Residency Lucknow Architecture
Lucknow Residency
Among the most historical monuments, Lucknow Residency is a famous historical monument in the Lucknow called British Residency also. British Residency now ruins but has a special place among the colonial monuments of Lucknow. Since it is a historical landmark, the Archaeological Survey of India kept it under the reserved and protected monument and is under the maintenance of the Government of Lucknow.

Lucknow Residency shows Lucknow intriguing glimpses period of the past. Lucknow British Residency is situated in the Qaisar Bagh of Lucknow city. Lucknow tourism and Archaeological Survey of India for increasing the attraction of Lucknow Residency now started the light and sound show that attracts the tourists more.

Residency Lucknow History

Lucknow residency Light and Sound Show Timings
Lucknow Residency presences of cannonballs mark
British Residency construction started in 1775 by the Awadh’s Nawab Asaf-Uf-Daula and completed in 1800 by Nawab Saadat Ali Khan for the residence of British General. In Indian history year, 1857 will be always be remembered due to the first war of Indian Independence against the British kingdom.

During the world-famous Indian first revolt in 1857, Lucknow sieged from 1 July 1857 to 17 November 1857 then British Residency becomes the center of all British activities and operations. Almost every British and European who lived in Lucknow at that time took shelter in this Residency. British Residency is very spacious and large that why during this Seige of Lucknow for more than 140 days it served as a shelter for approximately 3500 British peoples.

British Residency walls full of cannonballs marks and damaged badly at that time. Till date walls have scars of the cannonballs showing the Indian Independence revolt symbol. 

Residency Lucknow Architecture

The Lucknow Residency was secured that time from each direction. Its two sides were protected by the Gomti River. Residency building is spread over 33 acres of land in Lucknow near the Gomti River.

Its main gate was fully protected. Lucknow Residency Architecture was at that time so good. I mentioned here some points in brief.
  • Main Residency Building was three-storeyed. That's architecture was beautiful and English type. The entrance of the main building was from the east side through a large two-column portico.
  • Bailey Guard Gate was supported by the double columns that were plain and the building was similar to a square.
  • The Treasury House was the double-storied building that was decorated with Rajput and Awadh arches.
  • Banquet Hall was the Dawat Khana that was decorated with costly mirrors, silk, saloons, and chandeliers.
  • Dr. Fayrer’s House was a very large building that had a low ceiling.
  • Begum Kothi was built in the traditional architectural style of Awadh that makes it different from other buildings of the Residency.
  • The Church was built in the Gothic style that had many pinnacles.
  • Saunder’s Post was a large and the extensive building of two-storeyed on high ground.
  • Sago’s House was a small house.
  • Germons Post was an extensive double-storeyed building.
  • Post Office was the headquarters of the Engineers and the Artillery.
  • Andersons’s Post was a two-storeyed building.
  • The jail was the barrack with four equal-sized compartments that were well-ventilated.
  • Inne’s Post had a sloping roof that consisted of four large and several small rooms.
  • Native Hospital was a bullock farm office that had a square of low houses.
  • Brigade Mess was a double-storeyed building.
  • Ommaney’s House was an extensive double-storeyed building.
  • Henry Lawrence Memorial was a 51 feet high memorial building.
  • Duprat’s House was a lower storied house that had a verandah.
Lucknow Residency Museum

Now British Residency is known as Lucknow Residency or Residency and converted into a Museum. It serves as a monument of the First Indian Independence war and consists of that time Residency model, photographs, paintings, guns, swords, terracotta roof tiles, porcelain wares, fragments of wine bottles, cannons, etc. It shows the story of 1857 in chronological sequence. It is also popular as the 1857 Memorial Museum.

Lucknow Residency museum can be divided into two parts. One part is the ground floor that contains four galleries. The second part is the basement which has seven galleries. You can reach to ground floor museum by the entrance gate and to the basement by the spiral staircases. You can also see the handwriting of Mahatma Gandhi at Lucknow Residency. There are original letters written by Mahatma Gandhi. Lucknow Residency museum is worth watching.

