Historical city of Jhansi is the headquarters of Jhansi district in state of UttarPradesh which perched on the banks of Pahuj River, Jhansi serves to be the gateway to Bundelkhand region. The name of Jhansi reminds us the valor and bravery of Rani Lakshmibai popularly known as Jhansi ki Rani (Queen of Jhansi). Jhansi which boasts of glorious history is also rich in its culture and tradition.
Being a major city of Bundelkhand region, Jhansi is sometimes referred as the mirror of Bundelkhand culture. Culture of Jhansi represents the culture of entire Bundelkhand region. Hindi and Bundeli are main languages of Jhansi. Bundeli is a basically a dialect of Hindi language and is spoken in all part of Bundelkhand region. Jhansi is predominantly populated by Hindu people.
Festivals celebrated in the city serve to be an integral part of culture of Jhansi. Like many other parts of India, Jhansi too celebrates all major festivals like Deepawali, holi, Dussera, etc. Besides, there are many local festivals which the city of Jhansi celebrates with great enthusiasm. Celebration of these festivals provides the insights into the cultural and traditional life style of the people of Jhansi. Badhai, Saira, Rai and Dhimrai are some of the unique folk dance forms of Jhansi and its surrounding region. These beautiful folk dances are mainly performed on special occasions like festivals and other cultural events.