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Jhansi - Deogarh


Jhansi is the gateway to the legendary Bundelkhand region known for valour and courage. It was a stronghold of the Chandela kings but lost its glory after the downfall of the dynasty in 12th century. It rose to prominence again in the 17th century under King Bir Singh Judeo of Orchha

However, its greatest claim to fame is its fiery Queen Rani Laxmibai, who along with Jhalkari Bai, Gaus Khan and others, led forces against the British in 1857, and sacrificed her life for the cause of India's independence when she was only about 22 years old. She was an example of leadership and courage. She also raised an army of about 1000 women who were trained in horse-riding and using arms and ammunition.

  • A picturesque town, Jhansi is overseen by the majestic Jhansi Fort.
  • Great writers like Acharya Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi, Maithilisharan Gupta, Vrindavan Lal Verma, Siyaramsharan Gupt and hockey wizard Dhyan Chand have added glory to the city.
  • The Jhansi Festival, held every year in February-March offers a fine opportunity to enjoy the arts, crafts and culture of the region.

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It is situated along the Betwa river and at the western end of Lalitpur town in a natural forest area.

t had its place in glory during the rule of Gupta dynasty, the Gurjara-Pratiharas, the Gondas, the Marathas and the Muslims rulers of Delhi. Here one finds the remains of a magnificent Dashavatar temple dating to 5th century Gupta period is a major attraction, in addition to several jain temples. The architecture of these temples displays a high level of craftsmanship.

  • There are about 2000 sculptures at one place in Deogarh, which is probably the only collection of its kind in the world.
  • The amazing rock cut caves at Siddha-ki-Gufa date back to 6th century.
  • Going down the steep steps at Naharghati at the east end of the Deogarh fort to the Betwa river is a memorable experience.

Overview of Jhansi - Deogarh



Place of interest Timing Fees Remarks
From To Indian Foreigner
1. Jhansi Fort 6.00 am 6.00 pm 15 200 Children below 15 yrs-No Fees
2. Museum 10.30 am 4.30 pm 05 25 Monday Closed
3. Rani Mahal 6.00 am 6.00 pm 15 200 Children below 15 Yrs-No Fees
4. Gangadhar Rao Ki Chhatri 6.00 am 6.00 pm - -  
5. Laxmi Temple 6.00 am 6.00 pm - -  
6. Ganesh Mandir 6.00 am 9.00 pm - -  
7. Shrine of St. Jude 6.00 am
4.00 pm
10.00 am
8.00 pm
- -  
8. Kali Mata Temple 6.00 am 9.00 pm - -  
9. Jeewanshah Mazar 6.00 am 9.00 pm - -  
10. Laxmital 6.00 am 6.00 pm - -  
11. Hatiya Tal 6.00 am 6.00 pm - -  
12. Narayan Bag 6.00 am 6.00 pm - -  
13. Garhmau Lake Sunrise Sunset - - (08 Kms from Jhansi)
14. Laxmibai Park 6.00 am 7.00 pm - -  

Other Places of Interest

Shri Kali Temple, Laxmi Temple, Karguan Jain Temple, Laxmi Tal, Gangadhar Rao-Ki-Chhatri, Laxmi Bai Park, Narayan Bagh, Jari Ka Math, Barua Sagar & Fort, Garhmau Lake, Shrine of St. Jude Church are other attractions.


By Air

Khajuraho 177 km.Gwalior 110 km.

Nearest airport is Gwalior Airport – 98 km, Khajuraho-178 km.

By Rail

Jhansi is well connected by an excellent railway network. Train connectivity to cities in all directions is available. In fact Jhansi is among the busiest railways stations in the country with most of the north-south and east-west trains passing through here. Helpline Number - 2440441

By Road

Jhansi, on National Highway No. 25 and 26, is linked by a good network of roads. Some major road distances are: Agra – 221 km.; Khajuraho – 176 km.; Datia – 28 km.; Shivpuri – 100 km.; Kalpi – 142 km; Gorakhpur – 563 km.; Lucknow – 297 km.; Kanpur – 220 km.; Lalitpur – 93 km.; Delhi – 414 km.


By Air

Nearest airport is at Gwalior (M.P) : 235 km.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is Jakhlaun 13 km, which can be reached by Jhansi-Babina Passenger train, whereas Lalitpur is the most convenient railhead, (23 km).

By Road

It is connected with bus services to all important centres in the region some of the major road distances are : Jhansi - 123 km., Lalitpur - 23 km, Matatila - 93 km.


  • Area : 5024 Sq. km.
  • Population : 19,98,603
  • Altitude : 131 meters above sea level.
  • Language : Hindi, Urdu, Bundeli & English
  • STD Code : (+91)0510

Deogarh (Lalitpur)

  • Area : 5039 sq. km.
  • Population : 12,21,592
  • Altitude : 428 mtrs. above sea level.
  • Language : Hindi, Urdu, Bundeli
  • STD Code : (+91)5176

Kalpi (Jalaun)

  • Area : 4565 sq. km.
  • Population : 16,89,974
  • Altitude :164 mtrs. above sea level..
  • Language : Hindi, Urdu, Bundeli
  • STD Code : (+91)5168
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  • UP Government Tourist Office, Hotel Veerangana, Ph - 0510-2441267
  • Tourist Information Centre, Railway Station, Jhansi.


  • U.P. Govt. Tourist Office, Hotel Veerangana Campus, Jhansi, Ph - 0510-2441267.
Travel Desk


  • Besan ke Aloo
  • Ladoo
  • Ras Kheer
  • Amla Kadhi
  • Hingora
  • Bundeli Gosht


  • Vegetable Dishes
  • Ladoo


Sadar Bazar, Sipri Bazar and Manik Chowk are the main shopping areas in Jhansi. Handicraft items, antiques and souvenirs are famous, as are certain local sweets.


Deogarh has no shopping outlets. Shopping facilities are available at nearest town Lalitpur 23 km.

Ghanta Ghar, Chowk Bazar Lalitpur.

Jhansi Shopping

Light and Sound Show

  • Venue : Jhansi Fort
  • Fees : Rs. 50/- (Indian), Rs. 300/- (Foreigner)
  • Timings : 7.45 pm. Hindi (In Summer) (April to October)
  • Timings : 8.45 pm. English
  • Timings : 6.30 pm. Hindi (In Winter) (November to March)
  • Timings : 7.30 pm. English (November to March)
  • Contact : 09453151560 (Mr. Deepak Sen)

Jal Vihar Mahotsav

Jal Vihar Mahotsav (water cruise festival) is held at Mauranipur in Jhansi district from last 143 years. Dated - 04 September to 15 September

The annual festival starts from the Bhadrapada Shukla Ekadashi as per Hindu Calender (July-August) and lasts for 15 days. The festival includes processions of tabulex roaming the town with the deities of local 108 temples. There is a unique tradition of water cruising of local ancient and huge idols of deities at the bank of Sukhnai river which is held during overnight to dawn. Besides, other attractive cultural programmes are also organised during this festival.

Other Festivals

Kajli Teej, Sawan, Bhaiya-Dooj, Nav Durga, Shivratri (Jhansi Fort) and the Jhansi Mahotsava (Feb - March).

Local fairs are held during major festivals.