Jhansi Fort, also known as the Rani Lakshmi Bai Newalkar Fort, is a fortress situated in Uttar Pradesh. Located on a hill top, this fort offers a panoramic view and catchy atmosphere to the tourists. This is also called 'Jhansi Ka Killa' in Hindi. The large hill top is known as Bagira and the fort is situated in Uttar Pradesh. The natural beauty of North India will attract people here in this fort. The architecture will also please the visitors here. This is an easy to reach destination near the town Jhansi. It is only 1 to 2 kilometer away from the center of the city Jhansi. Jhansi Fort served as a stronghold of the Chandela Kings in Balwant Nagar from the 11th through the 17th century. This is one of the beautiful historic places with antique things of pre-independence. time.

Jhansi Fort was one of the strongholds of the Bundelas. This is a fort built in the early 17th century. The construction of the Jhansi fort is ascribed to the Bundela Rajput chief and the ruler of the kingdom of Orchha Veer Singh ju Deo Bundela in 1613. There are a lot of historical evidences associated with this fort. In 1728, Mohammed Khan Bangash attacked Maharaja Chattrasal. Peshwa Bajirao helped Maharaja Chattrasal defeat the Mughal army. As an evidence of gratitude, Maharaja Chattrasal offered a part of his state, which included Jhansi, to Peshwa Bajirao. After many handovers, this fort belonged to the Rani Lakshmi Bai. In 1857, she took the control of the fort and led Jhansi forces against those of the British East India Company. Jhansi was besieged by the company forces of General Hugh Rose in March and April 1858 and was captured on 4 April 1858. Rani Lakshmi Bai was able to make a daring escape on horseback from the fort and the city before the city was pillaged by Rose's troops. Battle of Jhansi was the great historical events that took place here. In 1861 the British Government gave the Jhansi Fort and Jhansi city to Jiyaji Rao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior, but the British took back Jhansi from Gwalior state in 1868. Currently this fort is under the maintenance of the Government of India and it is a major tourist spot here. The architecture is venerated and built in North Indian Style of Fort Construction. Built in the hilly areas the fort extends to a sprawling 15 acres, which is near about 61 thousand square meter and this colossal structure measures about 312m in length and 225m in width. On the whole, there are twenty two supporting structures with a huge strengthening wall surrounded by a moat on both the sides. The shattered upholder on the eastern side was rebuilt by the British, who also added a floor to Panch Mahal. The materials with which this fort was built are stone, lime and lead. The walls are made of granite. The walls of the fort are between 16 and 20 feet thick and on the south side they meet the city walls. The south face of the fort is almost perpendicular. There are 10 gates giving access to the fort. The gates are Khanderao Gate, Datia Darwaza, Unnao Gate, Badagao gate, Laxmi Gate, Sagar Gate, Orchha Gate, Sainyar Gate and Chand Gate. Various notable sights in this fort are the Shiva temple, Ganesh temple at the entrance, and the Kadak Bijli cannon used in the uprising of 1857. People want to see these and feel that taste of history. The memorial board reminds of the great Rani Lakshmi Bai in jumping on horseback from the fort. Nearby is the Rani Mahal, built in the 19th century. Now there is an archeological museum in this Rani Mahal.

The summer season arrives in Jhansi with the coming of April and it lasts till June. The weather remains hot and humid during this season. Hot winds add to the heat of the weather which makes it impossible for the tourists to travel around the place. Being heavy rainfall in the rainy season, this place is also not suitable during the rainy days. The winter season is the best time to visit Jhansi. During winters, the weather remains cold and pleasant. It is the perfect season to explore its attractions. The best time to grab a visit to Jhansi Fort is winter. This is the time of the year when the weather remains most pleasant and the environment gloom to its most beautiful condition to give the tourists amazing views. Spending some time inside the killa in a spring afternoon can give you the feeling of a historical place. Photographers will get a good opportunity here to showcase their talents. One can see almost an entire city from the fort. A good time can be spent here with family and friends.

Jhansi Fort can be visited during timings 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. People can enjoy the night beauty with the light and sound show here. Normal entry fee here is INR 15 per head for the Indian tourists. During the light and sound show the entry fee becomes INR 50 per head. People typically spend about two to three hours here in the fort. The maintenance is good here and the fort premise is neat and clean. There are lot of good restaurants and hotels nearby. Every year in the month of January to February a grand occasion is held known as Jhansi Mahotsav when many eminent personalities and artists perform their play.