From shopping for glass bangles to hopping museums, there's a lot you can do in Jhansi.

Sound And Light Show

The Sound and Light Show is an eloquent rendition of the great escape of the brave Rani Lakshmibai, who is said to have tied her son to her back, jumped on a horse and galloped to safety, when the sprawling Jhansi Fort fell into the hands of the British. Picking scenes and drawing inspirations from various acts of valour of the queen, the show gives an emotive account of the First War of Independence. To make the experience more comprehensive, the show is organised at the Jhansi Fort, which was a site of the battle. It is truly spine-chilling to watch the story unfold and slowly move into an action-packed battle. The Jhansi Fort was built in the 17th century by king Bir Singh Deo of Orchha as an army stronghold.

Shopping

Jhansi is one of the best places in the state to shop for precious antiques and trinkets. Some markets in the city exude a medieval era charm and you can almost imagine how in the old days, the bazaars would have been abuzz with activity. Intricately designed bangles made from glass are a must-buy if you happen to be shopping in Jhansi. Head to Sipri Bazaar, which is one of the busiest markets of the city, and get budgeted buys on clothes. One can also shop for royal paintings depicting the rich history of the region and beautiful handicrafts. For budget shopping, one can visit Sadar Bazaar, while Manik Chowk is a great place to buy toys, electronic items and jewellery.

Parichha

The town of Parichha is located on the banks of River Betwa. A dam by the same name has been constructed over the river that creates a reservoir which reaches up to Notghat Bridge, around 35 km from the city. This reservoir makes for a great spot for water sports and boating. The town also has a coal-based power station, which warrants a visit.

Parichha

Maharaja Gangadhar Ki Chhatri

Named and dedicated after the Maratha king of Jhansi, Gangadhar Rao, who ruled in the 19th century, Maharaja Gangadhar ki chhatri is a cenotaph or a war memorial built in 1853 by Rani Lakshmibai for her husband. Located in Jhansi Fort, the cenotaph has been constructed in Maratha Hindu style. It is located by the side of Lakshmi Tal or pond and is considered as one of the most important monuments in the region. The curved roof of the cenotaph, standing upon 12 beautifully carved pillars, is a fine example of the architecture of those times.

Jal Vihar Mahotsav

Held at Mauranipur, Jal Vihar Mahotsav or the Water Cruise Festival is attended by a large number of people from nearby regions.

Government Museum of Jhansi

Established in 1878, the Government Museum of Jhansi houses artefacts and relics dating back to 4th century BC. The museum is located at the heart of the city and is one of the most famous tourist attractions here. It comprises four galleries that boast manuscripts, sculptures and statues, dating back to Gupta and Chandela dynasties, along with rare paintings, weapons, terracotta items and manuscripts. 

The Chandela dynasty ruled Jhansi from the 10th to the 11th centuries and the museum has preserved treasured remnants of the reign. Besides, there is a fine collection of dresses, photographs, coins of gold, silver and copper, representing the Chandela dynasty. A picture gallery in the museum highlights the nuances of the Gupta period. The museum remains closed on Mondays and the second Saturday of every month.

Government Museum of Jhansi