Old Town

The modern city of Gwalior is classified into three different regions. One of these three regions is the Old Town. The other two regions are Morar and Lashkar.

The Old Town of Gwalior is also referred to as Hazira. This part of Gwalior is big enough and is located towards the north of the Gwalior Fort. The historical importance of the Old Town at Gwalior makes it an important attraction for the tourists who come to visit the city. Some of the major places of interest of the Old Town at Gwalior are given below.

The tomb of Tansen is located close to the tomb of Mohammad Ghaus. Tansen used to be the most prominent musician in Mughal emperor Akbar's court. This tomb was built in the 17th century. This place houses the famous function called Tansen Sangeet Samaroh.

The Jami Masjid is one of the significant tourist attractions of the Old Town. This historical monument was established by the Mughal ruler Mutamad Khan in the year 1661. The structure is made up of tall minarets, golden domes and white and red varieties of sandstone.

The Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus is one of the places of interest in the Old town in Gwalior. This monument stands in the eastern region of Gwalior. This tomb was built in memory of a saint who was a Sufi by faith. This person became famous for helping Babur to seize the Gwalior Fort. It was created in the 16th century.

Last Updated on 16th Oct 2012