Jhansi, the gateway to Bundelkand, was a stronghold of the Chandela kings but lost its importance after the eclipse of the dynasty in the 11th century. It rose to prominence again in the 17th century under Raja Bir Singh Deo who was a close associate of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Rani Laximibai better known as the queen of Jhansi, was one of the great nationalist heroines of pre-independence India.The retaliated in 1857 the year of "Mutiny" , by leading her personal bodyguard of five hundred Afgan-Pathan worriers to seize Jhansi fort. However its great claim to fame is its fiery queen Rani Laxmibai who led forces against the British in 1857 A.D. sacrificing her life to the cause of Indian independence.
|Area||14 sq. km|
|Season||August - March.|
|Clothing||Light Cottons (Summer).|
|Languages||Hindi, Bundeli & English.|
|Shopping||The main shopping area are Manik Chowk, Sadar Bazar and Sipra Bazar|