Jhansi Lakshmi Bai, the great warrior, freedom fighter of India who fought against British East India Company. Today on 19 November, every corner of the nation remembering the greatness of Rani Lakshmi Bhai on her 189th birth anniversary. Today, we are going to explore the mighty fortress of Jansi, where the fierce battled took place.
Situated at atop hill station of Jhansi, Uttarapradesh was once abode for great rulers and kingdoms and Rani Lakshmi Bai is one among them. Built in the 17 century King Bir Singh Judeo of Orchha. During the ancient period, this region falls under ‘Chedi Desa’. The mammoth fort allure the visitors with its big ramparts, forts and vast history. Nearly there are ten gates to step into the fort, ten gates known as Khanderao, Unnao, Datia, Baragaon, Orchcha, Sagar, Lakshmi, Bhander, Sainyar and Jhirna.
After the death of King Gangadhara Rao, husband of Rani Lakshmi Bai, the British rulers ordered Lakshmi Bai to hand over the fort to them, the great lady started a revolt against the British East India Company in 1857. In 1858 the fort was surrounded by British forces. The great warrior of Jhansi, Lakshmi Bai escaped by jumping on a horse from the fort. Still, we can see the place from where the Jhansi Lakshmi Bai jumped. Really, it raises the goosebumps to everyone when we get a though how he escaped from the Rani Mahal, which was built in 19 century. At present the RaniMahal alluring the visitors as an archaeological museum with past historical remnants.
Still one can see the breach in the wall between Sainyar gate and Jhirna gate, which resonates the assault on the fort in 1858. The main intriguing constructions on the premises of the fort are Ganesh Mandir, Baradari, Bhawani Shankar, Shahar Darwaza, Grave of Gulam Gaus Khan, Pancha Mahal, Kadak bijali, Siva temple, Panch Mahal, Execution tower, Kal Kothari, etc.
Experience the sound and light show in the evening times which tells the 1857 revolt.