The Residency
The Residency
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James c
Oklahoma City, OK378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This group of monuments shows us the determination of indian freedom fighters to fight for independence early in 1857 and didn't happen until 1947. They were willing to destroy everthing they were forced to build by the britishers. There are so many remains of buildings that were obliterated, mansions, mosque, etc. There is also a museum on site that gives you more facts of lucknow. This is a very interesting place and is an oasis in the center of the fast pace life of lucknow.
Written 15 May 2024
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akghosal
Stoke-on-Trent, UK72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Quite interesting and a nice area of ruins for a former site from the British Empire & colonialism era of India, with evidence of the Indian freedom struggles for Independence (especially with the bullet holes in the walls). Although some of the buildings were in a state of disrepair (although as they are ruins, it didn't matter much), it was nevertheless nice to look at and the garden areas were beautiful and relatively well maintained.
Written 21 March 2024
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Go799106
Chandigarh, India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A hundred years is not such an unbelievable period when one is 73 years old. Born in 1951 the British had just left our shores and 1857 was just 94 years away from my birth. Not so far back. It is this connection with the past which brought me to the well kept precincts of the Residency in Lucknow. Surprisingly well maintained the ruins speak of a tragic era. Cannons and cannon ball marks remind one of this struggle. It is history, who can judge at a distance of a hundred years away?
Written 8 March 2024
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Kunal Chatterjee
New Delhi, India5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Visit to the Residency is a must for travellers to Lucknow. Be sure to read its history beforehand to get the best feel of the place. Each building has a description board outside. Here one lives the period of 18th and 19th century India and the revolt of 1857..especially witness the bullet and canon shell marks on the buildings. One building has been converted into a small but wonderful museum recounting life in 19th century in drawings and lithographs. Complete the 'Gadar' tour of Lucknow with Sikanderbagh, le Martiniere school, Imambaras and Dilkusha.
Written 5 June 2023
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Let's Go Sightseeing
Noida, India2,840 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula agreed to keep a British resident in Awadh. Accordingly, residential premises were built to accommodate the British officers & their staff. The premises included bungalows, Muslim shrines, thatched houses, and ‘high end’ buildings for higher officials.

During the First War of Indian Independence, the British Residency underwent a siege for 87 days. It was a refuge for ~3000 British inhabitants then. British from across Lucknow congregated here & sought shelter.

By the time General Campbell stopped the freedom fighters, the Residency was already in ruins. In fact, the damage is such that today we can’t ascertain the real architecture & purpose of the buildings.

However, a few attractions still stood out for me as I walked through, e.g., Banqueting Hall, Treasure House, Dr. Fayrer’s House, and the main Residency building. The Banquet Hall is a double-storied building with impressive architecture.

The ruins, British cannons & bullet holes on the walls speak of the terrible war. The Archeological Survey of India preserves the British Residency ruins. You can book an e-ticket to visit. Note that plastic disposables are prohibited to be taken inside.
Written 22 May 2023
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JonathanSymonds
Marazion, UK1,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
A wonderfully peaceful, evocative and well-kept sight, effectively preserving the relics of a very significant historical period.
Written 7 March 2023
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AIWIW
Houston, TX639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Must see for history buffs and folks interested in Indian Mutiny Almost 2 hours to see the place. Sound and light show is optional
Written 5 March 2023
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Shilpa Borkar
Mumbai, India11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The ASI property Residency is a surprise. The structures in ruins have a charm that surprises the visitors. One should at least expect to spend two hours at the place, ideally around 3-4 pm. The place closes at 6 pm.It also has a museum and a Sound and Light show every day from 630-7 pm. The sound and light show is just at a cost of Rs 100 / and it is a beautifully curated show. DON'T MISS THE SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW. They run the show if they have more than 2 people watch it .
Written 13 February 2023
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SagarVS
India2,645 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This place is a delight for photographers. Amazing buildings all over and they are all well maintained and clean. Surely worth visiting, but I suggest you take a guide with you to understand the significance of the monuments here and the history and stories behind it.
Written 2 January 2023
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SVAYAMBHU C
Kolkata (Calcutta), India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Residency was a revelation. Very well maintained by ASI, the buildings which still wore the bullet wounds and mortar shell shots, took us back to the mutiny that took place almost 170 years back.
Written 29 December 2022
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