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Address: Lucknow, India
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Steeped into history - a peaceful oasis from the otherwise chaotic city

The Residency was the official residence of the Governor of Lucknow during the British Raj. Walk around the complex at leisure and take in the historic events the place witnessed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ManaseeSoman
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you don't know your history then you will appreciate the tour around the British residency full of interesting facts and stories. You won't believe the vastness of this place and the museum is well worth visiting too although not essential. Definitely go with a guide to learn more about what happened during the siege and how they lived.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning set of buildings telling vivid story of the 1857 uprising. The place is very well kept and has a nice museum too. Must visit. Keep aside at least 90-120 minutes for this.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend visiting this site. A true slice of Indian History which you can feel as you walk though the site. Good signage which tells you what building each was, and a bit of the people and history of the 1857 uprising.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Residency was the official residence of the Governor of Lucknow during the British Raj. Walk around the complex at leisure and take in the historic events the place witnessed first hand during the violent days of the first Indian uprising of 1857. The museum is especially interesting. It has a collection of old paintings and lithographs - the only... More 

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Thank ManaseeSoman
Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One tends to go back in time when one visits this place. The ruins tell a story of a glorious past that was loved here by Britishers.

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Thank SONAL2089
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

19 September, 2015 (Saturday). From the cool winds blowing by the Gomti river, we crossed over from the Shaheed Smarak (Martyrs Memorial) to an important location associated with the the First War of Indian Independence, circa 1857. The British Residency was home to the siege, where a small ground of people led by Henry Lawrence held on. Lawrence died during... More 

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Thank sumantra_travel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is popular for revolution of 1857. Nice historical place, very good for all class of people.

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Thank Dharmendra S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After around 20-odd work visits to Lucknow, finally managed to make it to the Residency. It is a great place to take a walk, looking over the ruins of what was once the place to be in Lucknow. The grandeur of the place can only be imagined, but if you just think about it, you can hear the glasses clinking... More 

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is Historical place of Lucknow. You can see sign of bullet , Bomb on the walls of Residency at the the time of British period during war. It has good Museum of British period

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Thank P N M
Lucknow, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Residency is historic and landmark ancient place of India's freedom struggle and Awadh empire revolution against English. This place id upkeep as heritage place and open for visitors with a nominal ticket price. People can visit this place to get the experience of revolt and freedom struggle for India's Independence.

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