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Jhansi Fort built in 1613 by Bir Singh Joo Deo, raja of Orchha, is worth visiting primarily for the views from its ramparts – to the old town on one side, and the Cantonment on the other. Rani Lakshmibai is supposed to have leapt over the west wall on horseback to escape the British, though she must have had a very athletic horse to do so. Inside the fort are a couple of unremarkable temples, plus an old cistern and the ruins of a palace. The fort also has a nightly sound and light show.

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