Dilkusha Kothi is the remains of an 18th century residence built in the English baroque style in Lucknow in India. Today, there are just a few towers and external partitions as a monument, although the good sized gardens remain. The residence became shelled at some point of its involvement in the Lucknow siege in 1857 together with the Residency and the close by faculty of La Martiniere. The residence was built round 1800 by using the British resident Major Gore Ouseley, a chum of the ruler of Oudh, Nawab Saadat Ali Khan. It was to start with supposed as a looking inn for the Nawabs of Oudh, although it was later used as a summer season lodge too.
Changes had been made to its layout by using Nawab, King Nasir-ud-Din Haider. The building had patterned partitions and surprisingly no internal courtyard as turned into conventional in Indian structure. The building therefore had a smaller footprint and did not amplify over a massive place but turned into taller than traditional local architecture. Like its neighbour, La Constantia, it's far placed on the banks of Lucknow's predominant river, the Gomti. The design bears a startling resemblance to the style of Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, England. Seaton Delaval Hall became built in 1721 and became designed through Sir John Vanbrugh, who also designed Blenheim Palace. Dilkusha Kothi is depicted in an extraordinary early albumen print through the photographer Samuel Bourne, courting from 1864-1865.