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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  • Interesting historical site and building remains, of great significance to the fight for independence and the great mutiny of 1857  more »
  • British residency a very less known historic monument of great relevance is literally in hiding due to lack of awareness or may be promotion. this monumet in lucknow is in the heart of the city a few ...  more »
  • The Residency is a vast area and most of it is in ruins. If you are someone who loves a slice of history, this place will give you a sense of history. It's a long walk around, so wear comfortable shoe...  more »
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  • It is a good place to visit with friends. It will give you a good historical touch. It is less crowded. You can enjoy a good time with your family and friends.Amazing place for visit with friends. But you can enjoy only if weather is good. And also not any service of water and food. Good place for photography.
  • Good for people with a taste for old monuments and beautiful gardens. Museum is small but sufficient to cover the history of the place. Most of the first floor structure is unstable and locked for visitors, also has limited parking that too outside the gate on the main road. Overall a must see location.
  • I really enjoyed my visit of the British Residency. It is a great place for photography and walking around with friends and family is really nice. Beautiful place of historical importance. I say it is a must see. I can totally understand why the place can become eerie around and after sunset.
  • One of the best historical places in the city, it's always good to be there and feel the Patriotism in the air of this beautiful place, Everything about this place is unique in its own way. This is a must visit place for those who have never been to "The British Residency".... Go there, you won't regret it.
  • 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.

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