British Residency

British Residency, Lucknow: Hours, Address, British Residency Reviews: 4.5/5

British Residency
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Avirup Guha Roy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India56 contributions
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 17 January 2022
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Atasi P
Noida, India73 contributions
Dec. 2021
Really well maintained. One could get the sense of history of the place. The grounds are really great top stroll and see the ruins.
Written 11 January 2022
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silva s
Kolkata (Calcutta), India213 contributions
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 29 November 2021
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BISWABRATA
Kolkata (Calcutta), India130 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Family
Good Place to see. Well maintain the area. Historical must see place in Lucknow. Mobile photography only allowed here.
Written 25 October 2021
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gpradeepshenoy
Bengaluru, India1,038 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Solo
Residency is located near Kaiserbagh bus stand in Lucknow. You can reach Kaiserbagh bus stand from wherever your in Lucknow through bus or share auto's or using combination metro and share auto's. From Kaiserbagh bus stand residency is about 15-20 minutes walk.

It's a historical place connected with 1857 mutiny. The area is well maintained and entrance charges here is Rs 20. There is also a small museum inside residency where we can enter showing the ticket of Residency. Guides are not available at this place and in front of every building/monument within the Residency there is a brief description written about that particular building/monument.

This place has Greenery and good kept lawns but in afternoon because of heat it will be tiring to visit this place as it involves a lot of walk.

Before entering Residency ensure you have sufficient drinking water stock with you . A good place to visit in Lucknow.
Written 6 September 2021
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John Muriango
Nairobi, Kenya31 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Solo
Really fascinated with the history behind this place. After the end of the last Nawab of Lucknow rulers, the British formally established their reign, however, some remnants laid siege to the new British lords and it was here that the British fled for refuge.
Written 30 May 2021
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AnupamSharan
Lansdowne, India24 contributions
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 26 January 2021
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DrKlair
Sangrur, India94 contributions
Dec. 2020
Must visit. This complex houses the ruins of residency as they were after the first war of independence in 1857. Take a good guide .You can spend a whole day here if you are a history lover.
Written 2 January 2021
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Jamesbondo7
Surat, India9 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Family
It's very beautiful side to visit. It very huge so you have to walk a lot . Its pity there is no guide service to explain this beautiful and historic side .
Written 24 November 2020
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JoyBose
Bengaluru, India344 contributions
Nov. 2020
This complex is managed by the Archeological Survey of India. Tickets are Rs 20 for Indians. One has to scan the QR code and pay online during Covid.

It consists of a number of buildings. The main building has a museum commemorating the 1857 war, explaining the history with paintings, weapons etc.

Other buildings include begum kothi, where a british wife of the nawab used to live, along with a mosque. Another one is the banquet hall. Another important building is the doctor's house.

Most the the buildings were shelled during the 1857 war and so are ruined. The complex also contains a cemetery for British soldiers, and memorial for those killed in 1857.

Its quite clean and well maintained. Would recommend to anyone interested in the history of Lucknow and British India.
Written 24 November 2020
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