Also, Jhansi is a great place in all seasons with Beautiful architecture & landscape, historical places & temples, zero Pollution Area, great vegetarian cuisine, 3star Amenities & Comforts. ake the name of Jhansi, and the images that conjure up before the eyes are the Indian Joan of Arc- the ferocious Lakshmi Bai, the Rani of Jhansi, and the revolt of 1857, famously known as the Sepoy Mutiny. Jhansi is a prominent city in Bundhelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. The city is a storehouse of the finest elements of Indian history and culture. Jhansi till date stands as a symbol of female bravery and the seat of the empowerment of women. The Bundelkhand region was earlier dominated by bandits and goons because of its harsh topography and semi-arid climate. Gradually this backward region developed into an important tourist destination because of the historical place called Jhansi. Location: In the Central Southwest Uttar Pradesh, India Best time to visit: October to March Nearest Airport: Gwalior Airport Nearest Railhead: Jhansi Junction Must Visits: Jhansi Fort and Government Museum etc. Language spoken: Hindi, Urdu and English Jhansi is the dream destination of any lover of history. The place still echoes with the bloodbath of 1857. It is eager to narrate with pride the tale of might and fearlessness of a remarkable woman who is the epitome of female bravery in India. There are plenty of landmarks in and around the city. The Rani Mahal, Jhansi Fort and several other pieces of history bring back the memories of bloody massacre of India’s first struggle for Independence. It is not just a place, it is an exemplary place. The city is a valuable treasure of history. The air, water, pebbles, walls, birds narrate with pride the valor of the Heroine of 1857 revolt and her defiance against the British till her last breath. Jhansi is an important historical tourist destination in Uttar Pradesh. The historic city is a wonderful gateway to peep into the life and glorious history of the Bundelkhand region. Visiting the place is a matter of pride for any history buff as it is associated with Jhansi ki Rani, Lakshmi Bai and the Great Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Jhansi epitomizes the courage of an Indian woman who was decades ahead of her time. Jhansi Fort Jhansi Fort is a piece of history and certainly not-to-be-missed tourist destination. It was Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha who commissioned this fort in the early 17th century. The fort played an important role during Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. It is located in the outskirts of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. Jhansi Museum Located in the Jhansi Fort itself, The Jhansi museum is a charming mirror where tourists can get a glimpse of the rich history and heritage of Jhansi and the Bundelkhand region. The museum displays with pride the lifestyle of Chandela dynasty. Weapons, statues, dresses and photographs belonging to the Chandela dynasty are vivid

Peminder of the glorious its glorious past. Rani Mahal of Jhansi was the palace of Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi. It has now been converted into a museum. The palace turned museum is the storehouse of the memory of Rani Lakshmi Bai and the archeological remains of 9th to 12th century that has been excavated and unearthed recently. History remembers Maharaja Chattrasal Bundela of Panna as a good administrator. In 1729 Mohammed Khan Bangash attacked Chattrasal. Peshwa Baji Rao (I) came in rescue of Maharaja Chattrasal and the mughal army got defeated in the battle. As a mark of gratitude Maharaja Chattrasal offered a part of his state to Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao (I). Jhansi was also included in this part. Naroshanker was made the subedar of Jhansi in 1742.His tenure lasted for 15 years and known for some constructive work. He extended the Jhansi fort, which was of strategic importance but also built some other buildings. Shankergarh is the extended part of the fort. In 1757 Naroshanker was called back by the Peshwa. Madhav Govind Kakirde and Babulal Kanahai were the two other who were made the subedars of Jhansi. In 1766 Vishwas Rao Laxman was became the subedar of Jhansi. His tenure was from 1766 to 1769. After him Raghunath Rao (II) Newalkar was appointed the subedar of Jhansi. His tenure is known for the increase of the revenue of the state. He built the Maha Lakshmi Temple and the Raghunath Temple. Jhansi remained under the care and protection of the Chandela kings. Balwant Nagar was the name of this place. Jhansi lost its power in 11th century. It rose to fame in 17th century under Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha. In 1613 Raja Bir Singh Deo built the Jhansi fort. After his death in 1627, his son Juhar Singh succeeded him. After the death of Shiv Rao his grandson Ramchandra Rao was appointed the subedar of Jhansi. After his death in 1835, Raghunath Rao (III) was made his successor. In 1838 Raghunath Rao (III) also died. The British rulers then accepted Gangadhar Rao as the Raja of Jhansi. Jhansi went through a period of financial crisis due to the inefficient administration of Raghunath Rao (III). Raja Gangadhar Rao was a very good administrator. He was very generous and full of sympathy. He gave very good administration to Jhansi. During his period the local population of Jhansi was very satisfied. The history of Jhansi is incomplete without mentioning Rani Lakshmi Bai, the daughter of Raja Gangadhar Rao and Mannikarnika. The ferocious Rani Lakshmi Bai sacrificed her life in the Sepoy Mutiny in 1958. In 1861 the British Government handed over the Jhansi fort and Jhansi city to JiyajiRao Sc India. Jhansi then included in the Gwalior state. In 1886 Britishers took back Jhansi from Gwalior state.

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