Jhansi is a city located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Jhansi is considered to be the most historic in Uttar Pradesh. Jhansi is also called the gateway to Bundelkhand. In ancient times, Jhansi was a stronghold of the Chandela Rajput kings and was known as a rebellious town. In the 18th century, the city of Jhansi was the capital of the Maratha province and later served as the princely state of Jhansi from 1804 to 1858, when the area became part of British India.
Rani Lakshmibai who ruled in this city was also known as Rani of Jhansi. The city of Jhansi is named after the Jhansi fort built by King Birsinh Dev. The city of Jhansi was a walled city built around a fort. 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.
Visiting place in Jhansi
The fort of Jhansi is located on a huge hill called Bangira in North India. The fort was built in the 17th century. The fort was built in royal style. Inside the four walls are attractive and creative architecture like Barodari, Kal Kothari, or Andharkot for prisoners, Ganesha and Shiva temples, and museums like relics of Chandela dynasty – weapons, clothes, and paintings. The fort was built in 1613 by Veer Singh Ju Dev Bundela, the Rajput president of Bundela and ruler of the kingdom of Orcha.
The palace was built by Raghu Nath-2 of the Newalkar family, Subedar of Jhansi. The palace later built a residence for Rani Lakshmibai. A large part of the palace was destroyed during the Indian uprising. The Rani Mahal has now been turned into a museum containing various paintings, sculptures, and objects collected from Madanpur, Barua Sagar, Dudhai, and Chandpur from the Gupta to the medieval period.
St. Jude’s Shrine
This church is dedicated to St. Jude Thaddeus. The church was built by Francis Xavier Fennec. This church is a Roman Catholic Latin religious church. During the 28th of October every year in this church, Christians from all over the country gather here to celebrate the feast of St. Jude.
Barua Sagar Sarovar was built by King Udit Singh about 260 years ago. Barua Sagar is the name of a small village there which is named after this lake. There is a temple dedicated to Shiva Sringarishi on the banks of this lake.
Mahalakshmi Temple is located on the banks of Lakshmi Tal, a famous lake in Jhansi city. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. This temple is considered to be the most revered heritage site of Jhansi.