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Address: Lucknow, India
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Quiet and serene

This is one of the less visited monuments of Lucknow. The Nawab had built this major complex for the British Resident who later ousted him from the throne. The houses were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Must visit. Transports you to a bygone era. This was one of the locations which got demolished during the 1857 war for independence.

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India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A complete trip back in history. Learn about the British stay in Lucknow and the revolt of 1857. Very well preserved.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Extremely well preserved historical complex. Rich in history surrounded by well maintained gardens. A must visit for any history buff

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is one of the less visited monuments of Lucknow. The Nawab had built this major complex for the British Resident who later ousted him from the throne. The houses were battered during the 1857 war and one can see the impact of the canons and artillery. Try to visit this sprawling complex early in the morning or at sunset.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful museum..canon attack marks seen.Well maintained n clean premises..u cn see love birds a lot here bt nt bothering mch.Loved ths place.History n attack site cms infront of ur eyes..............................

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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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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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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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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