Gujari Mahal

Gujari Mahal, ensconced within the spectacular Gwalior Fort, is a spectacular edifice that dots the landscape of the ancient city. Shrouded in age old history, Gwalior is famed for its jewel in the crown, the impressive Gwalior Palace. The palace has been aptly described as the pearl amongst fortresses in India by none other than the Mughal monarch Babar. The palace sprawls across a generous expanse and houses several shrines and palaces, of which the Gujari Mahal holds a special place.

The origin of the palace can be traced back to the medieval era. The palace was constructed by Raja Mansingh Tomar for his beloved queen Mrignayani way back in the 15th century AD. The palace is well maintained and this is evinced by its dazzling exteriors. The palace has recently been converted into an archaeological museum that showcases a wide array of priceless artifacts.

The palace also boasts of a large collection of valued sculptures that depict the cultural legacy of the Hindus and the Jains as far back as early 1st and 2nd century BC as well as several ancient fresco paintings. Some of the archaeological highlights include the statuette of the tree goddess Shalbhanjika, one of the exquisite miniature pieces that have been brought all the way from Gyraspur. The cherished artifact is kept with the museum's curator and can been seen only on special request. Tourists can visit the museum throughout the week barring Mondays when it stays open from 10 am to 5 pm, during a tour to Gwalior.

Last Updated on 16th Oct 2012