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British Residency

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Address: Lucknow, India
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A place with great historical significance.

At a minimal entry fees of about 5 or 10 rupees for Indian citizen and about 100 for foreigners, its a fantastic place and a great picnic spot. with lush green gardens and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At a minimal entry fees of about 5 or 10 rupees for Indian citizen and about 100 for foreigners, its a fantastic place and a great picnic spot. with lush green gardens and a wonderful museum it is a place every one should visit.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the history of 1857 and saw the museum but missed the light and sound show and all the walls talks about the history if one really wants to what happened that time

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mumbai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The British Residency is known to have provided refuge to the Britishers in the uprising at the First War of Independence and has been a witness to the famous revolt of 1857, that shook the then-British regime. During the revolt, many of the Britishers in Residency died due to an epidemic that broke out. The construction of this residency was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The residency is a unique historical asset for Lucknow. The buildings that have remained are poignant reminders of the war during the British times that also led to the mutiny. Cannonball markers and shots clearly visible in the buildings. The museum well worth visiting. We felt that 1) site was not well maintained while gardens seem good 2) curation of... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not prepared for the scale and melancholy of the place. Ideal way for a history buff to spend a winter afternoon walking and ambling around the Residency. The living quarters of the colonial regalia, the banquet house, the museum, the great banyan tree and then the cemetery where some of those who braved the siege that lasted close... More 

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Asansol, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a historical place and it is neat and clean. But it lacked a guide and without whom the truth about the ruins could not be understood.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see historical site when visiting Lucknow. In the Indian Mutiny of 1857 this British Residency was besieged. You can see the buildings with cannon and bullet holes. There is a museum in the grounds that tells you about what happened in the siege. It is now quite a peaceful place unlike all those years ago when the residency... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The British Residency is situated at the bank of river Gomti in old Lucknow, during the first Indian revolts period the Britishers were residing in the Residency were attacked and many killed by common Indian people. You can see many hole marks of bullets on the walls of Residency. It's a must visit historical place in Lucknow....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fairly quiet spot in the noisy city of Lucknow. It even feels like an oasis. Lots of explanations on boards giving additional information about the history of this site.

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Panipat, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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