About Jhansi

Country: India | State: Uttar Pradesh

Ideal Trip Duration: 1-2 Days

Nearest City to Jhansi: Jhansi

Best Time to Visit Jhansi: October to March

Peak Season: November to February

At a distance of 18 km from Orchha, 99 km from Tikamgarh, 102 km from Gwalior, 179 km from Khajuraho, 235 from Kanpur, 314 from Lucknow, 342 km from Bhopal, 457 km from New Delhi and 500 km from Ujjain, Jhansi is a historical city lies in the region of Bundelkhand in the extreme south of Uttar Pradesh. Situated between Betwa and Pahunch Rivers, it is one of the top places to visit in Uttar Pradesh, and among the must-visit historical places as part of India tour packages.

Jhansi is regarded as the gateway to Bundelkhand region and also the administrative headquarters of Jhansi district. It is one of the top places to visit near Kanpur. Earlier known as Balwant Nagar, Jhansi was the seat of the Chandela dynasty and flourished under their rule. The region got its name from the fort built by Raja Bir Singh Deo, in 1613 CE, one of the must-include places in Jhansi tour packages. 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.

Jhansi lost its glory in 12th century CE but regained its grandeur during the 17th century CE under the rule of Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha. Later, Jhansi came under the rule of Maharaja Chhatrasal Bundela of Panna, who gifted it to Peshwa Baji Rao I in 1729 CE. In the 18th century the town of Jhansi served as the capital of a Maratha province and later the Princely State of Jhansi from 1804 till 1853 CE. The state was annexed by the British Governor General in 1854 when Damodar Rao's claim to the throne was rejected but Rani Lakshmi Bai ruled it from June 1857 to June 1858. After the death of Lakshmi Bai in 1858, the British Government gave it to Jiyaji Rao Scindia and the city became the part of Gwalior. After India's independence, Jhansi became the part of Uttar Pradesh.

The artistic grandeur of the Chandela rulers is still evident in the monuments and other ancient structures standing in the city. Jhansi Fort, Rani Jhansi Museum, Parichha Dam, Rani Lakshmi Bai Park, Barua Sagar, Rani Mahal, and Cenotaphs of Gangadhar Rao are the top places to visit in Jhansi.

Jhansi Mahotsav is the most popular festival celebrated in Jhansi every year in February / March. This week long extravaganza is organized jointly by the Uttar Pradesh tourism board and the district administration of Jhansi. The yearly event showcases the cultural heritage of Jhansi through music recitals, dance performances and cultural events. Other festivals celebrated in the city are Diwali, Holi, and Janmastami.

Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Airport, Gwalior is the nearest airport which is about 112 km from Jhansi. It has direct flights from New Delhi, Indore & Agra. Jhansi Junction is well connected by trains with Bangalore, Chennai, Lucknow, Shirdi, Mumbai, Delhi, Bhopal, Allahabad, Hyderabad, Surat, Okha, Ujjain, Indore, Agra, Jammu, Jabalpur, Secunderabad, Trivandrum, Kochi, Nagpur, Haridwar, & Pune. Jhansi is well connected by bus with Jaipur, Kanpur, Bhopal, Lucknow, Gwalior, and Khajuraho.

The best time to visit Jhansi is from October to March when the weather remains pleasant and suitable for sightseeing.

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Other Info
Internet Availability: Good
STD Code: 05174
Languages Spoken: Hindi, Bundeli & English
Major Festivals: Jhansi Mahotsav

How to Reach Jhansi

By Air

Nearest Airport: Gwalior - Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Airport, Gwalior (112 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Jhansi Junction (0 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Jhansi Bus Station (4 Kms)

Top 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi


#1 of 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi

At a distance of 4 km from Jhansi Junction, Jhansi Fort or Jhansi ka Kila is an ancient and historical fortress situated in the heart of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. Atop Bangira hill, Jhansi Fort is the landmark of Jhansi town and also one of the top places to visit in Jhansi.

