Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

Jhansi: The Gateway to Bundelkhand

Jhansi is an ancient city with a rich history and cultural diversity. Situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh, the city lies proudly in the Bundelkhand region along the banks of the River Pahuj. This city was selected as the third cleanest city in Uttar Pradesh and is selected for the smart city initiative by the Government of India.

This city has a rich history as it once served as a stronghold of the famous Chandela Rajput dynasty, and it once again rose to fame when the Jhansi fort was constructed in the early 17th century. Later, this city was the capital of the Maratha province and subsequently became the Princely State under British rule.


What is famous in Jhansi?

1. Rani Mahal

Rani Mahal - Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
Rani Mahal – Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

This Mahal served as the residence and royal palace of the famous Rani Lakshmi Bhai. Rani Mahal’s literal translation is the palace of the queen. Currently, it has been renovated into a museum preserving the history and famous artefacts even dating back to the 9th century.

Entry Time: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Entry Fee: Rs. 25/-

2. Jhansi Fort

Fort - Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
Fort – Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

ThisFort is situated at the top of Bagira Hill and is a 17th-century architectural monument. It was destroyed in the first war of Independence when the province stood against the British East India Company. The fort also houses the war memorial and the Rani Lakshmibhai park built to remember her significant role in the freedom of struggle and the first war of Independence.

3. Panchatantra Park

Panchatantra Park - Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
Panchatantra Park – Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

This is a theme park and is designed for children. The park is animal-themed and is based on the famous book ‘Panchatantra’ by Vishnu Sharma. The park also houses a jogging track for adults. The Panchatantra Park is situated at the heart of the city, about 1 km from the city centre.

Entry Time: 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Entry Fee: Rs. 20/-

4. Orchha Fort Complex

Orchha Fort Complex - Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh
Orchha Fort Complex – Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

This complex has situated about 16 km from the city. Originally built in 1501 AD, the Bundela Dynasty constructed the Fort Complex. It has several monuments like the Sheesh Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal, Raja Mahal, Phool Bagh, etc. The Rajput architecture is a work of beauty and well maintained to date.

Entry Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Entry Fee: Rs. 10/- (Indian Citizens) || Rs. 259 (Foreign citizens)


Jhansi is well-connected to all major cities in and out of Uttar Pradesh. It is close to the Srinage-Kanyakumari corridor, and the east-west corridor and hence is a strategic location and easy to get to.

Nearest Airport:

Domestic Airport: Gwalior Airport (100 km)

International Airport: Delhi Airport (462 km)

Nearest Railway Station:

Jhansi Junction Railway Station

What is the best time to reach Jhansi?


The best season to visit Jhansi is in the winter season. November to March is the ideal time of the year to visit here as the climate is pleasant and promises maximum sightseeing time.

Temperature: 4 degrees Celsius – 21 degrees Celsius

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