Bara Imambara or Asafi Imambara was constructed in 1784 by Nawab Asaf-ud Daulah, the fourth nawab of Awadh. Shia Muslims come here to mourn during the month of Muharram to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Husain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in the battle of Karbala held in 680AD. The main feature of this monument is that no pillars or beams were used to support the roof.
Lucknow is the capital of Indian state Uttar Pradesh and stands on the banks of Gomti river. Lucknow is popular for its Ganga Jamuni Tahzeeb. The city was the capital of the Nawabs of Awadh during 18th and 19th century. The rulers of many dynasties ruled the city which finally came under the rule of British. After independence, the city was made the capital of Uttar Pradesh.
Bara Imambara opens for public from 6:00am to 5:00pm. It takes around one hour to visit the monument as there are few places to visit. The monument is opened on all days of the week except Monday. The monument does not close on public holidays.
The visitors have to pay buy tickets in order to visit the monument. Indian visitors have to pay Rs. 25 while foreign tourists have to pay Rs. 300. There is no ticket for the children below the age of 15 years.
Best time to visit Lucknow is the period between September and March as the weather is pleasant. Though the month of January is chilly but still people will enjoy moving in and around the city. In the rest of the months the climate is either hot or hot and humid and is not suitable to visit the place.
There are more than 300 hotels in Lucknow where people can enjoy their stay. The hotels range from inexpensive hotels to five-star hotels. Some of the hotels in the city with their location are as follows −
Lebua Lucknow located at Mall Avenue
Hotel Clarks Awadh located at MG Road
Renaissance Lucknow Hotel located at Gomti Nagar
Vivanta by Taj located at Gomti Nagar
The Piccadily located at Bara Birwa
Hotel Ranjees located at Gomti Nagar
The Grand Radiant located at Cantt Road
The Grand JBR hotel located at Gomti Nagar
The Revanta located at Sitapur Road
Hotel Deep Palace located at Cantt Road
Hotel Dayal palace located at Gomti Nagar
The Maple Leaf Hotel located at Hazratganj
Hotel York Inn located at Guru Gobind Singh Marg
Hotel Levana located at Hazratganj
Hotel Lineage located at Gomti Nagar
Budget or Two-Star Hotels
Hotel Sunrise located at Charbagh
Treebo Shivam Inn located at Gomti Nagar
Royal Inn located at Saharaganj
Hotel Simla Palace located at Latouche Road
Hotel Mangalam Palace located at Airport Road.
Cheap or One-Star Hotels
Hotel Ganga Maiya located at Hussainganj
Hotel S P International located at Latouche Road
Babian Inn located at Faizabad Road
Hotel Raj located at Vidhan Sabha Marg
De Park Inn located at Gomti Nagar