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.
The architecture of Rani Mahal is utterly alluring. It is a two-tiered building with six halls which also includes the famous Darbar hall. It gives an elaborate picture of the history of India, the rulers, their tradition and the events that took place during the medieval times and henceforth.
Timings : Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee :
Indian: Cash - INR 25/-, Through POS - INR 20/-
Foreigner: Cash - INR 300/-, Through POS - INR 250/-
Free Entry below 15 Years Children
Cenotaph of Raja Gangadhar Rao
The Cenotaph of Raja Gangadhar Rao, the Raja of Jhansi, was built after his death by his queen, Rani Lakshmibai in 1853. Raja Gang ....
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.
The reign of Gangadhar Rao lasted for a decade from 1843 – 1853 making this a site of historical magnificence that still stands to occupy the cultural heritage of Jhansi. Legend has it that Maharani Lakshmibai used to visit the Lakshmi temple every day. The structure stands in the middle with high walls carved hollow on all four sides with 18th-century architectural designs. The suggested time to visit the cenotaph is from October to March.
Timings : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : INR 20
Time Required : 1 hour
Orchha Fort Complex
The small town of Orchha situated 16 km from Jhansi in Madhya Pradesh emanates an architecturally historicized complex called the ....
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. 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 built by the descendants of the Bundela Dynasty.
Timings : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : INR 10 for Indians, INR 250 for foreigners
Time Required : Over 2 hours
St. Jude's Shrine
St. Jude’s Shrine, located in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh is a Roman Catholic Latin Rite shrine and is devoted to St. Jude Thaddeus. It ....
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.
Daily mass is conducted with much devotion and involvement at St Jude's Shrine. Also, during 28th October of every year, Christians from all over the country gather here to celebrate the Feast of St. Jude.
Time Required : 30 min - 1 hour
Sunday: Summer - 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Winter - 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM
Daily: Summer: 6:00 AM
Winter: 6:30 AM
Wednesday, First Friday of each month, Fridays in Lent and Saturdays of the year: Summer - 6:00 PM,
Winter 6:30 AM
Barua Sagar in the Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh is a modest town belonging to the Bundelkhand region. Apart from the lake, Bar ....
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.
Named after Barua Sagar Tal, an alluring neighbouring lake, the town is of great historical significance. With breathtaking views from the vantage point of its hilly platforms, Barua Sagar is the perfect spot for trekking.
Time Required : 2 - 3 hours
Karguanji Jain Temple
Karguvanji Jain temple is a 700-year-old temple, resting amidst the vicinity of Jhansi city. It is an important pilgrimage for Dig ....
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 – including clothes. The full name of the temple is Shri Digamber Jain Atishaya Kshetra Sanvaliya Parasnath Karguvanji, Atishay Kshetra meaning a place of miracles.
As the name suggests, the biggest idol installed is of Parshvanatha (the 23rd Tirthankara) whose symbol is a snake. Situated on Jhansi-Kanpur highway, Karguanji temple has an interesting history. The story goes back to the time of Peshwas when the dream of a man named Shri Singhai Nanheju led to the discovery of idols hidden underground. The temple also has an in house facility for pilgrims. The Dharamshala has about 100 rooms with the availability of semi-deluxe and deluxe rooms.
Timings : 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Mahalakshmi Temple Jhansi
Mahalakshmi Temple is situated on the banks of Lakshmi Tal, a famous lake in the city of Jhansi. The ancient temple stands in hono ....
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.
The Mahalakshmi Temple, built before the celebrated Rani Laxmi Bai’s rise to power, is a heritage site, having witnessed significant events that shaped the history of Jhansi. As a result, one may visit the destination to get an understanding of the rich culture and lifestyle belonging to Jhansi. It is frequently visited by devotees, particularly during festivals such as Diwali, a time of year that entertains pilgrims from all parts of the country. One must visit this temple to observe and experience adoration of devotees like no other.
Rai Praveen Mahal
Rai Praveen Mahal upholds the historical legends of the former princely state of Orchha. It is located in a town called Tikamgarh ....
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.
Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : Indians: INR 10
Foreigners: INR 250
Photography: INR 25
Videography: INR 100
Time Required : 2-3 hours
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-cent ....
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. 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.
Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Favorable Time: October to March
Entry Fee : INR 5 for Indians, INR 200 for Foreign citizens
Jhansi Museum is one of the iconic museums of India constructed around the late 19th century that helps us to track down the roots ....
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.
Dedicated to Rani Lakshmi Bai, this museum not only illustrates the history of Jhansi but also throws light on the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. Over the years, Jhansi museum has become one of the major tourist attractions in Uttar Pradesh owing to the rich cultural heritage of India, particularly Jhansi.
Timings : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on Monday and every second Saturday of the month
Entry Fee : Indian: INR 5
Foreigner: INR 25
Camera: INR 20
Photography : Prohibited at certain galleries
Time Required : 1-2 hours