lucknow.
Built in the early 18th century by Asaf-ud-daula, the Nawab of Avadh, the Imambara reflects the ornamental Mughal design in every corner.
Side View:
Bhulbhulaiya is a disorientating network of narrow passageways that winds its way inside the upper floors.
Just beyond the Imambara, is the imposing 60 feet tall gateway called Rumi Darwaza. Rumi (relating to Rome) is supposed to be an imitation of an entrance gate in Istanbul.

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