Jhansi Fort was built by Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha in 1613 CE and served as a stronghold of the Chandela Kings from 11th to 17th century AD. In the 18th century, Jhansi served as the capital of Maratha province and later the Princely State of Jhansi from 1804 to 1853 CE. The fort was the residence of the great Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, who fought the British East India Company during the 1857 War of Independence. This fort has been a witness to the fiery battle led by Rani Lakshmi Bai. During the mutiny, the queen and her army fought fiercely for two weeks.

Sprawling over an area of 15 acres, the fort is built in the north .....

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#2 of 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi

At a distance of 4 km from Jhansi Junction, Rani Mahal is a royal palace located at the heart of Jhansi town in Uttar Pradesh. Situated close to Jhansi Fort, it is one of the famous Jhansi Tourist Places and also one of the top places to visit as part of Jhansi tour packages.

Rani Mahal was built in 18th century AD by Raghu Nath-II of the Newalkar family. After the death of Raja Gangadhar Rao, Rani Lakshmi Bai used to reside in this palace. It is a flat- roofed double-storeyed building having a quadrangular courtyard with a small well and one fountain each on either side. The palace consists of arched chambers around an open courtyard that looks magnificent and is a welcome break from the typical architectures of Bundelkhand. Its major portion was damaged by British during the 1857 War of Independence.

The palace has a Durbar Hall located in the second floor that has a genuine painted wood-paneled ceiling. The interiors .....

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#3 of 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi

At a distance of 3 km from Jhansi Junction, Rani Jhansi Museum is a museum located inside the Fort of Jhansi. It is one of the important museums in Jhansi and also among the must visit places in Jhansi.

Rani Jhansi Museum or Government Museum is not only gives an insight in to the history and heritage of Jhansi but also throws light on the history and culture of the Bundelkhand region. Dedicated to Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, this museum has an exclusive gallery on Rani Laxmi Bai and is a unique attraction. This section consists of lots of her armoury items and photographs, depicting her life since childhood.

It is also an important source to know about the life and times of the Chandela rulers. The Jhansi Museum houses weapons, statues, dresses and photographs that belong to the Chandela dynasty. The museum also houses a separate picture gallery that is dedicated to Gupta Kings. In fact, the picture gallery of the Gupta period is one of the highlights of this museum. Apart .....

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#4 of 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi

At a distance of 2 km from Jhansi Fort and 5.5 km from Jhansi Junction, the Cenoteph of Raja Gangadhar Rao is located on the banks of Lakshmi Talab in Jhansi town of Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the famous heritage places in Jhansi and also one of the best Jhansi tourist places.

The Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Ki Chatri was dedicated to Maharaja Gangadhar Rao who was the king of Jhansi from 1836 CE - 1853 CE. He was the lover of the art and architecture and worked towards enriching the culture of Jhansi. He adopted the Son named Anand Rao in 1853, who he taught would be the next crown prince. Raja Gangadhar Rao expired the very next day leaving behind son and wife.

The Chatri was built by his wife Maharani Lakshmi Bai after his death. The Chatri is set within a quadrangular walled structure and has two domed structures. They are approached by a small flight of stairs. The tomb has scriptures around .....

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#5 of 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi

At a distance of 2 km from Jhansi Junction, St. Jude's Shrine is a Roman Catholic Church located in the Cantonment area of Jhansi town in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the holiest places in Jhansi mainly for Catholic Christians and also one of the popular places to visit in Jhansi.

St. Jude's' Shrine is devoted to St. Jude Thaddeus and is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jhansi. The devotion to St. Jude Thaddeus was started by the late Bishop F. X. Fenech. It is believed that the bone of St. Jude is buried in its foundation. The well painted statues in the shrine depict the great story of Jesus Christ. There is also a separate shrine for mother Marry in its premises.

St. Jude's feast is celebrated on 28th October every year which attracts large number of devotees from far places. It is celebrated with a week-long fair and procession on the last day with great enthusiasm.

Sunday Masses: 6.30 AM, 8 AM, & 6 PM

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#6 of 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi

At a distance of 24 km from Jhansi Junction, Barua Sagar is a town and a municipal board in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh. Many monuments, temples and forts adorn Barua Sagar which reminisces the ancient and the historical past.

