Jhansi is the hometown of Rani Laxmi Bai – the great freedom fighter. The city speaks about the courage and history of the glorious bygone era. The numerous historical monuments including museums, temples, chhatris, and mosques are a proof of the different cultural colors in the city. Jhansi Fort is a major tourist attraction in the city, so don’t miss a visit to this mighty structure.
Enjoy exploring the multiple facets of the city, know more about people and their culture, and taste local delicacies; you’ll never have a dull moment in Jhansi. You can enjoy an extended trip to Orchha, Khajuraho, Shivpuri, and Deogarh and combine these destinations with Jhansi.
Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Lakshmibai Memorial, Datia Fort
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Ideally situated between rivers Pahunj and Betwa, Jhansi is a time-honored city symbolizing self-respect, aplomb bravery, dignity and confidence. The city is a popular tourist destinations in the Indian state Uttar Pradesh. The significance of this place dates back to the heroic era of Rani Laxmi Bai, a courageous queen who fought dauntlessly against the British in 1857. Remarkable history of this land is believed to have been a part of Jajhoti, Jejak Bhukit, Chedi Rashtra and Bundelkhand of the bygone era. The Chandelas had a glorious rule in the region and the town flourished with artistic grandeur. Numerous historic monuments and ancient structures still stand tall in the city as a testimony to the past.
One of the most popular place of sightseeing here is the historic fort of Jhansi. Along with it, do visit the magnificent temples, churches, well maintained Government Museum and the Rani Mahal of Jhansi. The city also houses a military aviation base. When here, visit the fort of Jhansi and see those incredible sculptures, which render a superb insight into the glorious history of Bundelkhand. Perched on a rocky hill named Bangra, the Jhansi fort has been benefitted with this strategic importance ever since inception, as history says.
Other tourist places in Jhansi that worth a visit include Maha Lakshmi Temple, Panchkuniya Temple, Ganesh Mandir, Murli Manohar Temple, Kaliji Temple, Maharaja Gangadhar Rao ki Chathri, Jeevan Shah Ka Mazar, St. Jude's Shrine, Gurudwara at Talliya Mohalla and Karguan Jain Pilgrimage.
Other than Jhansi town, nearby places like Orchha, Shivpuri, Deogarh and Khajuraho are fascinating. Orcha, in Madhya Pradesh the neighboring state of Uttar Pradesh, is a small town showcasing a wonderful display of Mughal-influenced Rajput architecture in its magnificent palaces, diligently made temples and royal chhatris (cenotaphs). Similarly, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, near to Jhansi is globally famous for Hindu and Jain temples. These are UNESCO World Heritage Site and are known for their beautiful and erotic rock carvings and the intriguingly carved temples at Khajuraho
One can plan a trip to Jhansi during the Jhansi Festival. Along with sightseeing, enjoy the glimpse of Jhansi’s cultural heritage extravaganza in Jhansi Festival and the week-long Jhansi Mahotsav.
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