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Bara Imambara

It is believed that the construction of this grand building was started in 1785 when a devastating famine had hit Awadh, and the nawab’s objective was to provide employment for people in the region for almost a decade while the famine lasted. It has large underground passages which have been blocked up. A staircase from outside leads to a series of labyrinths known as Bhool-Bhulaiyan, which is a complicated entanglement of zig-zag passages.

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Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Lucknow, India
Camera: Lenovo A7020a48
Copyright: © Sirsendu Gayen