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Address: Lucknow, India
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Private Tour to the Residency of Lucknow
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Half-day Private City Tour in Lucknow
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Glimpse of British raj

British residency would give you a glimpse of British raj over India in early 20th century. Quite a historical place.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Lucknow City, Uttar Pradesh, India
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This old monument showcases the lovely brick architecture of oudh and also brings forth the tragedy of the siege of oudh and residency by rebel troops around the era of the mutiny. Good time to visit is early morning ..

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

British residency would give you a glimpse of British raj over India in early 20th century. Quite a historical place.

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing place. Full of colonial history and the ruins of the famous siege of 1857. Surrounded by lovely lawns, has a fairly good museum too. A must-visit for history buffs. Visit in winters or at least, in pleasant weather months to be able to explore the ruins and hear the tales in comfort.

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Thank njain688
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good and soothing place to be with family and siblings. Big gardens old memorial buildings silently speaking about the revolt of 1857.

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Thank Sufiyan A
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled here for peace moments. This place is quite and not good for family trips. You can visit once, so you can see the British creation.

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Thank Faraz A
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is now lying in ruins but one can make out it's magnificence in the yester years. The Residency was the place of residence of the Several British officers during the Colonial rule. In the year 1857 during first war of Indian Independence the place was placed under the seige by Indian freedom fighters. The building was attacked mercilessly... More 

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Kolkata, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The ruins of the Residency remind us of the great uprising of 1857 in Lucknow. They are preserved in the same condition in which they came under central protection in the year 1920. It all began in 1774 AD when Nawab Shuja-ud-daulah first agreed on the proposal of keeping a British resident stationed in Awadh.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

British residence is famous landmark in hesitory many people visiting to see that residence and it is good looking

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Adelaide, South Australia
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our guide imparted a wealth of information in relation to the siege of Lucknow. You can still see many bullet holes embedded in the walls. Restoration appears to be progressing, wander around the buildings and just imagine what it must have been like in the days of British Rule. The central building with photographs and maps of how it once... More 

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Mumbai
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have visited this several times and have seen it from delapitated conditions to well preserved structures now. It has the history from the 1857 mutiny, which is well preserved.

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