Dark sights in Lucknow
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Just 500m up the road from the Bara Imambara is another tomb that was built by Mohammed Ali Shah in 1832. His tomb is here alongside his mother. Smaller than the Bara Imambara but adorned with calligraphy, it has a much more serene and intimate atmosphere.
In the garden is a tank and two replicas of the Taj Mahal that are the tombs of Mohammed Ali Shah's daughter and her husband. A traditional hammam can be seen as well as Mohammed's silver throne and red crown, countless chandeliers and some tazias.
The impressive Shah Najaf Imambara is the tomb of Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haidar, who died in 1827, and three of his wives, including one known as Mubarak Mahal who was a European.
Two large tombs honour Nawab Sa'adat Ali Khan (1798-1814) and his wife Begum Khurshidzadi. The tombs are next to each other and can only be viewed from the outside.