Gwalior FortCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- Photography is prohibited inside the museum.
- Rs 75 per person for adults; Rs 40 per person for children; Rs 250 per person for foreign tourists.
- The nearest railway station is the Gwalior Train Junction.
- The nearest airport is the Maharajpur Air force Base Airport.
- 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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95% of people who visit Gwalior include Gwalior Fort in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
89.19% of people start their Gwalior Fort visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Gwalior Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gwalior Fort
Gwalior Fort, situated on top of a hill, finds its place among the best fortresses of India. It is also considered to be one of the most impenetrable forts in the country. Known for its great architecture and rich past, Gwalior Fort is a must-visit attraction when visiting Central India. Read about the history of the fort here, and find out what makes it such a wonder.
Very nice place. One of the largest fort in India. Wonderful painting on fort wall. You can see the Aerial view of the city from the Fort.. Morning and Evening (after 5 pm) time makes fort awesome. Beautiful maintained and well structured. Great place for hangout with friends and family.
Why the government not taking care of this great monument. It has mesmerizing art of ancient India. Sculptures magnificently carved on stones. Minute details in every design. Just jaw dropping.
Very nice place. One of the largest fort in India. Wonderful painting on fort wall. You carn see the Aerial view of the city from the Fort.. Morning and Evening (after 5 pm) time makes fort awesome Beautiful maintained and well structured. Great place for hangout with friends and family
One of the center of attraction of the city Gwalior. If you love heritage, history & royalty you must visit the gwalior fort. Even if you want to spend some alone time from all the daily routines you can spend some time here.