Gwalior Fort

This 8th Century architectural marvel is perched upon a hill top in Gwalior city of Madhya Pradesh. Having seen many dynasties conquer and get vanquished throughout the history, while it kept standing, the fort has also been subjected to many changes in design and gone through many renovations. The main structure though, chiefly houses two massive palaces along with several temples and water tanks. Teli ka Mandir and Maan Singh Palace are two most notable of its occupants. While the former is built in an attractive Dravidian style architecture of shrine which features intricately sculpted exteriors, the latter was built in the 15th century by king Man Singh and displays a stunning Architecture of Tomar dynasty. With a façade made up of pretty ceramic tiles in blue, the palace looks dazzling. In addition to these, the magnificent Saas-Bahu temple, Gujari Mahal, Karan Palace, Chaturbhuj Temple, Shahjahan Mahal, Jai Vilas Palace and Jahangir Mahal situated in the fort complex are other buildings worthy of your attention.

 

Location: Gwalior

Known For: Exemplary architecture 

How to Reach: Gwalior can be reached easily by air, road or railway. While Gwalior airport is well connected by most major cities of Madhya Pradesh and Delhi, it can be reached by most major cities of the country through rail or roadways (via interstate buses or by personal vehicle).

Approximate Cost: Approx. Rs. 70-80 for Indians & Rs. 200-300 for foreigners

Operating Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Type: Palace.

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