The Residency

The Residency

  • Lucknow
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • India
  • Timings 10 00 AM to 5 00 PM
  • Entry Fee INR 5 Per Person
  • Date 1800 AD

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The Residency, Lucknow Overview

Lucknow is well known for its Chikan embroidery, Islamic monuments and tehzeeb. One of the historic places that have made this place famous is Residency in Lucknow.


Residency Lucknow is best recognized as the alive residences of the British General- the symbol of the British East India Company. He was functional in the courts of nawabs. The place showcases the grand life led by the British. One can also sense the freedom struggle and the siege this place witnessed. The Residency, Lucknow, is an integral part of the city and a must-visit place for all the touring enthusiasts.



History of Lucknow Residency, Lucknow


Lucknow Residency is chiefly a group of structures that were constructed in 1800 A.D by the then Nawab of Oudh, Nawab Saadat Ali Khan. It was primarily built to serve as the living place for the British Resident General who was illustrative in the court of Nawab.


Description of Lucknow Residency, Lucknow


Lucknow Residency was relatively a sleepy residence for periods but then came an occasion, which kept on the world map. The story of the siege of 'The Residency' in Lucknow will go depressed in the history of India as a daring attempt done by a handful of men, women and children to aggravate the efforts of mutineers. The residence of the palace seized together through the continuous gunfire that lasted for a month. The cannonballs shrank the walls of Residency, but the castle detained extraordinarily. Sir Henry Lawrence who wiseacre the charge of 3500 human lives commenced the defence and counter ingenuity. On the last day, the blockade brave hearts submitted and fall. The bolstering force saved the palace in 5 months.


In latest times the redbrick ruins of Lucknow Residency are serenely bounded by lawns and flowerbeds, but thousands died through the month-long siege. The Residency has been preserved as it was at the time of the final release, and the distressed walls are still damaged by a cannon shot. Even then, Independence, things have not altered. A frightening silence submerges the ruins. The graveyard at the nearby crumbling church has the graves of 2000 men, women and children, and that of Sir Henry Lawrence who expired protecting the empire. There is a damaged epitaph near the grave of Sir Lawrence that says 'Here lays the heir of Empire who attempted to do his duty'.


Lucknow Residency in Lucknow is situated near Gomti banks nearby Begum Hazrat Mahal Park. The park is open throughout the year. Book a cab or auto from the hotel or take a rickshaw to look at one of the main monuments in Lucknow.


When to visit Residency, Lucknow


During monsoon- this is the ideal time to visit Lucknow as adequate rainfall takes place in the city and weather stays enjoyable. Also, the hotness during rain stays normal.


During Winters- the nights are cold and foggy, but the temperature remains best 7 degrees to 24 degree Celsius. During this time one can visit all tourist spots without any discomfort.

Other nearby attractions in Lucknow


Lucknow's topmost attractions other than Residency Lucknow are

• Hazratganj,

• Bara Imambara,

• Chandrika Devi Temple, and

• St. Joseph's Cathedral etc.



Traveller's tips


• The ticket to Residency Lucknow is INR 5, and anyone can visit the place between 10 am to 5 pm.

• Carry comfortable clothes and shoes, a lot of walking has to be done there.

• In summers, umbrella, cap and sunscreens are musts. For winters light woollen clothes are recommended.

• For making the visit interesting as well as informative, hiring a travel guide is advised.

• Beware of crumbling structures.


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