The Residency
The Residency
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Avirup Guha Roy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The imposing 3 storeyed building was meant for the British residents in the city leading to the name given to the compound.... during the Mutiny of 1857, families of a lot of British Officers had taken refuge in the underground rooms located in the southern part of the building.... you can easily spot the cannon-ball and bullet marks sprayed across the walls bearing evidence of the intense confrontation
Written January 17, 2022
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Kunal Chatterjee
New Delhi, India5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Visit to the Residency is a must for travellers to Lucknow. Be sure to read its history beforehand to get the best feel of the place. Each building has a description board outside. Here one lives the period of 18th and 19th century India and the revolt of 1857..especially witness the bullet and canon shell marks on the buildings. One building has been converted into a small but wonderful museum recounting life in 19th century in drawings and lithographs. Complete the 'Gadar' tour of Lucknow with Sikanderbagh, le Martiniere school, Imambaras and Dilkusha.
Written June 5, 2023
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GRVARCH
Agra, India597 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This building is a witness of freedom fighting in India.
A good option to spend time.
Many burnt buildings are inside its premises.
There is a small museum here.
Entry ticket is 20 Rs.
Written March 2, 2020
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Rohit Bihani
Kolkata (Calcutta), India253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
During the siege of 1857, the British Residency was used for a vast number of Britishers to reside. The structure built much earlier by the Nawab of Lucknow has remained in its ruined form ever since. A good visiting place for the history lovers!
Written October 5, 2022
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SagarVS
India2,669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This place is a delight for photographers. Amazing buildings all over and they are all well maintained and clean. Surely worth visiting, but I suggest you take a guide with you to understand the significance of the monuments here and the history and stories behind it.
Written January 2, 2023
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Go799106
Chandigarh, India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A hundred years is not such an unbelievable period when one is 73 years old. Born in 1951 the British had just left our shores and 1857 was just 94 years away from my birth. Not so far back. It is this connection with the past which brought me to the well kept precincts of the Residency in Lucknow. Surprisingly well maintained the ruins speak of a tragic era. Cannons and cannon ball marks remind one of this struggle. It is history, who can judge at a distance of a hundred years away?
Written March 8, 2024
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AnupamSharan
New Delhi, India30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
This is the starting point of 1857 Mutiny. A fact not many are aware, and was an eye opener. A must visit place when visiting Lucknow. Take a guide to understand and appreciate the historic facts
Written January 26, 2021
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Tom B
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A facinating place. It's just ruins but there is so much to learn from here. The history is incredible and facinating. It's very clean - a few stray dogs but this is part and parcel of India generally. It's well worth a couple of hours having a walk around.
Written March 25, 2020
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silva s
Kolkata (Calcutta), India235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
It's like revisiting history. The place is ruins of the grand past of India. There is a small museum too. We had a great time here. One caution is that you have to walk a lot. I had senior citizens in my team and no wheel chair service was available.
Written November 29, 2021
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Chandra P
Jefferson City, MO390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
The ruins of the residency are well worth seeing to see the difference in lifestyle of the British rulers to the average citizen. It is in stark contrast to the average person who lives here. The site is being upgraded but is wonderful shape. All of the writings are in both English and Hindi. You can take the place in on your own pace in a few hours.
Written January 2, 2020
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