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Manikarnika Tambe got the name Maha Rani Laxmi Bai

Manikarnika Tambe got the name Maha Rani Laxmi Bai  Video Review
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Fort Of Jhansi

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
15th Mar 18

Many monuments are in this fortress like Kalkothri

Many monuments are in this fortress like Kalkothri  Video Review
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Fort Of Jhansi

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
15th Mar 18

Chhattarsal offered Jhansi to Baji Rao in 1728 AD.

Chhattarsal offered Jhansi to Baji Rao in 1728 AD.  Video Review
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Fort Of Jhansi

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
15th Mar 18

This memorial was built by Maharani Laxmi Bai.

This memorial was built by Maharani Laxmi Bai.  Video Review
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Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Ki Chathri

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
9th Mar 18

It's managed by UP State Government's Tourism Dept

It's managed by UP State Government's Tourism Dept  Video Review
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Jhansi Museum

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
6th Apr 18

Arms, sculptures,dresses of Chandela's R displayed

Arms, sculptures,dresses of Chandela's R displayed  Video Review
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Jhansi Museum

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
6th Apr 18

Picture gallery and colorful tableaus R attractive

Picture gallery and colorful tableaus R attractive  Video Review
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Jhansi Museum

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
6th Apr 18

Maha Rani's various life events are displayed

Maha Rani's various life events are displayed  Video Review
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Jhansi Museum

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
6th Apr 18

It has historically great significance as a centre

It has historically great significance as a centre  Video Review
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Rani Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
6th Apr 18

Meeting and negotiations were carried out here

Meeting and negotiations were carried out here  Video Review
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Rani Mahal

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
6th Apr 18

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Reasons to go to Jhansi

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And Haven't Visited Jhansi On Foot

Jhansi is a historical city located in the J between the rivers Betwa and Pahunch, on the rocky plateau of central India. Jhansi is famous for the Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Museum, Rani Mahal and Chhatri of Gangadhar Rao. Jhansi tourism also offers excursions to Deogarh, Mahoba and Khajuraho.  

HolidayIQ traveller Prabhat Khare from Lalitpur shares, “I think that everyone should visit Jhansi 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 awesome 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, Bhool bhulaiya etc. 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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Jhansi Fort

This fort was one of the main centres of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Below the walls of the fort is a depiction in the form of diorama, the bloody battle in which Rani of Jhansi gave her life to save her people from the hands of the British.

HolidayIQ Traveller Prashant says, "Situated on an elevated platform, nestles the magnanimous Fort of Jhansi. It's a quick picnic spot for the locals and a worth visit place for those who love to dwell the history in their hearts. The fort still stands firm, though a bit of construction does on sporadically year long. There's a temple of lord Shiva inside where the queen Laxmi Bai herself used to pray and worship. There exists a hidden trail, underground, and so secretive that connects the fort to Gwalior Road. Probably, it might have served to rescue people during war or some other emergency."

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Fort of Jhansi

The Fort of Jhansi served as a stronghold of the Chandela Kings in Balwant Nagar from the 11th through the 17th century. The fort also served as one of the main centres of Sepoy Mutiny in 1857. Below the walls of the fort is a depiction in the form of diorama, the bloody battle in which Rani of Jhansi gave her life to save her people from the hands of the British.

Prashant Dixit shares: “Situated on an elevated platform, nestles the magnanimous Fort of Jhansi. It's a quick picnic spot for the locals and a worth visit place for those who love to dwell the history in their hearts. The fort still stands firm, though a bit of construction does on sporadically year long. There's a temple of lord Shiva inside where the queen Laxmi Bai herself used to pray and worship. There exists a hidden trail, underground, and so secretive that connects the fort to Gwalior Road. Probably, it might have served to rescue people during war or some other emergency.”


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Reviews (30)

Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar3.6/5

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The Bundel

Jhansi is one of the major town of Bundelkhand and UP. It has strong significance in history because of the queen Laxmibai. But still the place is not that developed and well maintained. The appearance and living of the city is average. There are several tourist spots nearby the town like Orchha and Jhansi itself. Jhansi is well connected by Railway from all major stations of India. All kind of premium and express trains have stop here. Best time to go is all around the year except May, June and July.

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Saju chacko

Saju chacko4.3/5

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Jhansi Fort & Musuem

Jhansi Fort visit is must see place. Even Rani Mahala & Musuem. It depicts Indian history and how brave our warriors were then. Even the local crowd at Jhansi was really helpful. ST. Jude Church is a must see place. Huge area with calm surroundings.
Jhansi station too is a clean place. We liked the concept of escalators on platforms for aged and people unable to climb easily on foot bridige.

Jhansi Overview

History of 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 Pahunch, 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.

People and Culture of Jhansi

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 (jhansi) 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 Chhatrasal 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.

Things To Do in Jhansi

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.

Photos of Jhansi

Government Museum, Jhansi

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Ronit Gaikwad

Government Museum, Jhansi
Government Museum, Jhansi

Photo by

Ronit Gaikwad

Government Museum, Jhansi
Government Museum, Jhansi

Photo by

Ronit Gaikwad

Government Museum, Jhansi
Government Museum, Jhansi

Photo by

Ronit Gaikwad

Government Museum, Jhansi

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