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The residency

A place worth going if you are a true Indian. You would see what you have read in history about 1856 mutiny. The place is very well lit, elaborated, explained and kept. Hats off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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 what it must have been like. The museum is worth a visit and is included in the price.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The British Residency was the scene of a famous siege in the war of 1857 in which about 2000 Indian soldiers and British citizens were killed. It has been preserved as it was at the end of the siege. The buildings bear the marks of cannon balls and musket shots. The well-kept gardens however, give it a peaceful air, enhanced... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A place worth going if you are a true Indian. You would see what you have read in history about 1856 mutiny. The place is very well lit, elaborated, explained and kept. Hats off to please who are maintaining the place. Good time to go would be Oct to December and Feb. Wear walking shoes and carry water.

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Siliguri, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The place is of high historical value. For modern historians this place is of prime importance. Just like the Imambara, this place too has played a very important role in the history of Lucknow and cultural heritage. It makes for a great place where you can take a lot of photos. You'll also find a lot of photographers who come... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The place is a paradise of lovers and couples wanting loneliness and ease of sitting hand in hands. But for one time goers this can give you an idea of war between Britishers and our soldiers.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The place is now all ruins, which was once one of the places where our 1st freedom fight was fought in 1857. Till now, you can find large holes in the walls made by canyons during the fight. There is a graveyard in the backside where the British soldiers were buried. There is a museum too, where you can find... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The British Residency is a memorial, a piece of history, a beautiful and peaceful place and perfect to spend a few hours walking around, sitting and talking, wondering about the past. The entire complex houses remains of several buildings that were part of the original British residency before the mutiny of 1857. It also houses a Museum on the Mutiny,... More 

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kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The forts and the quarters therein will give you an essence of pre-Independence days and the struggle by our fellow-countrymen to free it from the Britishers - you'll even see the bullet-marks on walls. At least a couple of hours is needed to see all corners. I liked this place a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

The Residency, with its manicured lawns and relics of the British Raj is a must see for every visitor to Lucknow. But one should go in the evenings or in winter to avoid the strong sunshine.

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is an old monument showing the mutiny of 1857.Number cannon holes can be seen on the walls of Residency .Place is about 10 kms from main charbagh Railway station .Hired vehicles are easily available .It is open daily A museum is also there .

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