Jhansi Fort Quick Facts

PlaceJhansi, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Built in1613 AD
Built byOrchha King "Birsingh Judev"

Jhansi Fort Overview

The revolution of 1857 has been a very important contribution in Indian history, in which more than one brave warrior has made a special contribution, among these brave warriors, heroic names like Rani Laxmibai and Mangal Pandey are also included. The name of Rani Lakshmi Bai is recorded in the golden pages of Indian history, the Jhansi fort related to her is famous all over the world for its architectural style and artifacts.

Jhansi Fort History

This world famous Fort was built in the year 1613 by the Bundela king Birsingh Judeo of Orchha. This fort used to be the most powerful fort of Bundela. In the 17th century, Mohammad Khan Bangesh had attacked Maharaja Chhatrasal, Peshwa Bajirao helped in saving Maharaja Chhatrasal from this attack, after which Maharaja Chhatrasal gave him some part of the state as a gift, including Jhansi.

After this Naroshankar was made the subedar of Jhansi. He not only developed Jhansi but also built other buildings located around Jhansi. After Naroshankar, many subedars were made in Jhansi, including Raghunath who also built Mahalaxmi temple and Raghunath temple inside this fort.

After the death of Ragunath Rao II in the year 1838, the British rulers accepted Gangadhar Rao as the new king of Jhansi. In the year 1842, Raja Gangadhar Rao married Manikarnika Tambe, who later came to be known as Rani Lakshmibai. In the year 1851 AD, the queen gave birth to a son who was named Damodarrao but that child died within 4 months, after which the Maharaja adopted a son of his brother "Anand Rao", whose name was Later it was changed to Damodar Rao.

After the death of the Maharaja in the year 1853, the British army led by Governor General Lord Dalhousie refused to hand over the throne to Damodar Rao on the principle of default. During the Revolt of 1857, Rani Lakshmibai took over the reins of the fort and led her army against the British East India Company.

In April 1858, the British army led by General Hughes completely surrounded Jhansi and on 4 April 1858 they also captured Jhansi. At that time, Rani Laxmibai faced the British army by showing courage and was successful in getting out of the palace with the help of a horse, but on 18 June 1858, she was martyred while fighting with the British army. In the year 1861, the British government handed over the fort of Jhansi and the city of Jhansi to Jiaji Rao Scindia, who was the Maharaja of Gwalior, but in 1868, the British took back Jhansi from the Gwalior state.

Jhansi Fort Interesting Facts

  1. This grand fort was built in the year 1613 AD by the famous ruler of Orchha kingdom, Raja Birsingh Judeo.
  2. This Fort is located in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, one of the most beautiful states of India.
  3. This Fort is one of the grandest and tallest fort in India, this fort is built on the hills, whose height is about 285 meters.
  4. This Fort is one of the most amazing forts in India, as most parts of this fort have been constructed from granite.
  5. This historical fort is included in the largest fort of India, this fort is covered over an area of ​​about 15 acres, this fort is 312 meters long and 225 meters wide, which includes grasslands.
  6. The outer security wall of this fort is constructed entirely of granite which gives it a strength, this wall is 16 to 20 feet thick and it also faces the city walls to the south.
  7. There are mainly 10 entrance gates in this world famous fort, in which Khandero Gate, Datia Darwaza, Unnao Gate, Badagao Gate, Laxmi Gate, Sagar Gate, Orchha Gate, Sainir Gate and Chand Gate are prominent.
  8. The Rani Mahal, located adjacent to this fort, was built in the 19th century, which is currently used as an archaeological museum.
  9. In the year 1854 AD, an amount of about 60,000 rupees was given to the British by Rani Lakshmibai to leave the palace and the fort.
  10. All means are available to reach this fort, its nearest railway station is "Jhansi Railway Station" which is 3 km from it. It is situated at a distance of only 103 kms. Gwalior Airport is situated at a distance of.

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