Perched atop the Bangira Hill, Jhansi Fort is an architectural masterpiece. Tracing its history from 1613, this historical fort in Jhansi was built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deu - Bundela Rajput Chief and Orchha Kingdom ruler. Named after the Queen of Jhansi - Rani Lakshmibai, the fort, this popular tourist attraction in Jhansi has stood the test of time and attacks by numerous invaders.
At present, the fort complex include temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. Along with that, the fort also houses a museum which showcases ancient relics and artefacts that depict the history of the fort and its surrounding regions. Another highlight of this must-visit tourist place in Jhansi is the evening sound and light show that reflect the rich history of the fort and throw light on the valorous battle between Rani Lakshmibai and the British East India forces. Inside the fort, there are few places of tourist interest - Rani Jhansi Garden, Karak Bijli Toup (Tank), a "Mazar" of Ghulam Gaus Khan, Shiv temple and Moti Bai and Khuda Baksh.
The establishment of this renowned tourist site in Jhansi dates back to the 17th century. The fort has been a significant part of the reign of Bundela clan. Jhansi Fort has also witnessed the great revolt of 1857. It was the valiant warrior Rani Lakshmibai who led the Jhansi forces against the British East India Company.
Comfortably standing on a hill, Jhansi Fort sprawls over a large area of 15 acres. With an impressive North Indian style of architecture, the fort 312 m in length and 225m in width. In total, there are 10 entrance gates in the fort. Sagar Gate, Datia Darwaza, Orchha Gate, Bada Gaon Gate, Khanderao Gate, Sainyar Gate, Unnao Gate, Laxmi Gate, and Chand Gate are some popular entrance in Jhansi Fort. Nearby Jhansi Fort, there is Rani Mahal, which was built in the 19th century.
Near Lakshmi Bai Park, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh 284001, India
Opening / Closing Timings
Being one of the top places of tourist interests in Jhansi, Jhansi Fort stays open all days of the week. Tourists can visit the place on any day from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening.
Best Time to Visit
Considering the weather of the region, Jhansi Fort can be visited any time during the year. However, the best time to visit the fort is the winter season that begins in the month of October and ends February.
The entry fee of Jhansi Fort differs for both local travellers and international tourists.
- For Indian: 25 INR per head (as per ASI)
- For Foreigners: 300 INR per head (as per ASI)