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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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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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  • Steeped in the history of the 1857 uprising, this place is like a time capsule. The entire area is beautifully restored and maintained really well. Its a must visit  more »
  • This is ruined structure taken to us British Colonial era in India. So must see museum at the site and take walk around it.  more »
  • Now referred as Residency, this complex is situated near the Lucknow high court and consists of various buildings build by the nawabs of Lucknow and was later occupied by the British. It was attacked ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.