Jhansi Tourism and Travel Guide

Jhansi - The Birthplace Of Indian Freedom Struggle

History of Jhansi -

Jhansi was once known as Balwant Nagar and became a stronghold of the Chandela Dynasty. In the 19th century, Jhansi was known for being a Maratha state and home of Jhansi Ki Rani, Lakshmi Bai. She was one of the architects of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Her husband Raja Gangadhar Rao died when she was eighteen and she became the queen. when the British attacked her fort her army defended it valiantly.

Location of Jhansi -

It is located in the Bundelkhand region of southern Uttar Pradesh on the banks of the Pahuj River. The town on Jhansi is located in the district of the same name.

Fairs and Festivals in Jhansi -

There is a festival called Jhansi festival organized every year in February. It lasts for about a week. The principal objective of the festival is to highlight the arts and crafts of Jhansi. A great many cultural programs are organized and have performances related to music, dance, drama and poetry. Ayurved is also promoted here and hence it is known as Jhansi Ayurved Festival.

Tourist Attractions in Jhansi - 

There are a lot of places to visit in Jhansi.

Jhansi Fort – Located on a hilltop near Jhansi it was the home of Chandela kings between the 11th and 17th centuries. The fort has very thick walls and bastions with cannons. It also hosts the Rani Mahal where Rani Lakshmi Bai used to live. Now the Rani Mahal is a museum.

Government Museum of Jhansi - It was built in 1878 and has many archaeological surprises. There are many paintings and weapons which date back to Chandela dynasty.

Chirgaon - The ancient town of Chirgaon is located 30 km from Jhansi. Chirgaon is well known for its temples and is a wonderfully well preserved historical city.

Maharaja Gangadhar Rao ki Chattri - This monument was built in memory of Maharaja Gangadhar Rao who ruled in the 19th century.

Orchha - It is a town in Madhya Pradesh and about 30 km from Jhansi. The town is full of historical ruins. There is a fort and Jehangir Mahal which was a palace.

How To Reach Jhansi -

The closest airport is Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Airport in Gwalior located 120 km away. The airport is connected to Mumbai and Delhi by regular flights.

Jhansi is very well connected by train. A ride to Delhi takes about 5 hours. The city is also connected with Amritsar, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kanyakumari.

Jhansi is exceptionally well connected by roads. It is at the intersection of many important highways. NH 25, 26, 75 all go through Jhansi. Bus service connects Jhansi with Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra.

Best Time To Visit Jhansi -

The best time to go to Jhansi is the quiet and pleasant winter season. In winter, from October to March, it can be relatively cold at temperatures of up to 4 degrees Celsius.

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