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“Takes you back in history, just close your eyes and listen.”
Review of British Residency

British Residency
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Private Tour to the Residency of Lucknow
Ranked #3 of 82 things to do in Lucknow
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Takes you back in history, just close your eyes and listen.”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

It really is a piece of history and if one closes one eyes, I think you can even hear the sound of the cannons firing. With a bit of imagination of course. A lot of it is in ruins but well worth the visit. There is a small museum attached to it on the 1857 mutiny. Film crews still come here to shoot period films.

Visited December 2013
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“Peaceful place with fascinating history”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

When you read a bit of the history behind, you can easily imagine what a great place this must have been in its glourious days
Also a Nice Place to wander around for a while when you need some quiet time. Garden With benches to sit at, Around every corner you will find some young Indian couple holding hands :-)
_You need to leave bags in the cloak room if you want to og inside the museum

Visited November 2013
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“Another must visit monument in Lucknow”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

In 1774, Nawab Shujauddahula agreed to have a British Resident in Awadh. The capital of Awadh shifted to Lucknow from Faizabad and Residency was established in 1775 on a site belonging to Sheikh s Nawab Asafuddaula .


The construction was completed in 1800 and it was used by the Chief Commissioner of Awadh. Gradually more building were added as their requirement grew.

The ruins of Residency have been preserved in the same condition as 1920, when it came under central protection. The evidence of our first war of Independence in 1857 are visible on every structure, as they suffered heavy damages due to constant shelling and counter shelling, some were completely razed to ground and are in ruins. Each ruins has its own story to tell as these buildings were fortified and were named after the person who lived in it, Sago's house, Dr Frayerer's house, Brigade mess, Kanpur Battery, Sikh Square etc.

Visited December 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Ruins but a lot of history”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

The British Residency - although in ruins contains a lot of history of the 1857 mutiny and the soldiers who laid down their lives.

Well maintained and wish people would not write Graffiti on the walls of our historic monuments. Its a shame

Visited November 2013
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“Beautiful grounds and ruins well worth seeing”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

I loved this place and would have liked to have spent longer being a history buff. Only 100 rupees to enter and not crowded. The ruined buildings were so moving also the cemetery where so many of the men, women and children are buried - the casualties of the 1857 uprising. It was the best place I visited in Lucknow

Visited December 2013
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