Jhansi Travel Guide

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Jhansi Things to Do

  • Orchha

    Orchha is a small village with big history. It's located about 18km away from Jhansi in northern Madhya Pradesh which itself is 400km (240 miles) south of Delhi. I came here on the train from Gwalior via Jhansi where I took a bus to Orchha and then I went on to Khajuraho.Small as Orchha is, (population of approx 8,500), the skyline is dominated by...

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  • Shahar Darwaza

    This is the main entrance into the fort. The fort has a total of ten gates (Darwaza's). These include Khande Rao, Datia, Unnao, Jhirna, Lakshmi Sagar, Orchha, Sainyar, Baragaon and Bhander gates.

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  • Rani Lakshmi Bai jumping point

    After the death of the king who had no son, the British virtually took over the administration. The independently minded queen was not content with the allowance given to her in compensation. When there rose an opportunity for revolt, she led the sepoys in the mutiny for independence in 1857, forcing the British to retreat. However, taking...

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  • Kal Kothri

    Freedom fighters deemed to be dangerous during the independence struggle of 1857 were kept imprisoned here by the British. It was actually built as a prison by the Marathas.

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  • Panch Mahal

    Rani Lakshmi Bai lived here with her husband the king, Raja Gangadhar Rao. After he died, she lived at the Rani Mahal situated near the fort. This building was originally a five storey building built by Raja Bir Singh Deo during his period (1611-1627) but now only three storey's exist.

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  • Samadhyan Tomb

    This is the tomb of Gulam Gaus Khan, the main gunner during the freedom struggle of 1857, Moti Bai, a woman gunner and Khudabuksh, a horse rider.

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  • Shiva Temple

    This temple was constructed during Naru Shankar's period which reflects the composition of local and Bundella Maratha style of architecture. Rani Lakshmi Bai worshipped here. The main Shivalinga is made of granite stone.

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  • Hanging Tower

    This was the place where criminals facing death sentences were hanged during King Gangadhar Rao's time.

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  • Rani's Amod Garden

    Rani Lakshmi Bai used to visit this garden with her friends to entertain herself. The British converted it into an armoury.

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  • Baradari

    Raja Raghunath Rao built this area for his brother who was very fond of drama and the arts. The central structure was profusely decorated with floral and geometrical designs in stucco. The roof of the Baradari was formed like a pond from where it used to sprinkle in all directions. The king entertained himself by the dance and music of Gajra Bai.

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  • Bhawani Shankar

    It is presumed that this canon has the strength of the god, Bhawani which is how it got its name. A sign says the barrel's mouth has the design of a crocodile's mouth while the lateral portion is designed like an elephants face. The canon measures 5m long by 60cm wide and barrel has a diameter of 52cm. An inscription on it says that the name of the...

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  • Ganesh Temple

    This temple is situated at the northern entrance of the fort. Rani Lakshmi Bai, (1828-58, the queen of the old state of Jhansi), used to worship here regularly. The ceiling was profusely decorated, remains of which are still visible.

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Jhansi Hotels

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  • Hotel Ajay International

    A/2/D Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Opposite GPO, Civil Lines, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, 211001, India

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Yatrik

    33 Sardar Patel Marg, Civil Lines, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, 211001, India

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Grand Continental Hotel

    13 Sardar Patel Marg, Civil Line, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, 211 001, India

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Jhansi Restaurants

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    by Willettsworld Written Jun 9, 2007

    This place was just down across the road from where I was staying in Station Road so it was very handy. I can't actually remember what I had to eat here or anything much about it, which is either a good thing or bad thing. Even though the sign says they do breakfast, they weren't open earlier enough so I went and had breakfast in a posh hotel next door, (Hotel Shrinath Palace), and had a mushroom omlette and a coffee all by myself which came to Rs55.

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Jhansi Nightlife

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    by Willettsworld Written Jun 9, 2007

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    I noticed this building near where I was staying on Station Rd with a sign saying "Saki Bar" so I went in to investigate as the word Bar sprang out at me. And indeed, it was a bar, complete with a bar counter with a row of scotch, gin and vodka bottles, tables and chairs and a quieter area to the right with a few more tables and chairs. This was the first bar I'd seen since being in India - 29 days. I ordered a large 650ml bottle of Kingfisher for just Rs60 from the menu that also listed about 20 different types of Scotches, as well as rum's, gins, beers and vodkas.

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Jhansi Transportation

  • Tempo's & buses to/from Orchha

    After arriving in Jhansi on the train, I took an auto rickshaw to the bus station where I got directed to a really old rickety looking bus that was heading to Orchha, a small village about 20km away. The bus was really full, as they tend to be, and I managed to find room on the back seat for my backpack whilst I stood on the steps by the back...

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  • Bus to Khajuraho

    There are some buses that leave from outside the train station to Khajuraho. The bus I took was pretty much the same as others I'd been on except that the seats were foam cushion seats and not the bone hard ones on previous trips. We left Jhansi on very bumpy roads with the seats beginning to move off their floor mountings and the windows shaking...

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  • Train station

    Jhansi lies on the main New Delhi-Bhopal railway line and so is very easy to get to from either Delhi or Agra. I came by train from Gwalior on the Shatabdi express (train No.2002) and took another train out of Jhansi to Lucknow after visiting Orchha and Khajuraho. A train was waiting at the platform but it was not mine. It was full of people...

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