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British Residency in Lucknow

·  Summer: 21°C-45°C
·  Winter: 5°C-32°C
·  Monsoon: July-September
Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 05:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Monday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 5
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  INR 25
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 100
Children:  N/A
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  INR 25
Constructed as British Resident General’s residence in the beginning of the 19th century, British Residency witnessed the unfortunate incident of the First Independence War of India in 1857. Located near the bank of River Gomti, it is a popular monument in the form of ruins which portray the signs of the infamous Siege of Lucknow in which over 2,000 British soldiers and their family members were killed.

Today, the Residency accommodates a museum with main highlights in the form of gold coins and paintings. An old dungeon and a nearby cemetery are other important sights of this monument. Kaisarbagh Palace, an astronomical observatory and tombs of Nawabs are also located nearby.

Road: Public transport and private buses from the cities like Delhi, Kanpur, Dehradun, Agra, Kolkata and Allahabad offer excellent road connectivity to Lucknow which is located on National Highways 24, 25 and 28. Taxis are also available from all these cities. British Residency is conveniently accessible from main bus station by taxis and autos.

Railway: Charbagh Railway Station of Lucknow is only about 4 km. from the historic monument. Travellers from cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad can find regular trains to visit the city. Taxis and autos are available at the station to reach the Residency.

Airway: Located about 14 km. away is the Lucknow Airport which offers flight connectivity with cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. After getting down at the airport, one can hire taxis and cabs for the further road journey.