Topics: Jhansi, Indian Rebellion of 1857, Udaipur Pages: 3 (743 words) Published: August 31, 2013
Jhansi fort and Udaipur palace

Jhansi Fort :
Jhansi Fort is situated within the city walls of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, northern India. It was built in 1613 by Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha. The huge fort is built on a hilltop called Bangira.

Udaipur Palace :
City Palace, Udaipur, is a palace complex in Udaipur, in the Indian state Rajasthan. It was built by the Maharana Udai Singh as the capital of the Sisodia Rajput clan in 1559, after he moved from Chittor. It is located on the east bank of the Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex.


Jhansi Fort :
Jhansi was a stronghold of the Chandela kings. Balwant Nagar was the name of this place. But in 11th century Jhansi lost its importance. In the 17th century under Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha Jhansi again rose to prominence. Raja Bir Singh Deo had good relations with the Mughal emperor Jehangir. In 1613 Raja Bir Singh Deo constructed the Jhansi fort. He died in 1627. In 1842 Raja Gangadhar Rao married Manikarnika Tambe and she was given the new name Lakshmi Bai. Lakshmi Bai ruled Jhansi after the death of her husband and used the fort as her residence. In 1858 she led 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; it was captured on 4 April 1858. Rani Lakshmi Bai was able to make a daring escape from the fort and the city when a British victory was imminent.In 1861 the British Government gave the Jhansi fort and Jhansi city to Jiyaji Rao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior; but in 1886 the British took back Jhansi from Gwalior state. The huge fort is built on a hilltop called Bangira.

Udaipur Palace :
The city Palace was built concurrently with establishment of the Udaipur city by Maharana Udai Singh II, in 1559 and his successor Maharanas over a period of the next 300 years. It is considered the largest royal complex in Rajasthan and...
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