The Residency

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    Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

    Also renowned as the British Residency and Residency Complex, the Residency is a group of several buildings in a common precinct in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. For the British Resident General,  it served as the residence who was a representative in the court of the Nawab. In the heart of the city, the Residency is located in the vicinity of other monuments like Shaheed Smarak, Tehri Kothi, and the High Court Building.


    The Ruins of the British Residency, near the grave of Sir Henry, reads “Here lies the son of Empire who tried to do his duty” there is a weathered epitaph, while another nearby grave reads “Do not weep my children, for I am not dead, but am sleeping here.”  To display the history of the Residency is also played each evening, a light and sound show.


    Cannon at the Residency Complex in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh state, India.

    During the rule of Nawab Asaf-ud-Daulah construction started and during the rule of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan II, who was the fifth Nawab of the province of Awadh (British spelling Oudh)it ended.  Between 1780 and 1800 AD, construction took place.  To the Siege of Lucknow, part of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, between 1 July 1857 and 17 November 1857 the Residency was subject.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Ruins of the Residency Complex in Lucknow.

    The shattered walls are still scarred by cannon shots, and the residency has been maintained as it was at the time of the final relief. A little has changed. ever since Indian Independence  By lawns and flowerbeds and serving as a tourist attraction, the ruined building is now surrounded. Including that of Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence who died during the siege, the cemetery at the nearby ruined church has the graves of 2,000 men, women, and children.

    Opening Hours

    1. Monday 7 AM–6 PM
    2. Tuesday 7 AM–6 PM
    3. Wednesday 7 AM–6 PM
    4. Thursday 7 AM–6 PM
    5. Friday 7 AM–6 PM
    6. Saturday 7 AM–6 PM
    7. Sunday 7 AM–6 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    1. INR 50 per person as entry fee, for Indian visitors.
    2. INR 500 per person as entry fee, for Foreign visitors.
    3. INR 200 per person (for all) is needed for tickets to the light and sound show.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport is Lucknow Airport, which is located around 14 km away from the city center. Lucknow can be easily reached by air from anywhere in India. Outside the airport, local taxis are available and anyone can avail of taxis to travel anywhere in the city.

      Lucknow is connected to major cities of India with a wide road network. The main highways that pass through Lucknow are NH28, NH25, and NH56. Buses for Lucknow are easily available from other nearby cities. One can also hire cabs to reach anywhere in Lucknow from nearby places.

    By Train: The major railway station in Lucknow is the Lucknow Railway Station at Charbagh. It connects Lucknow with many other cities of India via a good number of mail and superfast trains. Passenger trains from nearby cities also ply to and from Lucknow. Several other railway stations like Alamnagar, Gomti Nagar, Aishbagh junction, etc. also serve the city. One can take a taxi to reach anywhere in the city from the station.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry your water bottle, and also some snacks. Be polite and make sure that you are not disturbing other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes photography is allowed in the place.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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