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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. Before you head to Lucknow, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lucknow family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Lucknow has to offer, including The Residency.
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  • Indian national history marks the siege at this location as an important battle in the First War for Independence, 1857-8. The "attraction" is more park than monument; its (now) peaceful grounds a qui...  more »
  • If history interests you than visit this place. Ruins and only of historical interest. Nothing much activity .  more »
  • The place is really interesting to visit in lucknow.. British Residency- having its presence in the history books.. best place to history lovers...  more »
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  • This was the home to the British governor before independence ,it has several beautiful rooms,lawns ,which are still maitained very well by the govt,and it has several footfalls daily . this was the venue of the first war of independence from the british,so it has historical and emotive value for Indians and for lucknow people . do take a guide ,he will help by a detailed survey and stories related to the place. also visit the museam ,where there are cannon balls of that time,artifacts,pictures ,paintings
  • One can visit this place but only when he or she has at least three hours to stroll in the history rich relics of Awadh Regime. If possible take a local guide to know the truth and myth of this wonderful place of Lucknow.
  • A small museum is also there. Water drainage system is awsome. Surgeon Ferguson house must visit. And a graveyard is also there of british style.
  • It was build by British between 1780-1800 AD and it was ruined by Indian Sipahi in the year 1857. The ruins of the Residency remind us that was the first foot step of Indians towards Independence.
  • Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station (official name Lucknow NR, station code LKO) is one of the two main railway stations of Lucknowcity for broad gauge trains. It is situated at Charbagh in the south of the city, hence the popular name. The words 'Char Bagh' refer to the four gardens which existed here earlier.[1]Lucknow city is well connected with all metro and other important cities like Bangalore,Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu Tawi, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Pune, Jaipur andBhopal either by Lucknow Charbagh(N.R.) or by Lucknow Junction(N.E.R.). The terms "Lucknow Charbagh railway station" and "Lucknow NR station" are used for the same railway station LKO. This is one of the busiest railway stations of India. More than 85 passenger trains originate from here and more than 300 trains pass from the station.