Jhansi of Uttar Pradesh is one of historically important cities in the world map. Rani Mahal, Jhansi was actually the place of Lakshmi Bai, Rani of Jhansi approximately 150 years ago. But The Palace has now been converted into a museum that has carefully treasured the remnants of history and also the little artifacts that belonged to the period of Rani Lakshmi Bai as well as the archeological remains of 9th to 12th century that has been excavated and unearthed recently.
Rani Mahal of Jhansi is the former residence of the Rani of Jhansi whih was construted in the late 18th century. Rani Mahal, Jhansi has been the spectator to India 's first freedom struggle which is the Great Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. The seeds of Mutiny where first sowed from this Rani Mahal, Jhansi where Lakshmi Bai made plans with Tantya Tope and Nana Sahib to prevail over the colonial rule.
Rani Mahal of Jhansi onsissts of arched chambers around an open courtyard that appears splendid and is a welcome break from the characteristic architectures of Bundelkhand; various plans for mutiny were hatched in this palace when the British Resident refuse permission for the repeated efforts for reconciliation from the side of Rani of Jhansi. When the 5th unit of the 12 Native Regiment revolted in proximity to the fort, people near by Rani rose in revolt too and massacred every probable European heart of the city.
The vengeance was quick and equally ruthless. In a well-known incident at the palace, British troops stormed the construction through a rear stable as well as massacred 50 of the Rani's Royal Bodyguards. The major spot worth seeing in the palace with the exception of the museum is the durbar hall. Nestled on the 2nd floor, Durbar Hall features an original painted wood-paneled ceiling.