The historic fort at Jhansi, popularly known as ‘Rani Jhansi ka Quila’, has turned 400 years old in the year 2013. It has been a mute spectator to the turns of events in the Indian history and withstood heavy bombardment of British forces during the First War Of Independence.Jhansi Fort was built by Bir Singh Ju Deo, the Raja of Orchha, in 1613. It is situated on a rocky hill called Bangra in the town of Balwantnagar, known today as Jhansi. The fort has ten gates including the Khandero Gate, Datia Darwaza, Unnao Gate, Jharna Gate, Laxmi Gate, Sagar Gate, Orcha Gate, Sainyar Gate, and Chand Gate. Spread across 49 acres, the fort stands in the heart of the city and is reflects the architecture of Bundelas and Marathas. The fort withstood the heavy attack of British forces led by Hugh Rose on Rani Laxmi Bai.

The fort has a fine collection of sculptures which provide an excellent insight into the eventful history of Bundelkhand. Among places of interest within the main fort area are the Karak Bijli Toup (Tank), Rani Jhansi Garden, Shiv temple and a Mazar of Ghulam Gaus Khan, Moti Bai and Khuda Baksh..