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About British Residency Lucknow

Located in the heart of the city, the British Residency is in ruins today. It has been recognised as a reserved and protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. The British Residency was the residence of the British Generals and other inhabitants. During the revolt of 1857, Lucknow was the main centre of all the British operations and commands. The famous “Siege of Lucknow”, which lasted from 1 July, 1857 to 17 November, 1857 was held in this region. This residency has the graves of 2000 British sepoys who were killed during the battle of 1857. The British people left their homes in search of shelters during the hard times. Now, the British Residency is the maintained by the Government of Lucknow. It has a museum which preserves ancient records and serves as a government office. You will find the remnants of the Tomb of Sadat Ali Khan, the first Nawab of Awadh at this museum. An observatory was also built here for Colonel Wilcox who was a famous British Astronomer. When visiting Lucknow, you must definitely visit the British Residency. You will go into a flashback of the British rule in India.

Historical Context: This building is also known as British Residency.Nawab Asaf-ud-daula of Awadh constructed this place in 1775.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family, Couple
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult: INR 5 Foreign Tourist Adult: INR 100
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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