This is a 3 hour curated walking tour of the Lucknow Residency. The gardens and ruins offer a glimpse into the beginning of the end for the British Rule. Your guide will explain the history and dramatic events of 1857-58 and the Siege of Lucknow. Choice of a 10:30 AM or 2:30 PM tour.Highlights:- • The Residency • History of the Siege of Lucknow • Curated Walking Tour • Mutiny Specialist Guide
You will be picked up from your hotel within the Lucknow city center and be escorted in your air-conditioned vehicle to Hazrat Ganj. Upon arrival meet your local guide and start your walking tour.The Residency was the abode of the British Resident, appointed as an administrator of Oudh by The East India Company. The 33 acre area was a self-sufficient residential colony of British officers, their families and native servants. The Residency was a lively European settlement. In May 1857, it was the site of the dramatic events of the First War of Independence (Indian Uprising). The Siege of Lucknow lasted 147 days and claimed the lives of more than 2000 British men, women and innocent children within the complex. . Broken walls with marks from bullets and cannonballs are all that is left. You can visit the museum and cemetery. During your walking tour, your guide will help you reconstruct the ruins within the complex, with the help of some rare pictures, building plans and maps.Once your tour will be finished you will be driven back to your hotel in Lucknow..