Jhansi is a historic city of north India which lies on the banks of the Pahujor Pushpavati River, in the state of Uttar Pradesh and region of Bundelkhand. Jhansi is the administrative headquarters of Jhansi District and Jhansi Division. The original walled city grew up around its stone fort, which crowns a neighbouring rock. This district is on the bank of the River Betwa.
The city is situated between the rivers Pahunj and Betwa. It has an average elevation of 284 metres (935 feet). The boundary of the city is irregular, the northern boundary being contiguous with that of the district of Jalaun. Jhansi is well connected to all other major towns in Uttar Pradesh by road and railway networks. It is about 415 km from New Delhi and 292 km from Lucknow, and is called the Gateway to Bundelkhand.
The National Highway Development Project has encouraged Jhansi's development. The north-south corridor connecting Kashmir to Kanyakumari passes through Jhansi as does the East-West corridor; consequently there has been a sudden rush to infrastructure and real estate development in the city. A greenfield airport development has been planned.