Gwalior Fort, one of the largest forts in India, was established in the 8th century. Emperor Babur had described it as the pearl in the necklace of forts in India.
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List of articles on Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.
Hotel Sita Manor was, surprisingly, recommended by another hotel in the area. We first went to Hotel Gwalior Regency, which was mentioned in Lonely Planet.
Jai Vilas Palace, designed by Lt. Col. Sir Michael Filose, was built in the year 1809. The Scindia Museum occupies a potion of this opulent palace.
Along the path leading to the fort from the Southern side are many Jain rock sculptures. These sculptures have been cut into the cliff face.
A detailed photo feature on the beautiful Sas Bahu Temples within the Gwalior Fort Complex. The Saas Temple is dedicated to Vishnu while the Bahu temple is dedicated to Shiva.
Gurdwara Datta Bandi Chorh Sahib is associated with the imprisonment of Guru Har Gobind Sahib in Gwalior Fort and his celebrated release in which he managed to win freedom for 52 Rajas who had long suffered imprisonment in the Fort.
Gwalior Fort is about 2 miles long and more than 300 ft tall. While Mughals primarily used this fort as a prison, the earlier Hindu dynasties including the Kachhwahas and Tomars contributed towards the architecture of this fort.
Both the Gwalior Fort and the Jai Vilas Palace are definitely worth a visit and can easily be covered in a day. It’s a small town so getting around in auto-rickshaws is quite easy and doesn’t cost much.