The town got its name from the beautiful Barua Sagar Lake. Barua Sagar is an artificial lake built by the King of Orchha, Raja Udit Singh about 260 years ago. He also built embankments around this beautiful lake. The place is also famous for being the battleground of the Bundelas and the Marathas in 1744 AD. There is a temple dedicated to Sage Shringarishi on the banks of the lake. A fort, now in ruins, was also built by Raja Udit Singh on the banks of this lake. The fort commands an excellent view of Barua Sagar Lake and the surrounding landscapes.

There are ruins of two Chandela period temples, locally known as Ghughua Math and Jarai Ka Math. Ghughua Math is built in granite and has four cells, each fitted with doorways, of which three have an .....

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#7 of 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi

At a distance of 27 km from Jhansi Junction, Parichha Dam is a manmade reservoir situated near Parichha town on Jhansi-Kanpur National Highway in Uttar Pradesh. Built on Betwa River, Parichha Dam & Reservoir is one of the top places to experience Jhansi Tourism.

Parichha Dam was constructed during the time of the British between 1881 to 1886 CE. The total length of the dam is 1174.6 m and height is 16.77 m. The reservoir of the dam stretches from Parichha to Notghat Bridge which is about 34 km from Jhansi. Parichha Dam is the main source of water for drinking and agricultural purposes for Jhansi. The dam also has a Thermal power station which generates 1149 MW power.

This place is ideal for water sports especially boating and fishing activities. It also offers great scenic view of the surroundings.

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#8 of 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi

At a distance of 121 km from Agra, 174 km from Mathura, 268 km from Kanpur, 330 km from New Delhi, 334 km from Lucknow, 346 km from Jaipur, 448 km from Bhopal and 459 km from Allahabad, Gwalior is a historical city situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the important tourist places near Agra and also one of the top tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh.

One of the most beautiful cities of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is very famous for its glorious history and rich cultural heritage. After being founded by Maharaja Suraj Sen in 8th century AD, Gwalior Fort was described as the pearl amongst fortresses in India. The city and its fortress have been ruled by several historic northern Indian kingdoms. From the Tomars in the 13th century, it was passed on to the Mughal Empire, then to the Maratha in 1754, followed by the Scindias in 18th century AD.

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Distance (From Jhansi): 102 Kms
Trip Duration (From Jhansi - Including Travel): Full Day

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#9 of 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi

At a distance of 16 km from Jhansi, 123 km from Gwalior, 174 km from Khajuraho, 237 km from Kanpur, 253 km from Agra, 326 km from Lucknow, 352 km from Bhopal, 467 km from Jaipur and 456 km from New Delhi, Orchha or Urchha is a small ancient town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is one of the popular tourist places in Madhya Pradesh, and among the must include places in India tour packages.

Orchha, means a 'hidden place', is situated on the banks of Betwa River and is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. It is one of the popular heritage places to visit near Kanpur and Gwalior. Orchha was established in 1501 AD by Bundela king Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first emperor of Orchha, (1501-1531) and also built the Orchha Fort, must visit places as part of Orchha tour packages. Since .....

Distance (From Jhansi): 18 Kms
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#10 of 10 Places to Visit in Jhansi

At a distance of 40 km from Lalitpur, 103 km from Orchha, 105 km from Jhansi, 207 km from Gwalior, 218 km from Bhopal, 227 km from Khajuraho, 293 km from Narsinghpur, 309 km from Jabalpur,334 km from Kanpur, 337 km from Satna, 389 km from Indore, 415 km from Lucknow, and 540 km from Nagpur, Chanderi is a historical town located in the Ashoknagar district of Madhya Pradesh. Positioned beautifully along the River Betwa, it is one of the popular tourist places in India and among the must-include places in Madhya Pradesh tour packages.

Chanderi is a small 11th-century town nestled between Malwa and Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh. Surrounded by magnificent hills, forests, and beautiful lakes, Chanderi boasts of a kind of scenic beauty that should be experienced by travellers of all sorts as part of Chanderi tour packages. This small .....

Distance (From Jhansi): 105 Kms
Trip Duration (From Jhansi - Including Travel): Full Day

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