The town of Jhansi may seem nondescript at first but it has been the scene of a crucial event in the Indian History.
Jhansi is famous for its queen, Rani Laxmi Bai who lived during the British era. On the death of her husband, the British tried to take away her kingdom. However, the brave lady fought valiantly. Her battles against the British are among the most important ones to take place during the First War of Independence in 1857. Apart from its place in history, Jhansi is quite a beautiful place to relax.
How to Get There
By Air :
Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Air Terminal, Gwalior is the nearest airport of Jhansi. Flights from Mumbai, Delhi and Jabalpur connect to Gwalior.
By Rail :
Jhansi is an important railhead on the Delhi-Chennai route. Most major cities in the country like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Agra, Ahmedabad, Bhopal,etc
By Road :
There is a good network of roads that connects Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh to the major cities in nearby states like Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh
The Jhansi Fort is a magnificent fortress located atop a hill. Due to its location, the fort allows you to get some pretty amazing views of the surrounding area. The double walls and the dried moat are a reminder of the glory it once used to possess. The fort still showcases the brutal battle that once took place here between the forces of Jhansi and the British colonial army.However, in spite of its sanguine history, the fort looks quite spectacular now. It contains a few lawns with some nice shady spots which are perfect for taking a stroll down history or for relaxing.
The royal palace now called Rani Mahal is a spectacular sight. It was constructed in the late 18th century and later became one of the palaces where Rani Lakshmi Bai, the former Queen of Jhansi, lived. The architecture of the palace is quite fascinating with its two stories rising around a central courtyard.The palace is filed with beautiful multi-foiled arches and highly decorated halls. The Darbar Hall is particularly resplendent with its vicarious motifs of geometrics, flora and fauna painted on its walls with bright attractive colors. The palace is also home to some beautiful stone sculptures.
You can visit the Government Museum to take a trip down the avenue of Jhansi’s history. It contains an intriguing collection of artifacts that includes weapons and dresses. There are also photographs and excellent statutes that date back to the Chandela dynasty. You can also enjoy a rare gallery of pictures that showcase the Gupta period. Other artifacts include terracotta items, manuscripts and coins.