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British Residency

Near High Court, Lucknow, India
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Ranked #3 of 61 Attractions in Lucknow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Bangalore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Pictures of all the key warriors who revolted in 1857 and also some of the old pictures of how the city looked way back.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Grate history and not widely known outside of India. Site of the 1857 fight for independence from Britain. Superb in its significance Also great embroidered cotton .

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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A great place to while away in good whether. The place is nice and clean but ASI could have done a better job. There is very little info about the historical events that took place here.

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delhi
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Here sleeps history.The place is really quiet and peaceful and gives a lot of photo opportunities.It also houses a museum which has pictures, photographs and write ups of the 1857 siege. It is closed on fridays.There is a cemetery which is worth visiting thought the place is covered in grass and is neglected.The tomb of Henry Lawrence is a must... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A decent place to visit. The place is british ruins and you literlly feel the old world come alive. Not much to do hee though and mostly you would see couples getting cozy in most corners. I recommend not carrying a camera and use your mobiles for pics as they charge a good amount for your camera.

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Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place was the residency of the British (as the name suggests) during their era in India. It is well maintained, it is a joy walking around the dilapidated buildings seeing which you can almost reconstruct how and what happened there. The houses carry their British majesty, even in their ruins. It is a fun place for children to run... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Its a Nice and Must Place to Visit While at Lucknow. It Shows the Colonial behavior of the English and sense of Royal life style. Take Your Time (at least 1 Hour) and gather Energy before visiting here. Note: The Place is usually full of Lovers trying to Find a Private Corner of the Residency.

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Calcutta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Amazing place to see, but make sure you know/read about the history of this place before you visit, will be much more interesting. The Siege of Lucknow Residency happened during the months of June - Nov, 1857 and the ruins bear the scars of the cannon-balls and bullets. Parts of the area are in complete ruins and probably years from... More

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Lucknow, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

a place which will take you in history... 1857 revolution relic ... avoid during summer afternoons ...time required about 3 hours to complete visit...

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Indonesia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There's not much left of most of the buildings but I loved exploring the site. There's a small museum in one of the renovated buildings (which still has holes from canon balls in the walls) where you can learn more about the history of the place. It played an important part in the Indian Independence battle.

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