Gwalior, in central India and in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is a historical town with shades of cultures and mores passing down from many dynasties. Located some 120 kms south of Agra, and once a proud centre of many northern Indian kingdoms, including the Tomras to Mughals to Marathas to Scindias, this city is visited by tourists for its forts, white sandstone mosques, temples and buttresses.
Gwalior is mostly visited for its antique charm of art and architecture, where antiquity and modernity co-exist gloriously. The Gwalior Fort, at a height of 100m above the main town, is the most prominent structure in the city. The 15th century Man Mandir attracts tourists for its highly structured architectural motif and patterns. The 9th century Teli-ka-Mandir, at a height of 100ft, delights for its amalgamation of Dravidian and Indo-Aryan architecture style.
The 11th century Saas-Bahu Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is popular for its elaborately patterned and intricate artwork. If the Jai Vilas Palace- now the residence of the Scindia family- delights for its European style of architecture, then the Tomb of Tansen is a testimony of the flourishing classical music during the Mughal time. Another major tourist attraction in Gwalior includes the Mausoleum of Ghaus Mohammed, a 16th century sandstone tomb that depicts the shades of glorious Mughal architectural.
By Air Gwalior airport is located 8 kms from the main city centre that links it to rest of India.
By Rail The railway station is located within the city where regular trains are available to all major cities of India.
By Road Gwalior is connected by a good network of road that links it to major cities and towns of the state and to other parts of India.
The historical city of Gwalior Madhya Pradesh is worth a visit for its serene surroundings and for the legendary Gwalior Fort. Located some 5 km off the main city, the fort delights for its architectural worth as well as for its picturesque environs. Away from the chaos and bustle of the city, the magnificent Gwalior Fort stands proudly on a steep mass of sandstone and invites history and art from all parts of India.
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Man Mandir Palace is not only the most spectacular palace in the city of Gwalior but it surely features among the best in the entire North India. Located within the premises of the majestic Gwalior Fort in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, the palace is an architectural gem in true sense with a matchless grandiose and beauty. This breathtaking palace was built by legendary Raja Man Singh between 14th and 15th century.
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A trip to Gwalior is not complete unless you visited the majestic and magnificent Gwalior Fort. Within the fort walls are many attractions of historical importance and Suraj Kund is one of them. It’s the original pond within the Fort walls which is believed to have helped cure Suraj Sen, the founder of the Gwalior city. As per legends, the leprosy-struck Suraj Sen took a dip in this very pond and got cured.
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The unique, historical and popular Saas Bahu Temple in Gwalior was built in 1092 AD by King Mahipala of the Kachchhwaha dynasty. Possessing the length and width of respectively 32 and 22 meters, the temple has an inimitable architecture with its doorway having carved idols of Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Its three gateway face three different directions while a room opens towards the fourth direction.
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