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Jhansi, situated 101km south of Gwalior, is actually just across the border in Uttar Pradesh, but for convenience we've included it here. Although Jhansi has played a colourful role in Indian history, most visitors to the town today go there simply because it's a convenient transit point for Khajuraho.

Jhansi, the gateway to Bundelkhand, was a stronghold of the Chandela kings but lost its importance after the eclipse of the dynasty in the 11th century. Jhansi has played a colourful role in Indian history. Rani Lakshmi Bai, better known as the Rani, or queen, of Jhansi was one of the great nationalist heroines of pre-independence India. It offers a fine opportunity to enjoy the arts, crafts and culture of the region.

Places to See in Jhansi :

Jhansi Fort : Once used by the Indian army, the fort was built in 1613 by Maharaja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha. The British ceded the fort to the maharaja of Scindia in 1858, but later exchanged it for Gwalior in 1866. There's nothing much to see, apart from the excellent views from the ramparts. Watch out for the band of aggressive monkeys by the temples here. Just below the walls as you approach the fort is a bizarre blood-and-guts diorama of the battle in which the Rani of Jhansi died.

Government Museum : On the road leading up to the fort is the large but the largely empty government museum. Its four galleries house an interesting collection of prehistoric tools; terracotta's dating from the 4th century BC; and sculptures, costumes, and weapons from the Chandela dynasty.

Rani Mahal : The former palace of Rani Lakshmibai, consisting of arched chambers around an open courtyard, was built in the 18th century. In a famous incident at the palace, British troops stormed the building through a rear stable and massacred 50 of the rani's bodyguards. The palace is now a museum containing hundreds of 9th to 12th century sculptures. The durbar hall on the 2nd floor features an original painted wood-paneled ceiling.

Barua Sagar : This is where the Marathas fought the Bundelas in 1744. The place is named after the Barua Sagar Tal, a large lake created about 260 years ago when Raja Udit Singh of Orchha built the embankment. This fort, picturesquely located at a height, commands an excellent view of the lake and surrounding landscape. The town is situated on the road to Khajuraho.

Parichha : A dam, built on the Betwa River. The area is rich in scenic beauty.


How to Reach Jhansi :

Air : Nearest airport is Gwalior Airport, 98 km from Jhansi.

Road : Jhansi, on National Highway No. 25 and 26, is linked by a good network of roads.

Rail : Jhansi is well connected by an excellent railway network. Shatabdi Express is one of the fastest luxury trains in India, provides the easiest access to the Jhansi from important stations between Delhi and Bhopal. There are also direct trains from Jhansi to Bangalore, Lucknow, Chennai, Pune and Varnasi.



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