Jhansi Hindi is a historic city of northern India, located in the region of Bundelkhand on the banks of the Pahuj or Pushpavati River, in the extreme south of the state of Uttar Pradesh. 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.
The 17th century fort was made by Raja Bir Singh on top of a hill as an army stronghold. The Karak Bijli tank is within the fort. There is also a museum which has a collection of sculpture and provides an insight into the history of Bundelkhand.
Government Museum, Jhansi
Weapons, statues, dresses and photographs that represents the Chandela dynasty and a picture gallery of the Gupta period are the highlights. There are also terracotta’s, bronzes, manuscripts, paintings and coins. Closed on Mondays and second Saturday of every month.
The palace of Rani Laxmi Bai has now been converted into a museum. It houses a collection of archaeological remains of the period between 9th and 12th centuries AD.
Other Places of Interest
Laxmi Tal, Gangadhar Rao-Ki-Chhatri, Shri Kali Temple, Laxmi Bai Park, Laxmi Temple, Narayan Bagh, Jari Ka Math, Barua Sagar & Fort, Garhmau Lake, Karguan Jain Temple, Shrine of St. Jude Church.
Nearest airport is Gwalior Airport – 98 km, Khajuraho-178 km.
Jhansi is well connected by an excellent railway network.
Jhansi, on National Highway No. 25 and 26, is linked by a good network of roads.