The city of Jhansi is that unbroken part of the Indian freedom struggle without which the epic tale of independence is incomplete. Situated in the middle of central, western and southern India, this place used to be the stronghold of the Chandela kings. So if you are planning to visit Jhansi then do not miss visiting these places at all.
Pitambara Peeth located at Datia
Situated at a distance of 28 km from the district headquarters Jhansi, in Datia, Madhya Pradesh, there is a temple of Pitambara, the mother goddess of royalty and Dhumavati, the mother goddess of tantra sadhana. It is believed that it is considered to be the centre of two out of ten Mahavidyas. It was established in 1935. Where people from every corner of the world come here to practice Tantra. Darshan of Maa Pitambara is found every day, but thousands of people come from far and wide to visit Maa Dhumavati on Saturday. People also remember it in the context of a historical event. It is said that when China invaded India in 1962, a 51 Kundya Yajna was organized here to avoid it, making Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru the chief Yajaman. On the 9th day of the yajna, a message was received from the United Nations that China had stopped the invasion, and by 11 days when the Purnahuti was being given, the Chinese army was withdrawn.
Orchha: Ayodhya of Bundelkhand
Orchha, which falls in Niwari district of Bundelkhand in MP, is called ‘Ayodhya of Bundelkhand’. After the coronation of Lord Shri Ram in Orchha some 400 years ago, Lord Rama is still considered as the king here, where the Ramraja government is also given the ‘Guard of Honor’. This temple attracts tourists towards it at a distance of 16 km from Jhansi. In Orchha, only Ramaraja has power. Inside the boundary of Orchha, neither a salute is given to any politician nor any minister or officer comes to light his car. Ramaraja is given a salute by the armed forces around here. Lord Shri Ram is still worshipped as a king here in the temple.
This place is located on the Khajuraho road, 21 km from Jhansi. Barua Sagar is a historical place, where a war was fought between the Peshwa soldiers and the Bundelas in 1744. The place is named after a huge lake Barua Sagar Tal, which was formed about 260 years ago when King Udit Singh of Orchha built a dam on the river. The structure of the dam is a unique example of architecture and engineering. An old fort built by him is beautifully situated here at a height from which the fort is formed by the lake and the surrounding landscape.
How and when to go
It is accessible by rail and air. The nearest airport is Gwalior. The ideal time to visit Jhansi is between November to March. At this time you can also visit here in the rain. The fort and tourist spots bathed in the rain are bright and blossoming.