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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  • Had seen a glimpse of the British Residency in Lucknow in a Bengali film sometime ago. Hence, I wanted to see the Residency in person when I next visited the city. Am so glad that I did! Such splendid...  more »
  • I wish I had more time to spend in this place. The museum also closed by the time we reached. It is old but the grounds are impeccably kept. Also, the buildings take you back to the british era. It is...  more »
  • This was Residency for British representative in the court of Nawab. The place is very nicely maintained. It appears as if you have gone back in time. Most of it is in ruins but you can feel the past ...  more »
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  • Probably one of the best well maintained places in Lucknow city , very well maintained and tidy place. Worth a visit if you are in the city. Has huge lawns with lush greenery , has ruins as well probably from british era. Has a museum in the middle of the area. It is spread over quite a big area . Best enjoyed in evening's. Good place to enjoy long morning or evening walks. Street hawkers available outside to cater to street food.
  • Worth the visit for anyone who visits Lucknow and also interested in historical architectural sites. Though most of the buildings are stand as ruins, it's a great sight and many things to know and learn of country's history before independence. They have even preserved walls hit by cannon as it is. The museum inside has got good collection of photographs of rulers back then and drawings of old Lucknow.
  • Great historical place.... existing from the revolt of 1857. Symbol of the bravery of our soldiers of that tym. The museum has a collection of the oldest things, Awesome looks for any type of shooting and photography. Full greenery, you will enjoy the place
  • British Residency is regarded as a National Monument and is one of the major sites of the Revolt of 1857 and the historic battle known as the Seige of Lucknow. The site was the residence of the British Resident General which was stormed during the battle. The structure though in ruins after the battle has still been preserved till date with the bullet grazed walls and is surrounded by gardens which attract a great number of tourist crowd.
  • Well maintained heritage site. No noise pollution, no environment pollution. Parking present. Take ticket from counter

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