About The Fort
Both Bundela and Maratha architectural components were used in the construction of this castle. It features walls made of granite that are about 20 feet thick. There is a wall separating the stronghold from the city on its southern end.
One of the reasons it is so well-liked is the fort’s quiet beauty combined with the peaceful environment. Additionally, a festival called Jhansi Mahotsav is held annually in the months of January and February and features performances by a variety of regional artists showcasing their culture and history to tourists through plays and music.
The 15-acre fort also has a memorial with a picture of Rani Laxmi Bai riding a horse. The fort was built in the north Indian architectural style and is situated on mountainous terrain. Additionally, you’ll notice western-inspired themes and aspects of Southern architecture.
The fort’s significant historical role in India’s war for independence is one of its most significant characteristics. Jhansi Fort, which is surrounded by verdant gardens and charming scenery, is well-known throughout the nation for its historical significance.
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My Experience About Jhansi Fort
My day started with a beautiful morning on the train from Delhi to Jhansi with a few friends and my family. There were a lot of people which made the trip more fun and exciting. After reaching the airport we all booked a hotel nearby so that everything is accessible and we can get cabs or autos easily. We all reached at night and planned to visit the fort the next day with all the other incredible places.
We had a great day touring the fort in Jhansi. It is conveniently reachable by car, and the entire fort can be toured on foot. For Rs. 300, we were able to engage a guide who helped us by outlining the fort’s most crucial features and their historical importance in India. In 1857, the Jhansi fort was at the epicentre of India’s first fight of independence. It’s a fantastic experience to stroll the same ramparts that have seen many terrible conflicts. And walking the paths formerly walked by its mythical queen (Rani Lakshmibai) was the icing on the cake. Overall, it may be visited thoroughly in 2-3 hours. The view of the city from the Ramparts is likewise spectacular.
My overall experience at Jhansi Fort was incredible and I really enjoyed it. I would recommend everyone to go and visit these places, but most importantly one who is so new to this place should hire a travel guide to make your trip more fun.
I stayed in a Hotel that is around 2.5 kilometres away from Jhansi. one-day price for that hotel was 1050 rupees. there are lots of websites where you can check the hotels accordingly.
- Location- Jhokan Bagh, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh 284002
- Timings- Monday to Sunday- 7:00 AM- 6:00 PM
- Entry fees- for Indian people: 25 Rs per person and for Foreigners: 300 per person.
How To Reach Jhansi Fort?
Jhansi Fort is a distance of three kilometres from the Railway Station. All major Indian cities are very well connected to it by regular trains. From the Jhansi Railway station, you can simply book a cab or ride a three-wheeled auto-rickshaw to the Jhansi Fort.
The closest airport to Jhansi is Gwalior, where you can land if you’re travelling by air. It is 103 kilometres away from Jhansi. From Gwalior, take a bus to the Jhansi Museum. As the fort is only 0.3 kilometres away from the museum.
The nearest international airport to Jhansi is Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is around 460 kilometres away from Jhansi.
Jhansi is well connected by road to many of India’s major cities ( Gwalior, Agra, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow) so you can take a bus ride or rented vehicle according to your budget and ease.
Here I am mentioning the distance of Jhansi from several cities.
Distance between Gwalior to Jhansi Fort is approx 100 K.M
Distance between Agra to Jhansi Fort is Approx 233 K.M via NH 44
Distance between Jaipur to Jhansi Fort is Approx 446 K.M via NH44 & NH 21
The distance between Khajuraho to Jhansi Fort is Approx 174 K.M
Distance between Bhopal to Jhansi Fort is Approx 333 K.M
The distance between Indore to Jhansi Fort is Approx 478 K.M
The distance between Mathura to Jhansi Fort is Approx 287 K.M
The distance between Delhi to Jhansi Fort is Approx 475 K.M
Places To Visit In Jhansi
- Government Museum, Jhansi
The Government Museum, which is a vital stop for anybody interested in learning more about Jhansi’s rich past, is just 0.3 kilometres from the fort. There are numerous lovely memorials and galleries that tell Rani Laxmi Bai’s valiant story.
- Jahangir Mahal
The renowned Jahangir Mahal is situated near Orchha, Bhadbhada road in Jhansi, approximately 22 km from Jhansi Fort. The Jahangir Mahal’s entry is incredibly ornate and traditional, and the Mahal’s history is quite remarkable. This is a place that history fans and lovers of architecture must see.
- Ganesh Mandir
Less than a kilometre separates this shrine from the Jhansi fort. The temple is renowned for its odd design and breathtaking splendour. Do come here to experience the spiritual ambience and receive Lord Ganesha’s blessings.
- Betwa River
A lovely and tranquil river stream flows through Orchha, 14.1 kilometres from Jhansi Fort, and will ease your mind and soul. Enjoy a picnic in the tranquil setting, sit by the river, and take in the sounds of nature all around.
- Rai Praveen Mahal
The Rai Parveen Mahal, which is located 18.2 kilometres from the fort in Jhansi, has a fascinating past and stunning interiors. This palace is thought to have been constructed by Raja Indrajeet Singh for his well-known prostitute Parveen.
- Rani Mahal
Only 0.5 kilometres separate Rani Mahal from the Jhansi fort. On the first and second floors, there is a museum and a palace, respectively. The museum’s galleries are home to a number of memorials built in Jhansi ki Rani’s honour.
- St. Jude’s Shrine
A Roman Catholic shrine named St. Jude’s is located 1.7 kilometres from the Jhansi Fort. St. Jude Thaddaeus is honoured at this shrine. It belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jhansi.
Popular Cuisines Of Jhansi
Everyone enjoys food, particularly while travelling to a new nation or state. There are particular foods and tastes to each place. Let’s have a look at the food available in Jhansi and the local specialities.
In Jhansi, you may find the renowned Bundelkhandi food practically everywhere. This cuisine is full of sprouts, dals, and eggplants and uses little oil in its delectable dishes. In Jhansi, these plants and crops are the most prevalent. In Jhansi, there are a lot of restaurants that provide both Indian and continental food. The most well-known Bundelkhandi dishes are bhutte ki kees, a fried and grated corn dish, and khopra pak, a coconut dessert etc.
In Jhansi, Ras ki Kheer is the most well-known dessert. Rice, sugarcane juice, and milk are the main ingredients. It tastes fantastic and has a really creamy texture. Jhansi offers a wide variety of additional Indian, Western, and Asian dishes.
You can satisfy your appetite after a long day of viewing the Jhansi Fort by visiting one of the nearby eateries.
The winter season, during November and March, is the greatest time to visit Jhansi fort because the weather is beautiful and tranquil. However, Jhansi Fort can also be visited during the rainy season.
King Bir Singh Judeo of Orchha built Jhansi Fort on top of a hill in the 17th century as an army fortress. This fort was an integral part of the 1857 revolt and witnessed the bloody struggle led by Rani Laxmi Bai. Within the fort, there are temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha.
Train travel from Delhi to Jhansi is the most cost-effective option, costing between 700 and 1000 rupees.
There are some trains that go from Delhi to Jhansi run from New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station to VIRANGANA LAKSHMI BAI station like Taj Express, Goa Express and more. The trip takes about 7 to 8 hours to Reach.
In Jhansi, there are over 60 hotels.
Gwalior and Jhansi are 470 kilometres apart.
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