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The city of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh is a definite addition to every history buff or traveller who sets foot in this state. The city is at the very south in the Bundelkhand region and is built on the banks of the Betwa and Pahunch rivers. It gets its name from the Jhansi Fort built by Raja Bir Singh Deo who named it so as the rulers could only see a shadow atop a distant hill when gazing at the fort. Jhansi was also the seat of the Chandela Dynasties power and became increasingly popular as the place where Rani Laxmi Bai, who is also referred to as “Jhansi Ki Rani”, lived and reigned. These facts and the variety of monuments and essential landmarks down to the streets of the city show that Jhansi has a string of historical evidence which is dug deep into its roots and is one of the main reasons individuals are drawn to this city.
There is a famous story related to the origin of Jhansi. The Raja of Orchha and Jaitpur were two friends who were sitting on a hilltop. The Raja of Orchha asked his friend whether he could recognize the new fort on the Bangara Hill. While answering the question, the Jaitpur Raja said that he could see it ‘Jhainsi’ (meaning- indistinct). The place was called by the same name which later corrupted to Jhansi. The uniqueness of the fort is that it is built on an upraised rock and the whole city surrounds it.
Gwalior is the nearest biggest city to Jhansi, which lies in Madhya Pradesh and at a distance of 99 Km. The National Highway Development Project has given way to the Development of Jhansi, resulting in a real estate boom in the modern day. Currently, it is the 3rd cleanest city in Uttar Pradesh. Jhansi is comprised of 5 tehsils, namely Jhansi, Mauranipur, Tehroli, Garoutha and Moth. Mauranipur is the largest tehsil in India.
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Jhansi is well connected to many nearby towns and cities by the roadways. The nearest big city to Jhansi is Gwalior which lies in Madhya Pradesh. It has got excellent internal transport system that... (Read More)