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
Gwalior Fort - Review
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
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
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Gwalior Fort, Gwalior Reviews
Very nice place, totally natural very well maintained, ambiance is adorable. The sun rise and sunset view is amazing. 1. Do not litter around the fort and follow all the guidelines given by the fort authorities. 2. Make sure not the miss the brilliant light and sound show. Referred to as 'the pearl amongst fortresses in India'
Mind-blowing place is this. Rightly described as 'the pearl' amongst the hill fort's in India. Amazing views of this historical site, great and long history behind the construction of this Huge fort. The inner layout is one of the best. The views of this fort is visible from a distance. Horse ride to this fort was very much enjoying.
Great place for history lovers. And good place to hang out in nice whether. But females should come with at least one male because some goons are also found there. Besides this, it is awesome place to visit. Man Singh palace is one of the best places of modern times. You can see whole Gwalior from fort.
I have been to Gwalior once, and visited this famous fort during my stay in Gwalior in that trip. Fort is big, and will take some time to finish roaming. Maintenance can be improved although. Fort gives you the feeling of how Kings must have been living in the lavish place with so many facilities.
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