The gateway to Bundelkhand, Jhansi is a city that is link with the legend of it fiery queen, Rani Laxmibai, who led her troops into battle in the 1857 war against British, striking a blow for Indian independence and laying her life down for her cause. Jhansi is ideally located for various rewarding excursions in the area. Within easy reach are fascinating destinations like Orchha, Shivpuri, Deogarh and Khjuraho. Now adding another dimension to this splendid destination is the Jhansi festival, an annual event scheduled in February/March every year of the art, crafts and culture of the region.
Air: Nearest airports are Gwalior 103 km and Khajuraho 175 km.
Rail: A junction along the Mumbai – Delhi route on Central Railway, Jhansi is well linked by rail.
Road: Jhansi is situated on National Highway No. 25 & 26 and is well connected with the entire country.
Jhansi Fort: Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo built The Jhansi Fort located upon a rocky hill originally in 1613. Today, it houses a collection of sculpture and provides an excellent insight into the eventful history of Bundelkhand.
Rani Mahal: This was the palace of Rani Laxmibai. The Archaeological Survey of India has housed a fine collection of sculptures belonging to the period between 9th and 12th centuries AD here.
State Museum: The Museum has collections of terracotta, bronzes, sculpture, arms, manuscripts, paintings and coins of gold, silver and copper. Closed on Mondays and second Sunday of every month.
Todi-Fatehpur: The fort covering an area of 5 acres, is built on a hillock and is surrounded by three massive stone walls, It is divided into 4 main parts the oldest and the uppermost being Gusian Mahal, the next being ‘Ranwas’, the third, Ragarh Palace, which is a splendid four storied building embellished with paintings on the walls and ceilings.
Parichha: Parichha Dam, built on the River Betwa, is about 25 km from Jhansi on the Jhansi-Kanpur National Highway No. 25. Its reservoir – a placid stretch of water that runs to Notghat Bridge, 34 km away, is ideal for water sports. The whole area is rich in scenic beauty, surrounded as it is with farmland and unbroken stretches of woods. Water sports are a popular feature during the weeklong celebration of the Jhansi Festival held in February-March every year. Parichha with its large water body and idyllic surroundings holds the promise of an unforgettable holiday, not only for adventure seekers and anglers but also for picnickers.
Samthar: Samthar lies at a distance of 66 km from Jhansi and 13 km from Moth. Formerly called Samshergarh it is now known as Samthar, It was an independent principality under the great Gujar warriors of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Map Of Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh :