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1. Rani Mahal

Rani Mahal

2 km
from city center
1 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Rani Mahal in Jhansi, translating to the queen's palace, is the former residence and royal palace of Rani Lakshmi Bai. Built in the 18th century, a large part of this beauty was destroyed during the Indian Rebellion. However, it was later renovated into a museum with artefacts from the 9th century and life of Rani Lakshmibai.

2. Jhansi Fort

Jhansi Fort

1 km
from city center
2 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

The Jhansi Fort is located at the top of Bagira, a hill situated in Uttar Pradesh in the northern part of India. It is a 17th-century architectural monument that has undergone royal construction followed by massive destruction in the first War of Independence against the British East India Company. Within the four-walls lay monuments like Baradari with astute and creative architecture, Kal Kothari or a dungeon for prisoners, Ganesha and Shiva temples and a museum that harbours remnants of the Chandela dynasty - weaponry, clothes and paintings. The streets are filled with bazaars and temples. There is also a war memorial paying tribute to martyrs, and the Rani Lakshmibai Park built in the memory of her poignant role in the freedom struggle.

3. Jhansi Museum

Jhansi Museum

1 km
from city center
3 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Jhansi Museum is one of the iconic museums of India constructed around the late 19th century that helps us to track down the roots of Indian history of colonial India. Jhansi Museum, also known as the UP Government museum, is known to have artefacts since the 4th century BC along with exquisite artworks of pre-modern India.

4. Panchatantra Park

Panchatantra Park

1 km
from city center
4 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Panchatantra Park is an animal-themed park mainly for children in Jhansi based on the ‘Panchatantra’ book by Vishnu Sharma. Apart from several animal-themed slides for the children, this park also has a jogging track for adults.

5. Cenotaph of Raja Gangadhar Rao

Cenotaph of Raja Gangadhar Rao

5 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

The Cenotaph of Raja Gangadhar Rao, the Raja of Jhansi, was built after his death by his queen, Rani Lakshmibai in 1853. Raja Gangadhar Rao ki Chhatri is located near Mahalakshmi temple beside the Lakshmi Lake in Jhansi. The cenotaph is surrounded by a lush green garden, an adjacent pond and rich architectural designs.

6. Orchha Fort Complex

Orchha Fort Complex

370 km
from city center
6 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

The small town of Orchha situated 16 km from Jhansi in Madhya Pradesh emanates an architecturally historicized complex called the Orchha Fort Complex. It was built in 1501 AD by Raja Rudra Pratap Singh of the Bundela dynasty. It is a manifestation of Rajput and Mughal architecture flamboyantly decorated with latticed windows, projected platforms and balconies and mirrors on ceilings. Built by the descendants of the Bundela Dynasty, the Orchha Fort complex houses several monuments such as the Raja Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal and also gardens such as the Phool Bagh.

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7. St. Jude's Shrine

St. Jude's Shrine

1 km
from city center
7 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

St. Jude’s Shrine, located in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh is a Roman Catholic Latin Rite shrine and is devoted to St. Jude Thaddeus. It was built by Francis Xavier Fenech. It is in the Cantonment area of Jhansi and is one of the popular churches among the Catholic community in the state.

8. Barua Sagar

Barua Sagar

18 km
from city center
8 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Barua Sagar in the Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh is a modest town belonging to the Bundelkhand region. Apart from the lake, Barua Sagar is home to several ruins of forts and temples that were once the glory of the city.

9. Karguanji Jain Temple

Karguanji Jain Temple

336 km
from city center
9 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Karguvanji Jain temple is a 700-year-old temple, resting amidst the vicinity of Jhansi city. It is an important pilgrimage for Digambar Jains, a sect that believes in renouncing all material things to attain salvation. The full name of the temple is Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Sanvaliya Parasnath Karguvanji, Atishay Kshetra meaning a place of miracles.

10. Mahalakshmi Temple Jhansi

Mahalakshmi Temple Jhansi

1,072 km
from city center
10 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Mahalakshmi Temple is situated on the banks of Lakshmi Tal, a famous lake in the city of Jhansi. The ancient temple stands in honour of Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of good fortune, wealth and prosperity according to the Hindu religion. With beautiful architecture that is adorned with sculptures of Hindu deities and intricate carvings; this temple is one of the most prestigious heritage sites of Jhansi.

11. Rai Praveen Mahal

Rai Praveen Mahal

1 km
from city center
11 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Rai Praveen Mahal upholds the historical legends of the former princely state of Orchha. It is located in a town called Tikamgarh and thrills the visitors because of its classic folk tales and majestic beauty. The palace is situated alongside the Betwa River and holds its charm because of the nearby greenery and the iconography and intricate artwork on the second floor. The two-storied Rai Praveen Mahal is approximately 80 kilometres from the centre of the Tikamgarh town only at a distance of 18 kilometres from Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.

12. Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary

Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary

1,026 km
from city center
12 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary located in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, is situated on the banks of the river Betwa and river Jamini. Situated at a distance of 4.2 km from Orchha city and 19.2 km from Jhansi, the Sanctuary is home to endangered species like tigers and leopards.

13. Rani Lakshmi Bai Park

Rani Lakshmi Bai Park

1 km
from city center
13 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Rani Lakshmi Bai Park located in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh is set in the foothills of Jhansi Fort and is interconnected to Maithili Sharan Gupta Park. At the centre of the park there is a magnificent bronze statue of Rani Lakshmi Bai riding her horse, her sword raised and her adopted son Anand Rao, sitting behind her.

14. Parichha Dam

Parichha Dam

20 km
from city center
14 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Parichha Dam, a human-made reservoir is built on the Jhansi-Kanpur Highway in the town of Parichha. The dam is built on the Betwa River and its reservoir, which is a placid stretch of water and runs to Notghat Bridge. It is popular amongst the local for water sports facilities and boating.

15. Herbal Garden Jhansi

Herbal Garden Jhansi

3 km
from city center
15 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Herbal Garden also known as Tiger’s Prowl is located in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. It’s named after the famous white tiger of Bundelkhand. Herbal Garden is spread across the area of 15 hectors with a perimeter of 1.5 km. The garden was originally a barren piece of land but the Army's White Tiger Division has transformed it into a lush, cultivable land after a year of hard work.

16. Bundelkhand circuit

Bundelkhand circuit

1 km
from city center
16 out of 16
places to visit in Jhansi

Bundelkhand is a mountain range located in central India. Popularly called as the Bundelkhand Circuit, this region is divided between Madhya Pradesh and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. The circuit consists of five major cities namely, Bithoor, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Kalinjar and Mahoba. Each of these cities has interesting places of visit, each with their own unique historic significance.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Jhansi?

DAY 1: It will be convenient to start sightseeing in the morning after breakfast. The first sightseeing spot you can reach is the Jhansi Fort. It is a must-watch while you are in the city. The place is only 4 km away from the railway station. You will surely be amazed while exploring the magnificent structure. Next, you can head to the Rani Mahal which has been the residing place of Rani Laxmibai. It is just adjacent to the fort. The third place you can visit is the Rani Jhansi Museum. This worth visiting spot is only 3 km away from Jhansi Junction. Keep the afternoon and free for leisure as you might explore the markets of Jhansi and shop according to your wish. 

Day 2: You must start your day with a fantastic breakfast dishes served by the local vendors. Then, you can head out to visit the St. Jude’s Shrine, a marvellous church in the city. The next spot should be the Cenotaph of Raja Gangadhar Rao which is at a distance of 5.5 km from the railway station and is a place worth visiting. This place is located beside the Rani Jhansi Talab. The Barua Sagar and the Parichha Dam can be visited in the evening where you can enjoy the sunset. However, if you are in a mood to travel further, you can also head towards the city of Orchha located at a distance of 16 km from the city on the second day.

How can I commute within Jhansi?

Travelling within Jhansi is very accessible because of easy availability of a variety of local transport.

Tempo: The cheapest and most convenient mode of travelling within Jhansi is the tempo. These are a bigger version of the three-wheeled autorickshaws and runs on per passenger basis. Tempos run on a fixed fare and fixed route and you can simply hop on. Even though the tempos have a seating capacity of 8 passengers, you might find up to 12 people at times. Avoid travelling on over-crowded tempos.

Autorickshaws: Jhansi has a big fleet of autorickshaws which are a little costlier than tempos but a convenient mode for travelling to inner parts of the city. Autorickshaws in Jhansi do not run on a fixed meter, so make sure to fix the fare before travelling.

Taxis: Private taxis are available within Jhansi at various taxi stands. The most popular taxi stand is the one opposite of the Sita Hotel. You can also ask your hotel or the travel operator to book a taxi.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Jhansi?

The top sightseeing places in Jhansi are Rani Mahal, Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Museum, Panchatantra Park, Cenotaph of Raja Gangadhar Rao, Orchha Fort Complex.
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