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State: Uttar Pradesh
District: Jhansi
Famous for/as: Historical
Languages: Hindi, Marathi, Urdu
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 30-43°C, Winter 5-25°C
Altitude: 285 m
Pincode: 28400x
STD code: 0510
A city whose name is synonymous with a great woman ruler of medieval India, Jhansi in the state of Uttar Pradesh boast of a rich history. Formerly known as Shankargarh, Jhansi got its name from the term jhain-si which means blurred shadow. A mere rendering of the term Jhansi is enough to evoke the patriotic spirit of every Indian. It was the might and valor of Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi paved way for the first war of Indian Independence.

A land that gave birth to so many illustrious rulers had acquired significance under the rule of Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha. After him the city had been governed by so many rulers and finally it came under the rule of Raja Gangadhar Rao whose efficient administration marked by an all round development. True history of Jhansi began when Raja Gangadhar Rao married Lakshmi Bai. After the sudden demise of her husband, Lakshmi Bahi fought courageously with all her enemies’ especially against the British.

Situated in the midst of Betwa and Pahunj rivers, Jhansi serves as a glorified gateway to Bundelkhand. Apart from the scenic surroundings and lovely locations of a typical tourist place, Jhansi allures the picnicker with its wide range of ancient monuments and colossal bastions, which bears a true testimonial to the artistic caliber and skill of the Chandela kings of Bundelkhand.

While preserving the magnificent reminders of the past with great care, Jhansi has made a successful move in to thriving city with lots of industrial and manufacturing units. Today’s Jhansi presents a bustling appeal, as it happens to be the passage of the East-West Corridor, and the North-South Corridor connecting Kashmir and Kanyakumari.

With its historical edifices and architectural marvels, Jhansi provides a unique and exciting holidaying to the visitors and it is a recommended place for those who wants to get a deep insight about the true history of a great city which can be explore on cheap tour packages of Jhansi.
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Jhansi – The City of Valour

  by Akshay Balraj  on Apr 21, 2010
Want to see a blend of the cultural and the modern face of India? Visit Jhansi to feel the reminiscence of the great Indian and British architecture


Not much of Jhansi’s history before the 9th century is known. The city was first ruled by the kings of Rajput Chandela dynasty belonging to Khajuraho. Their rule was followed by the Khangars who are known to have built the fort of Karar, located in the town’s vicinity.

In the 14th century, the Bundelas gained the control of the reign and it was then that the name Bundelkhand was allotted to the area. The popular Fortress of Jhasni was built by the Orchha rulers in the year 1610. Legends have it that the name of the city was christened as Jhansi, when King Orchha saw a shadow on a mound and uttered the word – Jhain si (meaning a shadow).

The city was frequented by Mughals, Chhatrasal and the Marathas. The history of Jhansi reiterates the valour and audacity of Rani Laxmibai. She was the widow of a childless king, who was not allowed to adopt an heir (a popular custom in those time) by the British.

In the year 1817 the Peshwas of Pune handed over the reigns of Jhansi to the East India Company. However, the lack of an heir gave the British a right over the throne to which Lakshmi Bai protested. As a result, she was suppressed. She did not lose hope and planned on avenging the British.

She actively participated in the revolt of 1857 and died as a martyr on June 17th 1958. Her contribution in India’s independence is considered very important. The rule of Jhansi came under the British Empire in the year 1886 and it was then, that the British gained complete control over it.

It was added to the United Province which was rechristened as Uttar Pradesh in 1947, after India’s independence.

Travel within city

Jhansi is located in the State of Uttar Pradesh and has many ancient temples, palaces and buildings. There are many ways to get around the city and some of the options available to the travelers are local, auto rickshaws, tempo travelers and taxis. Some private car companies also provide cars for hire and these are an easy way to get around the city.


Tempos are a common site around the city and the cheapest way to travel. However they are often crowded and they may not be a good way to travel in groups. Tickets prices will vary depending on the destination. However they do not exceed above Rs 50 for any place within the city.

Auto Rickshaw

Auto rickshaws are the most common mode of transportation inside the city. They are relatively cheap and easy to find. They are auto rickshaw stands in almost every street corner. However they do not run on meters and travelers have to bargain. Negotiating before boarding the auto is the best option. They charge special night fare also.


There are many local cab agencies in Jhansi which are a good option. Many of them offer sedans and SUV’s for local travel and they are a good way to get around. Some of them are,

Central India tours, Phone No-094253342568
Central India Car Rental Services, Phone No-9993014936


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Comments (19) Reviews (6)
so gud
Posted by sachin 9 months ago
Really nice place to see.
am very impressive to watch rani lakshmi bai serial. So that i planned to go jhansi on next month for that i booked my Bus Ticket through ticketgoose.com

Thank you....
Posted by nithi 1 year, 3 months ago
Hi, Frnds Im Waseem From Jhansi N Im Very Proud K M Jhansi M Rehta Hoo Or Kirloskar M Service Co-Ordinator Ki Post Par Work Kar Rha Hoo I Love My Jhansi City Thanks,

With Regards...
Waseem Khan
Posted by waseem khan 1 year, 6 months ago
Posted by SWATHY 1 year, 10 months ago
im wasim from bhilai (c.g.)

im frst time visit in jhansi city ,
i like jhansi
nice city...........unka balidan hmen hmesha yad rkhana chahiye aur hmesha us ladies ka adab krna hain........
Posted by wasim khan 2 year, 4 months ago
i salute rani lakshmibai for her great devotion and dedication towards our motherland. she was the incarnation of godess durga. har har mahadev!!
Posted by deshbhakt hindustani 2 year, 4 months ago
hai ,
jhansi ki kahani badi nirani hain ,, yaha ki maharani ne jo kar dikhaya wo world main kisi bhi mahila ne nahi kar sakti ............ jhansi ko apna balidan de gai ...yesi maharani ke charno main naman ...real main wo koi devi hi thi ..........
we proud our jhansi ............india ...... uttar pradesh.......jhansi
Posted by Dharmendra Arya mauranipur 2 year, 9 months ago
Dosto , jhansi ki rani ek esi mahila ya kaho ki devi thi jinhone poore world main apna loha manva liya........
jhansi bahut acha area hain yaha ke log bhi bahut ache hain ........
aap jab bhi aaye to fort jaroor dekh kar jaye .......
Posted by Dharmendra Arya mauranipur 2 year, 9 months ago
jhaansi is the main branch of india.
Posted by akashverma 3 year, 22 days ago
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