Organized by the Tourism Department of the Government of Uttar Pradesh at the end of February or the beginning of March, the weeklong extravaganza called Jhansi Mahotsav, draws huge crowds of admirers at its venues.
The festival is packed with delightful events that highlight the ethnicity, traditions, social customs, rituals, religious beliefs, culture and especially the colourful rustic life of the people of Budelkhand.
The main program of the festival is held in the evenings in an open air auditorium located in the vicinity of the Archeological Museum. The events in the program comprise music and dance performances including the local folk dances and Alha songs depicting the traditions and culture of the region.
An array of competitive events including making rangoli, mehndi designs and presenting Ayurvedic recipe are held in the State Archeological Museum.
But the events requiring larger space such as fruits, flowers and vegetable shows and handicrafts fair are held in Rani Laskmi Bai Park and Narayan Bagh.