Gwalior Fort, Madhya Pradesh

The Gwalior Fort is one of India's jewels in the crown that is considered to be the pearl amongst fortresses in India by none other than the Mughal emperor Babar. The impressive fort dominates the city's skyline and happens to be one of those places that one must visit during a lifetime.

The majestic fort spreads across an expanse of 3 sq. km and stands tall, basking in its former glory. The fort records a tumultuous past of the vicissitudes of time. The fort is barricaded by a crenellated wall strengthened by sandstone. The fort also enfolds a number of shrines, palaces as well as water reservoirs within its premises.

Built in the 15th century by Raja Man Singh Tomar, the five hundred year old Gwalior Fort has passed through the hands of the Tomars, the Marathas, the Mughals as well as the British. Today, however, the fort is a part of the property of the Scindias.

The southern fringes of the fort present a spectacular view. The entryway has intricate rock images of the Jain Tirthankaras. Tourists entering the fort are far from disappointed when they are greeted by a plethora of stunning temples, palaces, arches, gates and sparkling sylvan water bodies.

Amongst the numerous shrines that dot the interiors of the palace, the primordial Teli-ka-Mandi, twin Saas-Bahu Temples and the Chaturbhuj Mandir hold a special place. The spectacular Man Singh Palace, the macabre Jauhar Kund as well as the Karan Palace, Shah Jahan Palace, the Gujri Mahal and the Jahangir Palace sited within the fort's premises are also worth a visit on a tour to Gwalior.

Location of Gwalior Fort, Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior Fort - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressGwalior Fort, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh - 474008
Entry Fee :Entry Fee for Adult : 75 Rs.
Entry Fee for Children : 40 Rs.
Entry fee for Foreigners : 250 Rs.
Timings :Visiting Hours - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Phone No (Official) +91-751-4040777
Photography allowed or notNot Allowed
Nearest railway stationGwalior Train Station

Last Updated on : May 16, 2015