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British Residency

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Address: Lucknow, India
07:00 - 18:00
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Haunting reminder of the disturbances of 1857

The remains of the Residency, left largely as they were after the siege of Lucknow, are well worth a visit to get a sense of the extravagant lifestyles of the East India Company... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Panipat, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it represents an era ,the era of colonisation.Everything was in front of eyes of what would have happened at that time

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extensive set of ruins showing all the signs of the siege. The museum has a very useful model showing the amazing original extend of the place. It definitely makes you think about what went on, when you are trying not to disturb the courting couples who occupy almost every corner that is.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The remains of the Residency, left largely as they were after the siege of Lucknow, are well worth a visit to get a sense of the extravagant lifestyles of the East India Company representatives and a modern take on what Brits know as the Indian Mutiny but the Indians call The First War of Independence. Interesting, thought-provoking and impressive.

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Patna, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The residency was constructed to serve as the residence of the British resident general who was a representative of in the court of Nawab.Today,The building is declared as a protected monument by the Archeological survey of India.The complex contains the graves of British soilders who died in the revolt of 1857.It also houses a museum and a palace.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Acually British residency are mosetly beautiful ruins. For people with a great imagination, you can have a glimps of how was it looking back in the days. Museum is under renowation so its not that impresive. You can make there nice photos thou.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The compound encompasses the ruins of the British Resident's home in Lucknow which was attacked by Indian soldiers in the British Indian Army, when the revolted against their British officers. There is also a small but interesting museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you enter through the gate and read about the first sepoy mutiny of 1857 a chill runs through your spine taking you back that era. As you take a quiet walk through the park you will be able to see pieces o history lying at every corner. For a history buff the place is not less than a gold... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lucknow British Residency is a summer palace built by Nawab of Audh, where representative of British East India Company used to reside with his family and member of staff to look after the British interest in Audh state. This practice of stationing one resident in the state of Audh started after the battle of Buxar (1874), in which Suja-ud-dalla the... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

History buffs , who would love to know more about the Lucknow siege that took place during the first war of Indian independence, this is the right place to start from . The monuments are well maintained. It is advised to know the history beforehand since there are not many guides available to explain the same . This is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Essential visit for all you First War of Independence (AKA The Indian Mutiny of 1857) buffs. Relaxing quiet walk around the parkland setting amidst the ruins of the Residency buildings. You can still see the bullet holes and effects of canon fire on the walls of the buildings.

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