Lashkar





The Gwalior city consists of three major places. Lashkar is one of these places, while the other two places are the Old Town and Morar. The name Lashkar has been derived from the Persian word lashkar, which means camp or army.

This place is located towards the south of the well known Gwalior Fort. It was built in the year 1809. The person who created this place was Daulat Rao Scindia. By the year 1829, Lashkar transformed into a developed town with houses made of stone, broad streets and a good sewage system.

This region of Gwalior was actually a camp, but, later on, it became the capital of the Gwalior state during the time of the Scindias. Lashklar of Gwalior houses many places of interest. Tourists from across the country of India come here to visit these places. A few significant attractions of Lashkar are given below.

The Rani of Jhansi Memorial is located towards the south-east of the Gwalior Fort. This place has been established to pay homage to Laxmi Bai, who dedicated her life for India's independence.

The Jai Vilas Palace and Museum is one of the major tourist destinations of Lashkar in Gwalior. As many as 35 rooms of the palace have been used up to establish a museum. This museum is called the Scindia Museum and it exhibits a number of items associated with the life of the Scindias. However, the Maharaja resides in the palace still now.

The Moti Mahal is one of the places of interest of Lashkar in Gwalior. The ornamental colored glass and beautiful paintings associated with the Hindu mythology are the main attractions of the place.



Last Updated on 16th Oct 2012

     


     

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