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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  • British Residency is a old historical and peaceful place of lucknow. This place is quite attractive. Must visit place.  more »
  • This building was built by British in the 19th Century as their residency in Lucknow. This building was attacked by the Freedom fighters during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. There are bullets and shells m...  more »
  • A great heritage site........... ancient architectural buildings with historical significance..... still bearing british legacy...... peaceful place and covering large area of greenery..... reasonable...  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.

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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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