Jhansi is one of the most historical places in Uttar Pradesh with two million inhabitants. The city is located between rivers Pahuj and Betwa and is traditionally referred to as Gateway of Bundelkhand. The North-South corridor connecting Kashmir to Kanyakumari along three national highways (NH-3, NH-25 and NH-76) passes through the city.
Places to Stay
The place has luxury, mid-price and economy business and family focused hotels. Some of the budget hotels include Central Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 200), City Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 300) and Ashish Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 350).
The official languages of Jhansi are Hindi, English and Bundeli.
Jhansi Mahotsav is a week-long festival displaying arts, crafts and Jhansi city based products and programmes (folk songs, dances and ghazals). It is primarily held in February every year. Global Gurukul Jhansi is another prestigious event held on the theme of education in the city.
Places of Interest
Jhansi Fort built by Raja Bir Singh Deo in 1613 is the core tourist attraction followed by Rani Mahal, Maharaja Gangadhar Rao ki Chathri, Barua Sagar, St. Jude's Shrine and Ganesh Mandir.
How to Get There
Gwalior Airport is the closest airport. Gwalior Airport is located 97 km away from Jhansi. There are daily domestic flights to Gwalior from Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Goa.
Jhansi is an important junction for the Mumbai-Delhi train route. There are daily trains from Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Chennai (Jhelum Express, Pushpak Express, GT Express, Karnataka Express and Tamil Nadu Express).
Jhansi is well-connected with Indore (three daily buses), Jamnagar (two daily buses), Dewas (two daily buses), Kanpur (one daily bus), Kota and Rajkot (both one daily bus). Prominent private bus operators are Hans Travels, Rai Bus Service, Shatabdi Travels and Vardhman Travels. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.