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The grandeur of Rani Mahal in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, is very inviting. The architecture of Rani Mahal is the living proof of the great artistic work of the gone era. The palace has been the occupancy of the wife of Raja Madhukar Singh. The last occupant of the palace was Rani Laxmi Bai. Now, it is preserved under Uttar Pradesh Tourism Government. This is one of the major attractions of Uttar Pradesh.

Architecturally, it is a flat-roofed, two-storeyed building having a quadrangular courtyard with a small well and one fountain on opposite sides. The palace consists of six halls and parallel corridors with multi-foiled arches and a number of small rooms. The Darbar Hall, approached by a flight of steps, is beautifully decorated with paintings in bright colours exhibiting various floral, faunal and geometrical motifs.

The arches are embellished with peacock and rosette patterns. The major part of it was damaged by British bombardment during the siege of Jhansi in 1858. The ground floor of the palace houses stone sculptures collected from Madanpur, Barua Sagar, Dudhai and Chandpur dating from the Gupta to Medieval periods.

Also Read: A symbol of victory during war times, this place is also known as All India War Memorial

Top Attractions in Rani Mahal

Phool Bagh. Phool Bagh is the testimony of the Bundela rulers. The “Bagh” or “garden” is well-trimmed and beautifully structured. The spectacle keeps you away from the hustle-bustle.  

Raja Mahal. Another work of fine architecture that drives you towards the perfection and eternal artistic work. A great pleasure visiting Raja Mahal!

Chhatris. Chhatris or Cenotaph is another appealing factor alongside the river in Orchha, Jhansi. There is a total of fourteen cenotaphs near Kanchan Ghat.

Sundar Mahal. I tell you, Jhansi is the hub of artistic architecture! The Sundar Mahal or “Palace of Love” worth visiting.

Things to Do near Rani Mahal

Shopping. There are several shopping spots in the Jhansi that avail you with a number of classic attires. If you are planning to visit Jhansi, visit Manik Chowk once.

Restaurants. Get yourself well-familiarized with the foods of Jhansi during visiting the place. There are several food joints and restaurants that serve the native cuisines as well as international once.

Best Time to Visit Rani Mahal

There is no such specific time. Though, Jhansi looks more pleasant in winters. So, prefer visiting in the months of winter.

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How to Reach Rani Mahal?

The icon of royalty and antiqueness, Rani Mahal is an interesting place to visit. For traveling to Rani Mahal you will need to cover a total distance of about 1695.5 km from Bangalore, 465 km from Delhi, and 1063.7 km from Mumbai respectively. 

By Air. Deboard at the Gwalior Airport as that is the closest aerodrome to reach Rani Mahal. Afterwards, you can take a cab or some other means of public transport to reach the Rani Mahal. 

  • From Indore - Board Air India, Air Alliance flights from Indore Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport. The flight may cost you around INR 2300

By Train. Book a train to the Jhansi Railway Station as that is the nearest railway station to the Rani Mahal. Once you reach there, you can continue your journey via taxi, cab, or some other means of local transportation like an auto-rickshaw.

  • From Patna - Board PRATHAM S SNGRAM EXPRESS train from Patna Railway Junction and deboard at Jhansi railway station.
  • From Dehradun - Board UJJAIYANI EXP train from Dehradun Railway Station and deboard at PMJHS JHANSI Junction.

By Road. Among the various existing modes of travel, one can either choose private or public buses to reach the Rani Mahal. However, keeping your budget in mind, you can also consider traveling via private cabs and if the budget suits you, also consider self-driving here. 

  • From Patna - 763.1 km via NH19
  • From Lucknow - 313.9 km via NH27
  • From Bareilly - 443.1 km via NH27

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