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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  • July 25, 2017
    I always wanted to visit this place to get a feel of how the whole 1857 scenario was . I had been to Lucknow many times on work but always it was rush-rush and so about a month ago I got lucky in that...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    This is a very very famous location from Lucknow and a very special building which contributed in the freedom of India. You can see that time marks of Canon and Bullets.  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    Very interesting site. A real pieace of history. An oasis in the middle of the city, clean and well kept.  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    A Good place to visit for living history of 1857 first independence war of India. But person who sit on Ticket counter don't have manners, he doesn't know how to talk and Other working officials are simply sitting free, rude behavior at the entry may hammer your mood. UP tourism must look after it.
  • July 6, 2017
    It's a place which holds significant history of our Independence struggle. Most of the buildings are in ruins. It has a very good museum which gives a glimpse of history.
  • June 17, 2017
    A look into our past .Sets you into a mood of capturing the era gone by. Precious ruins viewed with quiet walks in the midst of the city. Small British cemetery and museum should not be missed.
  • April 8, 2017
    Such a great place to visit with your loved ones. The inside temperature and greenery is awesome for walk. People come here to walk in the morning because of it. The ticket price is just 15 INR for a person which includes the museum charges as well. You will be checked at the gate and will be asked to show your ID card so please carry it with you all the time.
  • April 16, 2017
    Loved Information on British era. Buildings inside are well preserved. Small museum inside the Residency is beautifully maintained. There was, however no guide. Youngsters must visit whenever they get a chance.

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Ranging from luxury to budget, Lucknow offers a wide variety of lodgings. Good mid-range hotels lie in the central part of the city between the railway station and Gomati River, while luxurious parkside options are on the opposite bank. Charbagh railway station area has a number of low-budget facilities. For deluxe hotels, look in Hazratganj, DM Compound Colony, and Husainganj. Shoestring travelers have a choice of economical guesthouses, offering easy access to sightseeing and shopping.
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