Residency Lucknow Timings
  • Lucknow British Residency opening time is from 10:00 am to at 05:00 pm. It is overall a good place if you go to Lucknow and want to see such a famous monument.
  • For complete visiting the Lucknow Residency, you have to spend approx. 2-3 hours. So plan accordingly.
Best Time to Go Residency Lucknow

You can go anytime to Lucknow Residency but going to the evening would be the best time you can enjoy light and Sound show there also. As per the season, you can go there from February to March and August to October when the season is pleasant in Lucknow.

Residency Lucknow Ticket Price

Residency Park Lucknow ticket price is very nominal for the tourists compared to its beauty and historical importance. Lucknow Residency ticket price for Indians is 25 ₹/- per visitor only and for the foreigners, it would be 200 ₹/- per visitor.

Lucknow residency Light and Sound Show

For enhancing the awareness of Lucknow Residency and attracts more tourists or visitors Uttar Pradesh Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India started the new light and sound show since 26 January 2020 on the Indian Republic day.

Lucknow Residency light and sound show is very beautiful. It includes a full 4D sound system, Lazor lights, projection lights, and holograms that make this show is very interesting and informative. The light and sound show is mentioning the role of Lucknow Residency played in the siege of 1857. It also describes the glory of Lucknow.

Lucknow Residency light and sound show's script is in the Hindi language. To attract more visitors and Hindi is also easier for common tourists to understand light and sound show is kept in Hindi. There is around 2000 seating arrangement for the show.

Lucknow Residency Light and Sound Show Timings

Lucknow Residency Light and Sound show organized daily in the evening. The light and sound show is about half an hour only.

Residency Lucknow Facilities
  • Lucknow Residency has all the basic facilities for tourists and visitors.
  • Drinking water available.
  • The washroom facility is there for both ladies and gents.
  • There is also paid parking space for your two or four-wheelers.
  • Security is good inside the Lucknow Residency campus.
  • There is a very big and beautiful green garden inside the Lucknow Residency where you can spend some time from the city's hustle-bustle life and get relaxed.
Residency Lucknow How to Reach

Lucknow Residency is situated at Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Qaiserbagh area in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow Residency is close Begum Hazrat Mahal Park and near the Gomti river banks in the Lucknow so reaching to Lucknow Residency is not a big issue.

Lucknow Residency is approximately 4 km from the Charbagh Lucknow railway station and about 600-meters from the Kaiserbagh bus stand. Many Vikram, auto, and city local buses go up to Qaiserbagh directly from Charbagh railway station.

You will get easily city local bus, Vikram and Auto for the Lucknow residency easily. Qaiserbagh has a roadways bus stand also. You can book a private taxi or cab to reach there easily.
Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh and well connected to the various cities by bus, railway, and airway. So reaching Lucknow is not a big task.

Residency Lucknow Address

Address:
Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Deep Manak Nagar,
Qaiserbagh,
Lucknow 226001
Uttar Pradesh

TouristBug Recommendations for Residency Lucknow
  • There is a guide available at the ticket counter to explaining to you the glory of the Lucknow Residency so if you want you can hire. But there are notice boards near every building where information is clearly mentioned for the visitor.
  • You must join the Lucknow residency Light and Sound Show to better understand the glory of Lucknow Residency and its history.
  • You can take lots of photos here with your loving ones and selfie also. Photography is allowed here. There are many good locations for photography.
  • You can't carry the outside food items inside the campus. Outside food is fully prohibited Lucknow Residency.
  • An interesting fact is that about the Lucknow Residency you will not found roofs on the maximum buildings. So if you go there note it.
  • You must go to see Sir Henery's grave. There is a message written, "Do not weep my children, for I am not dead, but I am sleeping here."

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