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The Residency, Lucknow

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4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • Visit this historical place accompanied by a good guide that can explain and tell you all the legends and anecdots of the first Indian Independence war in 1857. Without the explanation the place is on...  read more »
  • One of the great places to visit in Lucknow . Just loved it because of its peaceful environment . Overall its great. 
  • This place is mentioned in history books. it has a great importance with 1857 freedom fight. Marks bullets of that era is still live here. seems this place was left by british just yesterday. it consi...  read more »
  • Lucknow Charbagh Railway Station (official name Lucknow NR, station code LKO) is one of the two main railway stations of Lucknowcity for broad gauge trains. It is situated at Charbagh in the south of the city, hence the popular name. The words 'Char Bagh' refer to the four gardens which existed here earlier.[1]Lucknow city is well connected with all metro and other important cities like Bangalore,Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu Tawi, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Pune, Jaipur andBhopal either by Lucknow Charbagh(N.R.) or by Lucknow Junction(N.E.R.). The terms "Lucknow Charbagh railway station" and "Lucknow NR station" are used for the same railway station LKO. This is one of the busiest railway stations of India. More than 85 passenger trains originate from here and more than 300 trains pass from the station.
  • Nice place yrr dosto ke sth ghoomne me maja aata hai kaafi
  • Its a beautiful sight and consist of historical buildings and full of lush green grasses.
  • Set in extensive grounds the Residency contains a number of buildings that have been left in their original condition after the 1857 siege. Lovely shady places to set and ponder! The museum is worth a visit and is included in the entry ticket itself!
  • A great place for the tourists. The residency is built on a large area and houses numerous graves of British officers. But the local authorities don't look after monument with a vigil and thus illiterate people write their initials on the century old monument making it look bad.
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