Gwalior FortCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474001, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-7514040777
- Ticket Price: 75 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort, Heritage Building
About Gwalior Fort, Gwalior
The Gwalior Fort is situated in the eastern part of the city of Gwalior. This whole Fort is divided into two main parts- The Gujari Mahal and the Man Mandir. These two parts are further divided into sub parts. The fort is built on a hillock which is a part of the Vindhyachal Range and is known as the Gopachal Hill. A beautiful small river flows near the fort which is called the Swarnarekha.
According to the legends, there lived a chief of the Silhonia village known as Suraj Sen Kachhawa who went on a hunting trip one day and came across the hermit Gwalipa or Galava. This saint is said to have given him water from the Surajkund reservoir that healed leprosy. As a token of gratitude Suraj Sen built a city and named it Gwalior after the Saint Gwalipa.
The longest ruling dynasty of Gwalior was the Pal Dynasty who ruled for almost a 1000 years and was immediately followed by the Pratihara Dynasty. The rule then changed hands from the Pratiharas to the Turks, Tomar, Suri, Mughals, Rana Jats and the Marathas.
The fort premise is very well maintained and has many historical buildings such as palaces, temples, tanks, etc. There are 11 temples dedicated to Gautama Buddha and Jain Tirthankaras. The main palaces are the Gujari, Man Mandir, Karn Palace, the Jahangir and the Shah Jahan. The fort has a very irregular appearance. There are two main entrances among which the Hathi Pul or the elephant Gate is more beautiful.
The man Mandir was built and named after Maharaja man Singh Tomar and is known for its beautiful architecture and the designs and carvings on its walls. The Gujari Mahal was a gift of love from Maharaja Man Singh Tomar to his beloved wife Mrignayani, the princess of Gujar after he won her hand for marriage. It was built to fulfill her widh of a separate palace with all day water facility from the River Rai. The other important buildings are Teli Ka Mandir, Vikram Mahal, Sas-Bahu Temple, Garuda Monument, Chhatri of Bhim Singh Rana, etc. The Gujari mahal is now transferred into a museum.
Gwalior Fort Information
- Photography is prohibited inside the museum.
Gwalior Fort Ticket Prices
- Rs 75 per person for adults; Rs 40 per person for children; Rs 250 per person for foreign tourists.
How To reach Gwalior Fort by Public Transport
- The nearest railway station is the Gwalior Train Junction.
- The nearest airport is the Maharajpur Air force Base Airport.
Restaurants Near Gwalior Fort
- Delhi Parathewala
- Jain Restaurant
- Chotiwala Restaurant
- Indian Coffee House
- Swaad Restaurant
- Blue Fox
- Amber Garden Café
- Silver Saloon
- Kebab Corner
- Chowpal Restaurant
- Quality Restaurant
- Param Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gwalior Fort
95% of people who visit Gwalior include Gwalior Fort in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
74.77% of people start their Gwalior Fort visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Gwalior Fort
87.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gwalior Fort
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One more attraction at the Gwalior fort is the light and sound program which is conducted in both English and Hindi at 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM, respectively. This program captures the entire history of the fort. When lights of various colors fall on the entrance wall of the fort, the sight is very soothing. Do not miss this... I suggest that one should spend a full day at the fort to closely observe the architecture from various dynasties. There are guides available at the fort who will take you on a trip to the Gwalior fort's history...
As you know it's a fort, it makes the entire trip adventurous and curious. If you are going with a group, it comes in best options. A guide will be there to help you if you like to hire. But in summers it becomes too hot there. So better you go early morning or in the evening in summers. Or you can go anytime as your choice ☺️
One of the most beautiful forts in India, with attractive piece of architecture and design, to depict the lifestyle of the Maharaj who resided there. Whole city view from the zenith point of the monument is very eye catching. From the entrance to the top, there are sites which are picturesquely wonderful. Just in case someone has a knee problem or children disliking walking much should avoid climbing the infinite stairs and up-slopes as the main Museum and Palace is situated at the topmost point from where one can enjoy the beauty of Gwalior town. Lastly, beware of the squirrels there, they are so cute but swift to be captured in a snap😉.
A beautiful piece of Indian history on display. Moving around in city never makes you ready for what to expect at the fort. Fourteen hundred years of history compressed at one architectural monument is a total gem. The fort, in beauty and scale, is much magnificent than the more famous Red fort of Delhi. A wonderful place to visit, but in winter or at least not in summer, so that you enjoy moving around. Never forget to purchase the tourist guide released by Madhya Pradesh government, it is authoritative, authentic and dirt cheap and these small books are available right at the fort.
It's a good place to explore the heritage of Gwalior.. U can see the beat view of Gwalior from the fort... Hence the best time to go there is before 5 p. M. Good place for shoots.. And u can also go for a guide.... Amazing place to with family and friends.. U should definitely go there if u visit Gwalior
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