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The historical city of Jhansi is the gateway to Bundelkhand in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This district of Jhansi lies in the Bundelkhand Region, which once had a strong hold of the Chandela Kings but lost its importance in the 11th century.

The city is located in the midst of Betwa and Pahunj, resting on a rocky highland 0of the central India. Jhansi is positioned at an elevation of about 284 m above sea level and nestled in the midst of the boundaries of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Formerly known with a name as ‘Balwant Nagar’, Jhansi had been the seat of the Chandela Dynasty and rose to its prominence under their rule.

It rose to prominence again in the 17th century under Raja Bir Singh Deo who was a close associate of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. The city gained its lost splendor in the 17th century under the rule of Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha and got its name from the fort built by Raja Bir Singh Deo in the year 1613. However, the greatest mark to its prominence has been marked by the city’s revered queen Rani Laxmibai who battled against the British army in 1857 and sacrificed her life for the cause of the Indian Independence. It is also believed that the city had its name of Shankargarh in the past and got its current name from the term jhain-si which refers to blurred shadow.

Jhansi travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Jhansi tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in Western India.

General facts about Jhansi
Location: Western India
Altitude: 284 m
Language: Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri and English
Climate: Humid Subtropical
Major Attractions: Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Museum, Rani Mahal
Ideal Time to Visit: October till March

Tourist sightseeing in Jhansi
Jhansi today stands among the popular tourist destination in India. This historic city has lot to explore through its tell-a-tale monuments such as Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Museum, Rani Mahal and Chhatri of Gangadhar Rao. Other well-known places in Jhansi are U.P. Government Museum, Maha Lakshmi Temple, Maharaja Gangadhar Rao ki Chathri, Ganesh Mandir, Kaliji Temple, Murli Manohar Temple, Panchkuniya Temple, Jeevan Shah Ka Mazar, St. Judes Shrine, Gurudwara at Talliya Mohalla and Karguan Jain Pilgrimage, Orchha, Shivpuri, Mahoba, Deogarh and Khajuraho.

Climate of Jhansi
Jhansi experiences extreme type of climate as here summers starts in the month of April till June and during this period the city experiences scorching heat of the sun as the temperature even reaches to 47degree Celsius. Monsoon arrives in the month of July with light showers and excess heat creating humidity in the weather. Then, there comes the winters, which are quite cold and pleasant. The best time to visit the city is in the months of October till March.

How to reach Jhansi

Jhansi by Air: The nearest airport to Jhansi is at Gwalior at the distance of 100 km, which connects the city to the major cities of the country.

Jhansi by Rail: Jhansi is well connected to the major cities of India and has Jhansi Cantonment Railway Station as the main Railway station in the city.

Jhansi by Road: Jhansi is well connected to the cities like Mathura, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Chitrakoot, etc. Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has several buses to travel to these cities.

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