La Martiniere College
La Martiniere College
4.5

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Rahul Mehra
Sahibabad, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A well planned architectural premises and must be visited to see the beauty of this main building consisting the jumping statutes of Lions.
Written 10 September 2023
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jjr
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The school is a really interesting and unusual stop which I would recommend to anyone visiting Lucknow. I didn't have high expectations but I was wrong. Lovely site, friendly staff and interesting itinerary. You can mingle with staff and students - we were invited to join the (outdoors) morning assembly
Written 24 April 2023
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Let's Go Sightseeing
Noida, India2,826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Born in Lyon, Major General Claude Martin came from a humble background. He realized the value of formal education and set aside a portion of his estate for the founding of schools in Kolkata, Lucknow & Lyon.

The La Martiniere College campus is spread over ~1.6 square kilometers. I didn't expect to be let inside La Martiniere College as it is a private educational institution.

At gate 4, the security guards enthusiastically answered in the affirmative when I asked for permission to go inside to see the structure. From the gate to the main building, called Constantia, is a nice 10-minute walk with heritage structures on both sides.

The first is the Mews, i.e., the stable for the horses, used by the pupils to learn horse riding. The next is The Tomb of Boulone Lise. It was purpose built as she chose to be buried on the College grounds.
The Tomb is a small domed building but with a striking light green color.

Further ahead is the grave of Major William Hodson who killed Bahadur Shah Zafar. On the right is the Stobart Hall which is a school to learn the French language.

Standing in front of the Constantia, my jaw dropped on seeing this imposing, magnificent, 18th century building. It is a fine example of European funerary monuments.

Climb a few steps & stand in front of the Laat, a 40 meters high column. (The Laat itself remains a mystery. A few consider it a lighthouse while others believe it is a marker for the grave of Major General Martin’s horse.)

Turn around & see the expanse of Constantia & the other arms of La Martiniere. The architecture is crowned by several statues, the most majestic of them being the lions.

The fact that Major General Martin built both Farhat Baksh Kothi & Constantia is very evident from the similarities between both the heritage structures. But the latter is grander!

Major General Martin is buried in a basement mausoleum in the building. The College is the only school in the world that was awarded royal battle honors for its role in the defense of the British Residency during the First War of Indian Independence.
(The flag has not been displayed since the Indian independence because of the objection it may cause.)

I really wanted to explore the interiors of Constantia, but I was unsure if I would be allowed. It was also getting dark. So, I exited but promised myself that I would be back!
Written 19 April 2023
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SagarVS
India2,671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Full of history and a legacy that many who passed of this school cherish with love. We went around this place and spent about an hour and a half. Lots of historical information apart from the tomb of Claude Martin. If you are into histary, its worth visiting. Several imposing beautiful structures.
Written 2 January 2023
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SVAYAMBHU C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
A visit to this sprawling heritage campus is a must. Extremely well maintained campus, buildings and grounds. There is a horse stable as well and a retro ambassador thrown in
Written 29 December 2022
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Mayank_Jhnj
New Delhi, India12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Was quite pleasantly surprised with the architecture of the main building. It is spread across big area and one would be happy to see the art work in the college. Do insist on visiting the main building and see it from inside.
Written 10 November 2022
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Rohit Bihani
Kolkata (Calcutta), India24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
An educational institution as this one is very inspiring. Especially because there is a lot of history with it. It is a monument that has stood over 2 centuries, and the gandeur of the place can be felt when inside Constantia House. Visit this place and take a piece of history away with you.
Written 5 October 2022
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Deepika M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
On a visit to the school during their independence function, I witnessed a bunch of teachers misbehaving with and humiliating a parent. What example are such teachers setting for the children they are supposed to educate?
Very disappointed and disillusioned. I intend to share my experience with the school's Management Board.
Written 7 September 2022
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Ankurcfa
New Delhi, India52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Yes its a school, but a must visit to see th building and architecture. Its open to public, no restrictions
Written 26 August 2022
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venkatrams2
Bengaluru, India57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It was great to see the reputed college which is over 170 years old. It gave a nice feeling to think that the same building, the same rooms, the same classes educated people more than a century ago
Written 15 July 2022
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