The Residency, Lucknow

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A dilapidated remainder of the British company rule in India, The Residency features old-style colonial buildings now riddled with cannon and bullet holes. Built between 1780 and 1800, the complex features a two-storey museum focusing on the 1857 Indian Rebellion, which left the residence devastated. Around 2,000 graves of British soldiers who perished in the bloody siege of Lucknow lie within the compound. Those interested in history will especially enjoy touring the complex, which has a church, an observatory, a post office, and a jail. Highlights include two restored canons and a tomb of an early 19th-century Oudh ruler, Nawab Saadat Ali Khan I. With our online itinerary creator, Lucknow attractions like The Residency can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Residency now exists in ruins It was constructed during the rule of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan II,who was the fifth Nawab of the province of Awadh .The construction took place between 1780 to 1800 AD a...  more »
  • we had quite a long walk to get here, only to find out it was closes, No time tables letting people know when there were open or closed. very disappointed. as never got to go in.  more »
  • Enjoyed wandering through these ruins and learning the history of them. A lovely quiet oasis to enjoy an hour or so away from the noise and crowds.  more »
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  • This is a historical place. Government tried to maintain the ruins of the buildings. One can see the shell and bullet marks on the walls of the remaining parts of the buildings. They placed the plates to describe the building's usages. The history students must be thrilled to see this place and can feel the 1857 fight warmth. They have a small museum also. But it is open from 0900 to 1700, everyday. So to see the 1857 artifacts one must be there before 1600 hrs. We missed that! The area is huge and you can roam around all the areas. There are some things for architecture guys also. The buildings are designed on different mixed architectures. And don't miss the big cannons. There is a mosque and majar inside. Though not sure how it is related to the place or the history. I am not a history lover!
  • It was okay okay type. We couldn't find a guide here otherwise we could have known better about this place. This place was a picnic spot rather than a historical place. We went there on Friday, so we couldn't visit 1857 museum as it remains close on Fridays. So, it's better to visit here on non Fridays. You will see the ruins of periodical monuments here in The Residency. Also there is a graveyard, but it's not that creepy, tourists use to take pics here too.
  • Awesome Hotel with good services. You can have all the meals and L-14 restaurant one of the famous resides At top of the Renaissance. You can enjoy with your family,friends and couples also. Good place to hd party , very good employees.
  • Very nice and quiet park, where you can see ruins from the former British residency. A few explanatory panels are there, but the place would benefit from a more comprehensive historical description. Otherwise it was clean and not too full (on a Monday afternoon). Entry fees are 15 rupees for Indians/SAARC citizens and 200 rupees for other foreigners.
  • A place of great historical significance, although it is in ruins after the events of 1857. The museum here is a must-visit if you want to see the photographs, paintings, telegraphs, and lithographs from the period. It's like the mutiny unfolding in front of your eyes. The place is very quiet and a great place for a stroll if the weather's accommodating.
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