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British Residency

During the rule of Nizams, the city of Hyderabad had a historic connection with the East India Company. “The British Residency” or the “Hyderabad Residency” is an opulent mansion, built by James Achilles Kirkpatrick. He was the British Resident of Hyderabad state from 1798 to 1805. The British Residency served as the embassy of the East India Company to the Nizam of Hyderabad, and it was the official residence of James Kirkpatrick – The British Resident, and his successors.

Currently called as the Koti Women’s college or the Osmania University College for Women, it is a huge mansion built in Palladian Georgian style. It is an exquisite mansion, representing architectural excellence. It has been restored by Telangana Archaeology recently, as part of a pioneering effort lasting 15 months.

The opulent mansion is now open for visitors. We welcome students and teachers of schools, colleges and other individual/ group visits to explore the restored British Residency. Scheduling your visit has been made easy now.

You can fill the online registration form to book your date of visit.

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