Jhansi Tourism

Jhansi Tourism

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Ashwin Sarda
  • Ashwin Sarda
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 121 Reviews

"Best historic town ever" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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....... More
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Jay Tiwary
  • Jay Tiwary
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 4 Reviews

"Jhansi - A Wonderless Land"

  • Posted 8 months ago
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........ More
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Neville S
  • Neville S
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review

"My Family Home"

  • Posted 1 year ago
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....... More
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Drsatya Pal
  • Drsatya Pal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted 1 year ago
Jhansi is a beautiful but less developed city. jhansi fort was nice. and to travel to orccha has given me a great experience. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Lets eat restaurant was best place with best food to eat. hotel shrinath also had....... More
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Jhansi Info

  • 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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