Jhansi is known by
the valiant queen, Rani Lakshmi Bai. It gained importance when it
came under the rule of Marathas. When Bundela King Chhatrasal gave
one-third of his kingdom to Peshwa Bajirao, Bajirao distributed it
into his generals, since ruling this part in Bundelkhand from his
capital Pune was not feasible. Thus, Jhansi came under the rule of
Newalkars. During this period, the town got expanded and developed.
The town was earlier known as Shankargarh. The capital of Bundelas
was Orchha at that time. To strengthen the security of Orchha, the
Bundela King was constructing a fort on a hill in Shankargarh. When
he looked at the site of the new fort, from his palace in Orchha, he
told his general that the place was looking like a jhain-si(blurred
shadow), and Jhansi got its present name then.
Jhansi is known for
extreme climate. In winter, mercury may dip to 1°C and on hottest
summer day, it may rise to 50 degress Celcius. But normally, winter
temperature ranges between 6 degress Celcius and 21 degrees Celcius.
While summer temperature hovers between 24 degrees Celcius and 45
degress Celcius. Rainy season starts in the third week of June with
Monsoon rains washing the central India. Monsoon rains gradually
become weak in September and the season ends in the last week of
September. The best season to visit Jhansi is pre-winter and spring.
The best months to visit this place are October, November, February,
& March. April to August, it is very hot and unadvisable to sightsee
in the sun.
The city is well
connected by rail, road and air transport services.
Railways Jhansi has its own Division of the North Central
Railways.It is well connected by train services to all parts of the
country, including 4 metros. There are direct trains to Mumbai,
Delhi, Kolkata (Howrah), Chennai, Trivandrum, Indore, Ahmedabad,
Pune, Jammu, Lucknow, Bhopal and other major towns.
Road Transport The proposed North-south & East-west Corridors of the
Golden-Quadrilateral Highway project pass and cross each other in
Jhansi only.and its also well connected to kanpur,lucknow and madhya
pradesh by road.