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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
history tours
Indians- INR 5, foreigners- INR 200
September - May
1 out of 11 attractions in Jhansi

Jhansi Fort

This is the best fort you will find in the whole state of Uttar Pradesh and is also considerd to be one of the strongest in the whole country. This was commissioned in the 16th century by Raja Bir Singh Deo of the Bundela Dynasty but is popular mainly because of the bravery of Rani Lakshmibai who is better known as Jhansi ki Rani. During the time of the Sepy Mutiny in the year 185, Rani Lakshmibai showed extreme valour though she had to die in the hands of the British. After her death even the British had to accept that they had never seen such a brave queen earlier. The British made two huge and strong armies led by the two ablest generals and the wueen of Jhansi had to die when she could not fight single handedly. The fort then went to the King of Scindias but then was again exchanged for Gwalior. The fort is much in ruins now but the might is still clearly seen. As you enter the lower gate hearing the stories of the past, you will feel a shiver running along your spine after hearing the bloodbath that took place in the same place. The Bijli tank is still inside the fort and the museum is also a place to visit. This museum mainly houses exhibits related to the history of Bundelkhand and Jhansi.
Jhansi was the home to the famous female freedom warrior queen Laxmi Bai. We all read in our school history textbook about her courage, skills and valour. So, while in Jhansi, we decided to take a look of the Jhansi Fort for a while. Honestly the fort is nothing compared to Orchha or Gwalior fort. But it was a nice visit through the pages of the glorious history. You will need 2-3 hours at max to complete all things to see in Jhansi including the fort.