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Jhansi Travel Guide



About Jhansi (Jhansi City Information) 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. Best Season The best season to visit Jhansi is from October-March. Shopping: The main shopping area is Manik Chowk, Sadar Bazar and Sipra Bazar. Places to see Jhansi Fort 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 collections of sculpture and provides an insight into the history of Bundelkhand. Government Museum Weapons, statues, dresses and photographs that represents the Chandela dynasty and a picture gallery of the Gupta period are the highlights. There are also terracottas, bronzes, manuscripts, paintings and coins. Closed on Mondays and second Saturday of every month. Rani Mahal 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. Barua Sagar(24 km.) 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 (25 km.) A dam, built on the Betwa River. The area is rich in scenic beauty.
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