Likewise the diversity in culture of Lucknow, the people also belong to different community but with the same heights of kindness and generosity. The hotel staff members’ excellent treatments was overwhelming and beyond expectations. Always ready with a single call, they tend to give the best out of them to provide me with utmost comfort ability and convenience. A city was all new to me, but with their support and consistent efforts, it was no less easy to accomplish anything.
On the verge of my ending journey, I was expecting some more thrilling experiences from the leftover places of my travel. With high enthusiasm and excitements, I headed towards my next place of visit, Chhota Imambara Lucknow, the historical landmark of the modern city, nearby to my place of accommodation and easily accessible through any available conveyance.
Also known as Imambara of Hussainabad, the structure is a phenomenon construction of Mohabbad Ali Shah in 1839, during his rule and has formed out as one of the splendid and beautiful attractions of the city. Amused by its golden dome, silver throne and gold-edged mirrors, it symbolizes an awe-inspiring monument for me. Located near the Chowk and near to Bada Imambara, the building is a finest example of structural grandeur and artistic brilliance of the fine artisans of that historical era, showcasing the miniatures of Taj Mahal and a similar building on either of its sides, housing the tomb of the third Nawab of Awadh and his family members.
The monument is eye-catching and magnificent, well decorated with elaborate chandeliers, intricate glass work, adorned with numerous minarets and beautifully Arabic verses ornamented to its striking interiors. The significant features that attracted my eyesight were the three splendid gates for making an entrance to the imposing monument.
Chhota Imambara Lucknow is said to have an interesting story in its back, owing to its marvelous construction, providing much required respite to the poverty stricken people during the 19th century’s great famine. Muharram eve is the appropriate time for bestowing Imambara at its glittering best, lit up with colorful lights and ornamental lamps. Highly fascinated by the royal grandeur of the structure and its surroundings, I took a leave from the place and forwarded towards last place of my visit, Shah Najaf Imambara Lucknow. If you are having a similar journey I would recommend you to use a bus reservation app as I did. It is the smarter way to travel.