Uttar Pradesh Travel
Uttar Pradesh Travel
Uttar Pradesh Travel
Uttar Pradesh Travel
Uttar Pradesh Travel

Hussainnabad Imambara

Also known as the Chhota, or Small Imambara, This was built by Mohammed Ali Shah in 1837 as his own mausoleum. Thousands of labourers worked on the project to gain famine relief. The large courtyard encloses a raised rectangular tank with small imitations of the Taj Mahal on each side. one of them is the tomb of Mohammed Ali Shah daughter, the other that of her husband. The main building of the imambara, topped by a golden dome, contains the tombs of ali Shah and his mother. Opposite the Hussainabad Imambara is Satkhanda and also known as Sven Storey Tower. A 67m-high defunct clock tower, overlooks the Hussainabad Tank nearby. West of the Hussainabad Imambara is the Jama Masjid which was started by Mohammed Ali Shah and Completed after his Death.

Bara Imambara : The Bara or Great Imambara (an imambara is the tomb of a Shi'ite Muslim holy man) was built in 1784 by Asaf-ud-Daula. The central hall of the Imambara, at 50m long and 15m high, is one of the largest vaulted galleries in the world. An external stairway leads to an upper floor laid out as an amazing labyrinth known as the Bhulbhulaiya. Beside the Imambara, and built by Asaf-ud-Daula , is the imposing Rumi Darwaza.


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