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About Chhota Imambara

About 500 m beyond the Bara Imambara, through a second beautiful gateway, is another tomb constructed in 1832 by Mohammed Ali Shah, who is buried here alongside his mother’s grave. Adorned with calligraphy, this golden-domed building has a serene atmosphere. Mohammed’s silver throne and red crown can be seen here, as well as countless chandeliers, gold-framed mirrors and some brightly decorated Tazias. In the garden there is a water tank and two replicas of the Taj Mahal that are the tombs of Mohammed Ali Shah’s daughter and her husband. A traditional hamam is on one side. Outside the complex, there is a watchtower on the other side of the road, known as Satkhanda (Seven storey tower). However, it has only four storeys because construction was abandoned in 1840 when Mohammed Ali Shah died. 


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Suggested Travel Tips

Don’t spread any kind of dirt in and around the vicinity of the monument.