Tourism in JhansiJhansi is the historical town of North India which is quintessentially associated with Rani Lakshmi Bai
Built in 1613 by Maharaja Bir Singh Deo this Fort speaks tales of the violent killings that took place within the fort and the moat. The site map placed outside the Fort outlines the points of interest within the Fort. The Cannons Kadak Bijli and Bhavani Shankar are displayed here in the Fort. Panch Mahal, where the Rani spent her days with her husband Raja Gangadhar Rao, the Hanging Tower, where the British executed the prisoners are some of the points of interest. The Fort houses two temples Ganesh Temple and Shiv Temple, where the Rani offered her prayers regularly. The entry fee of Rs 5 is charged and guide facility is available for a nominal fee.
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Gangadhar Rao ki Chathri
This cenotaph is an architectural commemoration to Maharaja Gangadhar Rao who was crowned the ruler of Jhansi in 1836. The king was known for his efforts in enriching the architecture of the city.
St. Jude's Shrine
St. Jude's Shrine is popular among the Catholic Christians attracting tourists from all corners of the country, on October 28th on the occasion of St. Jude's Feast. It is located at the center of the town and the mass timings are 6.30 am.
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Barua Sagar Dam
This Dam is located 24 Kms from Jhansi on the way to Khajuraho in a idyllic location surrounded by greenery all around. Located at a higher altitude makes it all the more beautiful. This dam was also a war site in the battle that was fought between the Marathas and Bundelas in 1744.
Best Time to Visit Jhansi
Since Jhansi is located on the rocky plateau, they face extremities in climatic conditions. As summers can get extremely hot and peak winter chills can be unbearable, the best time to visit Jhansi are during September to December.
Transport in Jhansi
Getting around in Jhansi is pretty convenient with tempos, rickshaws and buses plying regularly on all routes. Buses connect Jhansi with all the neighbouring towns like Orchha as well, rickshaws and tempos are the popular modes of transport within the city.
Getaways from Jhansi
Many places of importance are located close to Jhansi. Orchha is 15 kms and the closest to Jhansi, Khujraho, Chithrakoot and Gwalior are easily accessible from Jhansi too.
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ChirgonThe town of Chirgaon is situated 31 kilometers from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on National Highway No. 25 that connects Jhansi with Kanpur. This ancient town is popular for its historic forts, the city gates and as the birthplace of three renowned Hindi poets namely Shri Mythali Sharan Gupta and his brother Shri Siyaram Sharan Gupt and Munshi Ajmeri. They are often referred to as the Triveni or three gems of Hindi Literature for their immense contribution to the field of Hindi language and literature. A number of educational institutions have been named after them. The Rashtrakavi Mythali Sharan Gupt Smarak is a popular destination for people who visit Chirgaon.
Chirgaon is popular as a hub of agriculture and most of the residents here are dependent on agriculture its allied activities. Hence, a branch of the State Agricultural Produce Market or more popularly known as the Krishi Utpadan Mandi is established within the Chirgaon Municipal limits.
Places of Interest in ChirgaonThe buildings built during the ancient period are a living examples of the ancient town planning in Chirgaon. The Chirgaon Fort and the three gates are located right at the center of the town. Temples such as Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman temple, Ram Temple are the fine pieces of ancient architecture. Ponds and lakes, playgrounds etc., built during those times are examples of a well planned city that Chirgaon once was. Most of these structures are in the old and dilapidated form. Some of the places of general interest in Chirgaon are:
- Parichha Dam
- Gayathri Mandir
- Shiva Sai Temple
- Diamond Temple
- Shri Hanuman Vatika
How to Reach ChirgaonChirgaon is easily accessible by road and by train. A number of city buses from Jhansi ply on regular intervals to Chirgaon. Private transporters, tempos and mini vans can help you reach Chirgaon. A number of trains stop at Chirgaon station and a number of trains from Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow stop at Chirgaon Railway Station.
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