(Last Updated on : 19/01/2010)
Rising from the mists of history at the time of Chandela rulers of ninth century AD, Bundelkhand from Uttar Pradesh is a place worth visiting. It has produced a lineage of great rulers. Bir Singh Deo, a favourite of Mughal Emperor Jehangir also ruled over Bundelkhand. Much later during the famous Mutiny of 1857, a revolutionary leader was produced who continued the fights with the then British rulers. She is none other than Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi. In the present scenario, Bundelkhand encompasses several districts namely Lalitpur, Jhansi, Jalam, Hamirpur, Banda and Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh and also some districts in Madhya Pradesh. These include Chattarpur, Sagar, Tikamgarh, Panna, Damoh and some parts of Gwalior, Shivpuri, Datia and Chanderi.
Principal cities of Bundelkhand include- Orcha (M.P), Jhansi (U.P), Datia (M.P), Sonagiri (M.P), Shivpuri (M.P), Mahoba(U.P), Deogarh(U.P), Chitrakoot(U.P), Kalpi(U.P), Kalinjar(U.P) and Khajuraho(M.P).