Jhansi Tourism
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Jhansi Tourism

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  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Jhansi is a historical city located in the Jhansi district of Bundelkhand region, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Situated between the rivers Betwa and Pahunj, on the rocky plateau of central India, Jhansi is regarded as the gateway to Bundelkhand.

Jhansi, lying at an average altitude of 284 meters above sea level, is situated between the borders of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Jhansi was known as ‘Balwant Nagar’ during its earlier days. Jhansi was the seat of the Chandela Dynasty and rose to prominence under their rule.

By the 12th century, Jhansi lost its glory but regained its splendour during the 17th century under the rule of Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha. The region got its name from the fort built by Raja Bir Singh Deo, in 1613.

According to legend, the Bundela ruler could see only a shadow (jhain-si) of this fort on a distant hill and thus the fort and the region came to be known as Jhansi. The city of Jhansi maintained good relations with the Mughal Emperor Jahangir during the rule of Raja Bir Singh Deo.

Later, Jhansi came under the rule of Maharaja Chattrasal Bundela of Panna, who gifted it to Peshwa Baji Rao (I) in 1729. In 1817, the Peshwa signed a treaty with the British East India Company, as per which the British gained all rights in the Bundelkhand region.

In 1838, Gangadhar Rao, became the Raja of Jhansi. In 1853, he died childless and Rani Lakshmi Bai (famous as Jhansi ki Rani) was denied the right of adoption by the British and Jhansi was annexed to the British Empire. Rani Lakshmi Bai protested against annexation and led forces against the British during the freedom struggle of 1857 and was killed in a battle at Kotah-ki-Sarai in 1858. Later, Jhansi came under the direct rule of the British in 1886.

Jhansi, today, has become a popular tourist destination in India, famous for the Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Museum, Rani Mahal and Chhatri of Gangadhar Rao. Jhansi tourism also offers excursions to Deogarh, Mahoba and Khajuraho. 

Jhansi, located at a distance of 100 km to the south of Gwalior and 30 km from Datia, can easily be accessed as it is well connected to the rest of the country by rail and road. The vicinity of Jhansi to Lucknow, Agra, Gwalior and Delhi makes it a popular weekend getaway destination. September to February is the best time to visit Jhansi.
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Anmol Gupta

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  • Lives in Jhansi
  • 1 Review
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"An awesome place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It gives a wonderful experience in being a part of Jhansi, visitors coming to Jhansi should keep in mind that Jhansi is the place where they will get more attracted to history and culture, its narayan chaat & dau ke samosa are among the best restaurants to hangout in the evening and have a blend of Jhansi cuisines and taste.
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Shashank Singh

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  • Shashank Singh
  • Lives in Jhansi
  • 2 Reviews
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"A city of dams" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
There's are too many dams in Jhansi. I was just wondering when I heard of them. And obviously jhansi fort is simply awesome it tells about the great bravely and royalty of queen of Jhansi. Khajuraho is approximately 220 km from Jhansi, there huge artwork and creativity worth to visit. Orchha, datia and many more places are there to visit for. I had a great experience in Jhansi.
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Abhinav Dwivedi

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"A memorable place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Jhansi is the memorable place and the fort of rani laxmi bai is the best fort of my life where I have will gone, and the old stuff of rani laxmi bai is taken care of in museum and the chaat is so good, shaan daar taste. And the best market of Jhansi is sipri bazar. I like that.
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Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary

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"The memory of a warrior queen jhansi fort"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 18, 2015
The Jhansi fort at Jhansi is approximately 2 km away from the railway station. The golden ruling time of a warrior queen we see there. The big fort the inside Khilla Jhansy park museum etc are the important visiting places. Since the day of visit was a holiday due to holy celebrations the museum was closed. From the top of the fort the aerial view of Jhansi is very beautiful.
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Neeraj Shokeen

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  • Lives in New Delhi
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"Land of the warrior queen"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2014
Visit Jhansi for some historical moments. Best season is to visit from November to February. Visit Jhansi Fort and feel proud about stories of the Great Worrier Queen. Also see the museum near the fort. Hotels are near Elite crossing. Good for one day
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Vikas Bhasin

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"Full fun experience and historical"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2014
Travellers should visit to see Fort and museum with Shrine Jude Church and can travel longer to orchard for visit of Ram Raja Mandir also Jhansi is a big Railway junction so travelling is easy through Jhansi route. Jhansi is a awesome place for living, working and also for studying. So everyone wants live there, by the way it is also popular for its historical way.
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Devesh Mishra

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"Awesome place to live with awesome history"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 10, 2014
Jhansi is a awesome place to living, working and also for studying. So everyone should go there. It is also popular for its history. So get ready for doing adventure. Best of luck and go there with family.
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Best historic town ever"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Apr 5, 2014
It is a small town of UP which is 2 hours away from Gawlior MP. Jhansi is one of the biggest railway junction, all the train going from north to south has to pass through Jhansi and that is why Jhansi has huge presence of Indian railways and it also generates maximum employment in the town. It's historic towns of India where seed of the revolt against British was seeded by Rani Laxmi Bai. Must enjoy Jhansi fort its is one of its one kind, get to see kadak bijli canon at the entrance, it is 5 storied of which three stories are underground and also there is a tunnel which has a road till Gawlior palace. Also, visit Rani Mahal and various temples across the town. Jhansi also has some nice picnic spots like Matatila dam and Sukma Dukma dam which are few kilo meters away from the main town. We stayed at hotel Sita near exhibition ground.
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Jay Tiwary

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  • Lives in Guwahati
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"Jhansi - A Wonderless Land"

  • Posted Aug 26, 2013
Jhansi is a word which has great meaning in history, but when you will reach there, you wont get anything like that. Although i am not negative minded, I was dissapointed by the place. Only go when you have visited other places in India.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Orcha is nearby Jhansi, hope you will like it more than Jhansi.

Activities & things to do: Avoid Honeymoon trip.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Only Trains are available from different locations. Use Google.
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Neville S

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"My Family Home"

  • Posted Apr 12, 2013
My Grand Parents & Mum grew up in Jhansi its simple lifestyle & spiritual atmosphere is out of this world. St Judes shrine a must for all visitors.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The Bazzar Shopping

Activities & things to do: Visit our St Judes Shrine
Jhansi Ke Rani Railway
The Beautiful Dam

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By Train is the best way to get there
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