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In 1728, Mohammed Khan Bangash attacked Chattrasal. Shrimant Bajirao Peshve helped Maharaja Chattrasal defeat the Mughal army. As a mark of gratitude, Maharaja Chattrasal offered a part of his state, which included Jhansi, to Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa . In 1742 Naroshanker was made the subedar of Jhansi. During his tenure of 15 years he not only extended the strategically important Jhansi fort (the extension is called Shankergarh), but also constructed other buildings. In 1757, after Naroshanker was called back by the Peshwa. Madhav Govind Kakirde and then Babulal Kanahai were made the subedars of Jhansi. From 1766 to 1769 Vishwas Rao Laxman served as the subedar of Jhansi. Then Raghunath Rao (II) Newalkar was appointed the subedar of Jhansi. He was a very able administrator, increasing the revenue of the state and building both the MahaLakshmi Temple and the Raghunath Temple.
After the death of Shiv Rao his grandson Ramchandra Rao was made subedar of Jhansi. His poorly administered term ended with is death in 1835. His successor Raghunath Rao (III) died in 1838. The British rulers then accepted Gangadhar Rao as the Raja of Jhansi. The inefficient administration of Raghunath Rao (III) left Jhansi in a very poor financial position. However, he was succeeded by Raja Gangadhar Rao, who was a very good administrator. He was reportedly very generous and sympathetic, and the local population of Jhansi was well satisfied. In 1842 Raja Gangadhar Rao married Manikarnika Tambe who was the given the new name of Lakshmi Bai. Lakshmi Bai ruled Jhansi after the death of her husband and used the fort as her residence. In 1858 she 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. 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.

Jansi Fort Travel Taj Mahal travel brings you within the close proximity of one of the most celebrated monument and heritage site of India - the Taj Mahal. Visit Agra city, the home of Taj that encloses some of the best monumental grandeur of the Mughal era, beside the Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal travel is a joy forever and for any imaginative visitor rare experience. Internationally, Taj Mahal represents India; designed like a palace and finished like a jewel. Pure, gloriously perfect and superbly lovely, and like a jewel made of white marble, the Taj sparkles under the moonlight. During the early morning hours its white beauty takes a blushing soft pinkish colour and in the dusk hours Taj Mahal reflects the fiery shades of the setting sun. Nicely depicting the different moods of a woman, right!

“It appears like a perfect pearl on an azure ground. The effect is such I have never experienced from any work of art.” :- Hodges, British painter

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