Jhansi is a historical city situated on the banks of Pushpavati River of Uttar Pradesh, India. This place is located in Bundelkhand Region. Khajuraho, Orchha, Panna, Jhansi come under this region. Jhansi Mahotsav is most famous in this place. Vegetable and Flower exhibition conducts every year by Government is also most popular. This exhibition conducts for 3 days. City was first ruled by Chandela dynasty. This place became more popular with Rani Lakshmi Bai. She played a major role in freedom movement against Britishers.
What to see in Jhansi:
Jhansi Fort: It is the major attraction of the city. This was the residence place of Rani Lakshmi Bai. Fort consists of Execution tower, Panch Mahal, Tomb of Gulam Gaus Khan, Shahar Darwaza, and Shiva Temple. This was built in 1613 by Raja Bir Singh Deo.
Rani Mahal: Once it was the Palace of Lakshmi Bai. Now this was converted into Museum. Architecture of this building is so attractive. Visitors of this Mahal have to see Darbar Hall. Major attractions of the museum are Sculptures and Paintings belongs to 9th century.
Ganesh Mandir: It is located just outside Jhansi Fort. In this place Lakshmi Bai got married with Maharaja Gangadhar Rao.
Government Museum: It is established in 1878. Major attraction of this place are sculptures, bronze statues, terracotta, manuscripts, coins, paintings, weapons, artefacts, arts etc belongs to Chandela dynasty.
Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Ki Chathri: This was built by Rani Lakshmi Bai in the memory of her husband. Sculptured 12 pillar is most attractive.
Maha Lakshmi Temple: This temple belongs to the period of Lakshmi bai. It is located just outside the Lakshmi Darwaza. It is elephant temple. Goddess Mahalakshmi is worshipped here.
St.Judes Shrine: It is most famous among Catholic Christians. Bone of St.Jude buried here. On 28th October thousands of devotees comes this place to celebrate St.Jude feast.
What to see around Jhansi:
Orchha: It is located 15kms away from Jhansi. This place is famous for Chhatris, palaces and magnificent temples. It was acted as capital to Bundela Rajput Kings.
Barua Sagar: Major attraction of this place is Jarai-ka-math fort and several ancient temples. This was the battle ground of Bundelas and Marathas in 1744 AD. It is located 24kms away from Jhansi.
Chigaon: It is located 30kms away from Jhansi. This place is famous for Maithili Sharan Gupt, National Poet. In the centre of the town, visitors can see 3 darwajas and a fort. Another attraction of this place is Shiva Sai temple.
Parichha: It is located 25kms away from Jhansi. It is a dam. Water Sports conducts here. Boating is the major activity conducts here.
Getting to Jhansi: Jhansi is well connected with road and railways. From several cities such as Lucknow, Kanpur, Delhi, Khajuraho, Agra etc buses reach to this place. Jhansi is major railway head in Delhi and Chennai route. From Hyderabad, Bhopal, Jammu, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Agra, Mangalore etc trains come to this place. Nearest airport is located at Gwalior. It is located 103kms away from Jhansi. Gwalior is well connected with Jabalpur, Delhi and Mumbai. Nearest international airport is located at Delhi which is located 321kms away from Jhansi. Delhi is well connected with all the major cities.
Getting around Jhansi: Tempos are used to travel in Jhansi. Autos and buses are used to visit the surrounding places of Jhansi.
Best time to visit Jhansi: Best time to visit this place is between November to March.
Where to stay in Jhasi: Limited accommodations in Jhansi. Only budget and midrange hotels are available to stay in this place. Best hotels in Jhansi are Sita Hotel, Ambrosia Hotel, Jhansi Hotel, Shrinath Palace hotel.
Where to eat in Jhansi: Eating options are limited in Jhansi. Best option to have food is in-house restaurants of the hotels.