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Address: Lucknow, India
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The place is good to visit and spend some time. Nothing great in terms of architect. It appears that it has become more of a place for young couples to spend time without... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The place is good to visit and spend some time. Nothing great in terms of architect. It appears that it has become more of a place for young couples to spend time without disturbance. I could not understand the purpose of restricting camera in museum there as there is nothing that is even worth taking pictures.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

the architecture of buildings of british period are unique....this building was built by a nawab of india on request of british so it has some mughal flavour too....simplicity of the terrace ...thickness of the walls...and above all the holes and broken walls remind you of the bullet and canon shell firing during the revolt of 1857 in india.......green lawns are... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Visited Residency long ago but was not able to update that date in the options. The ruins give you an idea about the vastness of the British structure. Covered around a lot of greenery. Though it is located just beside the main road rushing with traffic, but once you enter inside, this place gets a lot more peaceful.

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Mumbai
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23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The story of Lucknow stands on two pillars-Nawabs and The British Raj. The ruins at Lucknow Residency offer an interesting combination to visitors. I suggest a walk early morning or in evening after sunset. The latter coz the ruins are lit up in evening. ASI has done a good job of maintaining the complex. The story panels give a good... More 

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

These grounds are amazingly well kept and the maintenance that has gone into the ruins is superb. Tickets for foreigners are 100 INR and 5 for Indians, which probably goes a long way towards why you'll find a lot of "courting couples" using this area as a park. The park grounds itself are wonderful to wander round and signage is... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was the home of the Governor of Lucknow during the Raj occupancy and is spread over a wide area. The ruins are extensive and the history surrounding the place is fascinating.

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Malta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The ruins of the Residency are well maintained and the buildings pretty well signed though it helps if you have done some homework and/or have an excellent guide like Narayan Sharma of Tournos, who is an expert on all aspects of the First Indian War of Independence/indian Mutiny. We also visited other relevant sites in Lucknow, Cawnpore , Delhi and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Family need to watch out as this has become a more of a cuple park. Overall a good place to visit and museum has to be seen with so many hidden aspect presented across

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The heavy shelling and the damage caused by the tanks then have left an indelible mark...but its nice to go sit there for a while and reminisce history!!!

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Pune, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Its a historic place and you will find lots of interesting things of historical importance. But now a days its famous as peaceful place for the lovebirds who need some secrecy. ;)

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