Jhansi fort is surely known for Rani Laxmi Bai and hence it is an epitome of bravery and courage which is shown by the Rani in ancient times during the fights. The place reflects Jhansi, Bundelkhand culture which is worth seeing. There are many forts, air theatre, and museums which will further add to your thrilling experience.
There are 10 gates giving access to the fort. Some of these are Khanderao Gate, Datia Darwaza, Unnao Gate, badaGao gate, Laxmi Gate, Sagar Gate, Orchha Gate, Sainyar Gate and Chand Gate. Notable sights in the fort are the Shiva temple, Ganesh temple at the entrance, and the Kadak Bijli cannon used in the uprising of 1857. The fort extends to a sprawling 15 acres (61,000 m2) and this colossal structure measures about 312 m in length and 225 m in width. On the whole, there are twenty-two supports with a mammoth strengthening wall surrounded by a moat on both sides.
The construction of the Jhansi fort is ascribed to the Bundela Rajput chief and the ruler of the kingdom of Orchha Veer Singh ju Deo Bundela in 1613. It was one of the strongholds of the Bundelas. In 1728, Mohammed Khan Bangash attacked Maharaja Chattrasal. Peshwa Bajirao helped Maharaja Chattrasal defeat the Mughal army. As a mark of gratitude, Maharaja Chattrasal offered a part of his state, which included Jhansi, to Peshwa Bajirao. In 1742 Naroshanker was made the subedar of Jhansi. During his tenure of 15 years he not only extended the strategically important Jhansi fort (the extension is called Shankergarh), but also constructed other buildings.
The fort is built upon a hill where one can view the whole city. It is the best point to click pictures.
There are ten gates and many of them have vanished. Datia Darwaza, Jharna Gate, Orchha Gate, etc. are some of the gates built up at the Jhansi fort.
Best site to view at the fort is queen’s cannons, named as Karak Bijli and Bhawani Shankar. A grand Mahotsav takes place in the month of January and February every year.
The Karak Bijli tank is located within the fort and this is also one of the famous tourist attractions in Jhansi. The Jhansi Museum is located inside the fort as well.
You can buy Jewellery In Sarafa Bazaar. There are a lot of varieties and that will remind you of the bygone era.
Shopping In Ram Nath Market is one of the best things you can do when in the vicinity of Jhansi Fort. You can buy here garments. handicrafts, and much more.
Visit Khajuraho Temple as this place invokes both spirituality and history-love inside you. the architecture of the temple is truly marvellous.
This museum is a must-visit as it houses exhibits related to the history of Bundelkhand and Jhansi.
The winter season is the best time to visit Jhansi fort. During this time, the weather remains cool and enjoyable. It is the perfect time to visit Jhansi and nearby places.
The Jhansi fort is located in the middle of the Jhansi city. It is 3 km from the Jhansi Railway station. The nearest airport is Gwalior, which is 103 km from Jhansi. You can also reach the fort by getting down at the Jhansi Museum Bus Stop.