Best time to visit8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open hours6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Things to dohistory tours
BudgetIndians- INR 5, foreigners- INR 200
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Rank1 out of 11 attractions in Jhansi
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.
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Reviews of Jhansi Fort • 5
The Fort is maintained and every stone of the fort explain the greatness of the fort.As we all know the story of Rani Laxmi Bai here you can feel that because this place show where she lives how she lives and from where she jumped on the horse with her adopted son. There is also 1st Machine Gun in India. and yes Please Don't miss the light and music show.
As we see this fort in one and a half hour and light and music show is in the evening so we have time to cover some more places so we go to see the Parichha Dam You can feel cool breeze because of water and also there are so many things for munchies
We then went to the most famous and imposing place in the city- Jhansi fort. This is definitely something you would not want to miss. It looks over the city majestically, and was the site from where Rani Laxmi Bai jumped with her horse and escaped the fort to fight the British. It takes about 1.5-2 hours to go around the entire fort and visit all the "spots". They also have a light and sound show in the evening, both in English and Hindi. For exact timings, please check at the fort directly.
Rani Laxmibai's terrain.
Jhansi fort is 3Km from the Jhansi train station, & it took us complete 1hour to explore it. While returning back to Delhi from Orchha we had good 2 hours time for the train. We kept our luggage in the cloak room , & we wasted some good 30 minutes to arrange for locks for each & every luggage which we had to keep there. We paid 20INR per person in autorickshaw (tuk-tuk in local language) to reach the fort from station. Its very big & one can see the entire Jhansi city from the top of the fort. One can see the place where Rani Laxmi Bai used to train the Durga-wahini (all female soldiers). One can also see the top portion of the fort from where Rani Laxmi Bai jumped on the horse back tying her son behind her. One can really feel the poem which we read in our school days 'Khub Ladi Mardani Wo To Jhansi Wali Rani Thi'. Most of the fort were rebuilt & renovated by the Britishers. Here also they have the Sound & Light Show which we had to miss because we didn't have time. But yes, well utilisation of time.