Jhansi Tourism
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Jhansi Tourism

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  • State: Uttar Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Jhansi
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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Vidyut Maurya

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"Historic city"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Jhansi is a big railway hub of Indian Railways. It is also a historic city. You can see here Fort of Jhansi. City tells story of great freedom leader Rani Lakshmi bai and great sports person Major Dhyan chand. It is also a city great persons of Hindi literature. You can also go Orchha from Jhansi. Orchha is just 17 km from Jhansi. If you are travelling from Delhi all city comes in Left side. Geographically it is Bundelkhand area, Situated on the bank of river Betwa.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Must visit destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I had been to Jhansi by train in the month of December 2016. Jhansi is a must-visit destination in the tourism circuit of Uttar Pradesh. The must-visit attractions around Jhansi are the Jhansi Fort and the Laxmibai Temple. The Jhansi fort is located on a rocky hill and has a total of 10 gates. There are temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ganesha. The Military Cannons are an added attraction here. This fort was built in the 17th century by Raja Bir Singh. The museum here depicts the grand old history of the Bundelkhand region. The Laxmibai Temple is a 18th century temple dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi. It is located at the Laxmi Tail in the city and is frequently visited by devotees during the holy hindu festival, Deepavali.
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Atanu Ganguly

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"Nice Location"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2016
Jhansi a small city and historic importance. The Jhansi Fort is awesome which gives the essence of bravery of Rani Laskhmi Bai. The Kala Kothri, Panch Mahal, Shiva Temple, the place from where Rani jumped with her horse, ganesh Temple and the Kadak Bijli cannon is the notable things to see.
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Kausik Mandal

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"The memory of Rani Laxmibai"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 16, 2016
We explored Jhansi from Gwalior. A small city with lots of old stories. The bravery of Rani Laxmibai can still charm the hearts of tourists. Everyone believes the myths of Rani. It seems strange to us that almost all here just hate the Kings of Gwalior.
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Karun Kumar

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"Best place for sightseeing"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 8, 2016
If you are in Jhansi to see man made modern day marvels, trust me you are at the wrong place. Jhansi fort, Orccha fort(which is near by) is a must watch. For an ancient review you can visit Jhansi museum. Temples near by Datiya and Orccha accounts for religious trips. A number of dams can be counted nearby too.
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Prabhat Khare

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"Many place to visit in Jhansi"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2015
I think that everyone should visit Jhansj once as it is our historic place. Everyone had fought the strife of our freedom but queen of Jhansi was a top most performer in them because after her husband 'King of Jhansi' death they didn't lean against the east India company. She lived in a fort named Rani mahal. This is so awesone place there is an a big ground in it. Perhaps it'll be for march past and there is a museum too that had preserved their historical memories and about 15 km far 'Orchha temple' situated. It is like a heaven for visitors they should go there for sure. There is our Hindu Lord 'Shri Raja Ram's temple' is full of architect and there are so many architecture building also i, e Hawa Mahal, Shees mahal, Bhul bhulaiyaetc. In the bank of Orchha the 'Betwa' River flows like a stream which is sailing like a Snake & its waterfall too. It is a well place for art and history lover and religious person too.
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Golu Sharma

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"Peaceful & a calm place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2015
Nice and small town famous for its queen. Such a wonderful castle called 'Jhansi ki Rani ka Kila', such a huge castle but not maintain in a proper condition. There is two famous Temple there which I think everyone should visit Ram Raja Temple, Orchha, and Datia's Temple.
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Ashish Kumar

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"Nice experience-Jhansi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2015
Very good place. Friendly people. Orcha is a best place to visit. Jhansi fort and light & sound programme is awesome.
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Mahesh Akhade

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"Overall it was nice"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 24, 2015
Must watch Museum at afternoon and fort at evening and light and Sound show At 7-8 clock. Travel through the train from every part of India. Must visit Orchha if you have time. And follow same cycle. Bath in river watch fort & ram mandir.
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Smarty Sahil

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"It was a good destination"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 24, 2015
Jhansi was a wonderful place there I can saw the fort of Jhansi which was a wonderful monument of the world. The Rani mahal of Jhansi was awesome. Near Rani Mahal there is one more ethnic city which is known as Orccha. The fort of Orcha was also interesting.
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