Jhansi is one of the oldest town of ancient India. Previously known as Balwant nagar, the name Jhansi now resemble the name of Rani of Jhansi. The city is named after Rani Lakshmi Bai or the queen of Jhansi. It is during the 19th century when Rani Lakshmi Bai ruled Jhansi. Here are the few places that can be visited in Jhansi tour.
Once the abode of Rani Lakshmi bai, Rani Mahal is nothing but a fascinating tourist spot for history buffs. the palace is a flat-roofed, two storeyed building with fountains on either side. The main attraction of the palace is the beautifully designed flora, fauna, geometric motif in the darbar hall. The arches are embellished with peacock and rosette patterns. The ground floor has a collection of sculptures dating from gupta to medievel period.
Jhansi fort is the fortress located on the hilltop Bangira. Holding a significant place in the pages of history, the fort was the garrison of chandela kings during 11th to 17th century. The fort is spreaded across a sprawling 15 acres of land and is unlike the south indian forts. Contrived in north Indian style with mammoth walls,mounted cannons, the fort is adorned with Ganesha and Shiva temple in the entrance. Other important tourist attractions of the fort include Baradari, Shahar Darwaza, Grave of Gulam Gaus Khan, Execution tower and Kal Kothari.
The government museum of Jhansi is one of the museum that offers some of the best archaeological gems to the visitors.
Weapons, statues, dresses and photographs that represent the Chandela dynasty and a picture gallery of the Gupta period are the highlights of the museum. An exclusive gallery on Rani Laxmi Bai is a unique attraction.
There are also terracottas, bronzes, manuscripts, paintings and coins in the museum.
Timing:- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Mondays and second Saturday of every month.
Chirgaon is located 30 km from the city of Khansi. The small village is famous for the ancient temples , sacred ponds and a massive fort. The village also grant a panoramic view of the mountains that can be captured as memories by shutterbugs.
Maharaja Gangadhar rao ki chatri:
Maharaja ganadhar Rao ki chatri was erected by none other than Rani Lakshmi bai, the queen of Jhansi for her beloved husband Maharaja Gangadhar rao.. The main structure is in the centre of lawn surrounded by massive walls. There is also a small pond attached to the structure. the serene, beautiful place is an interesting spo for nature lovers too.