Jhansi ( Hindi pronunciation: [d͡ʒʱɑ̃ː.siː]; Hindi: झांसी, Urdu: جھانسی pronunciation ⓘ) is a historic city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Balwant Nagar was the old name of Jhansi. It lies in the region of Bundelkhand on the banks of the Pahuj River, in the extreme south of Uttar Pradesh.
The Rani of Jhansi Regiment was a unit of the Indian National Army (INA), which was formed in 1942 by Indian nationalists in Southeast Asia during World War II. The regiment was named in honor of Rani Lakshmibai, the warrior queen of Jhansi who fought against British colonial rule in India in 1857.
Jhansi was an independent princely state ruled by the Maratha Newalkar dynasty under suzerainty of British India from 1804 till 1853, when the British authorities took over the state under the terms of the Doctrine of Lapse, and renamed it the Jhansi State. Before the takeover, it was under the Peshwas from 1728 to 1804.
Jhansi, city, southwestern Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It lies in the western part of the upland Bundelkhand region, along the border with Madhya Pradesh state and just west of the Betwa River. The city, which is enclosed by a wall, expanded around a fort built in 1613 by the ruler of Orchha.
Jhansi Fort or Jhansi ka Qila is a fortress situated on a large hilltop called Bangira, in Uttar Pradesh. It served as a stronghold of the Chandela Kings in Balwant Nagar (old name of Jhansi) from the 11th through the 17th century.
Lakshmi Bai, rani (queen) of Jhansi and a leader of the Indian Mutiny of 1857–58. Dressed as a man, she fought a fierce battle against the British forces at the Battle of Kotah-ki-Serai on June 17, 1858, and was killed in combat. Learn more about her life and accomplishments in this article.
The best day trips from Jhansi according to Tripadvisor travelers are: Same Day Trip to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort from Delhi by Car; Touristic Highlights of Orchha & Jhansi (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour by Car) Cycling Tour in Orchha Cenotaphs & Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary; Private Sunrise Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi; Luxurious Jaipur Day tour
Jhansi district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The city of Jhansi is the district headquarters.
India's warrior queen didn't back down from the British. Lakshmi Bai, the "rani of Jhansi," fought back against Britain's plan to annex her kingdom in the 1850s and became an icon of freedom in India.
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