by Raja Vir Singh Judeo in 1613, the Jhansi Fort played a major role
during the first war of Indian Independence. The huge fort is built on a
hilltop called Bangra. The Fort is an architectural delight to eyes, due
to its size
beauty. The fort was a residence of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi, who fought
British army and attained martyrdom.
During the rule of the
Peshwas, the Jhansi fort was the capital of the area. The fort was made
at the strategical location, to be in the centre of the state. Among
places of interest within the main fort area are the Karak Bijli Toup (
Tank), Rani Jhansi Garden, Shiv temple and a "Mazar" of Ghulam
Gaus Khan, Moti Bai and Khuda Baksh.
The Jhansi fort, a living
testimony of ancient glamor and valour, also has a fine collection of
sculptures which provide an excellent inside into the eventful history