Religious Tourism in India - Islamic Ziyaarat – Famous Mosques inIndia – Asfi Masjid Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India

Asfi Masjid or Asfi Mosque is among the prime tourist attraction of Lucknow. Asfi Masjid or Asfi Mosque is the part of famous Islamic monument Bara Imambara of the Lucknow.

Lucknow Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula has started construction of Bara Imambara in 1785 with prime object of generating employment for the natives.  This took about six years  [ work complete in 1791] and an investment of nearly one million rupees  for creating this fabulous Islamic monument.

Asfi Masjid, shrine named after the Nawab’s name is a construction inside the Bara Imambara. Asfi Masjid or Asfi Mosque is the last monument constructed without use of Iron and any help from the Europeans experts of building construction.

This might surprise many visitors to notice “Non Muslim is prohibited to enter the mosque” sign board just outside the Asfi Masjid Lucknow.


Vital Tourist Information : Asfi Mosque

Religion : Islam


Timing : Asfi Mosque is open only for the entrance of followers of Islam.


Construction Era : 1791


Constructed by : Nawad Asaf-ud-Daula


Architecture : Ornamented Mughal design


City : Lucknow


State : Uttar Pradesh [India]


Region : North India


Interesting Information :
At Bara Imambara tourist will find 489 identical doorways hence the place is also famous as Bhulbhulayah.


Travel Tips :
Tourist Attractions of Lucknow:
Tourist Spots : Bada Imamwara - Badshahi Bagh - Charbagh rail station - Chhota Imambara - Clock Tower - Jama Masjid - Kaiser Bagh
Religious Places : Aliganj Mahavir Temple - Dargah of Hazrat Abbas - Lakshman Tila - St. Joseph Cathedral


How To Reach : Asfi Mosque


Basic Travel Info :
How to reach Lucknow :
Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station : Lucknow is connected with numerous Indian cities by train journey via Northern and North eastern railways.
Road Travel / Bus Route : Lucknow enjoy a good web of roads and bus service is operational from almost all cities of the state and other nearby cities for getting here.
Air Travel / Nearest Airport : Lucknow city have Amausi international airport which receive regular daily domestic and few international flights.