British Residency popularly known as Residency is a historical protected monument maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. This place was used by the British inhabitants as a refuge during the uprising of 1857. It houses various buildings and a museum also. Entrance fee is INR 5 and entry closes by 1630 PM.
Below is a photo journey of the place-
|Main Gate and Ticket window|
|Bailley Guard Gate is entrance gate to Residency|
|Notice on Bailley Guard Gate|
|Memory of Native officers and Sepoys|
|Dr. Frayer's House|
|Canons in the lawn in front of Museum|
|Residency signature shot|
|Way to Church and Cemetrery|
|Church & Graveyard Info|
Residency is spread in a large area and you see only ruins of buildings amidst lush green gardens and old trees with young couples hiding themselves here and there. Earlier a light and sound show was performed here, not sure if it is continue or not. As you come out of Residency, you see a Martyrs Memorial Tower (Shaheed Smarak) and Kargil Martyr Garden (Kargil Shaheed Vatika) on the opposite side of the road on the bank of Gomti river. A few boats are there to give you a ride to a Shiva Temple in the middle of the river, however the bank of the river is filled with filthy garbage flowing into river.
|Kargil Memorial Garden|
|Shaheed Smarak (Martyr Memorial)|
|Saddening scene - Garbage dump in river Gomti (Hotel Clarks Avadh in backdrop)|