Gwalior Fort

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  • 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

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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
  • Alfanzo
  • Silver Saloon
  • Kebab Corner
  • Chowpal Restaurant
  • Mess
  • Quality Restaurant
  • Param Restaurant

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  • Gwalior Fort Address: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474001, India
  • Gwalior Fort Contact Number: +91-7514040777
  • Gwalior Fort Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Gwalior Fort Price: 75 INR
  • Best time to visit Gwalior Fort(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Gwalior Fort: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gwalior Fort

  • 95% of people who visit Gwalior include Gwalior Fort in their plan

  • 74.15% of people start their Gwalior Fort visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Gwalior Fort

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

88.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gwalior Fort

People normally club together Ghaus Tomb And Samadhi Of Tansen and Sas Bahu Temple while planning their visit to Gwalior Fort.

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  • 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

  • ग्वालियर किले को इसकी बनावट के कारण “किलों का रत्न” भी कहा जाता है। यह किला भारत के बीचो-बीच मध्यप्रदेश के ग्वालियर जिले में गोपांचल नामक छोटी पहाड़ी पर स्थित है यह सिर्फ ग्वालियर की नहीं बल्कि पूरे भारत की शान है जो की वर्तमान में एक ऐतहासिक संग्रहालय के रूप में जाना जाता है। ग्वालियर किले का इतिहास व जानकारी किसने बनवाया – मानसिंग तोमर कब बनवाया – 8 वीं शताब्दी में ऊँचाई – 35 फ़ीट दो मुख्य दरवाजे – पहला उत्तर-पूर्व (हाथीपूल) और दूसरा दक्षिण-पश्चिम (बदालगढ़ द्वार) क्षेत्रफल – 3 किलोमीटर इस किले को इसकी सुरक्षित बनावट के कारण इसे दो भागों में बाँटा गया है। पहला भाग ” गुजरी महल” जो की रानी मृगनयनी के लिए बनवाया गया और दूसरा भाग है “मान मंदिर” इसी किले पर “शून्य” से जुड़े हुए सबसे पुराने दस्तावेज किले के ऊपर जाने वाले रास्ते के मंदिर में मिले। जो की करीब 1500 साल पुराने थे।

  • Mesmerizing architecture, such baffling examples of human efforts, determination and dedication are rare in the world. Song sung in stone.... Magnificent, grand perfect. I can sit there for my entire life.... Must see.. It's awesome😳😇😇😇

  • This fort is surrounded by concrete walls of sandstone, the Gwalior Fort encloses three temples, six palaces and several water tanks, and is truly an architectural marvel. The different palaces and temples are a reflection of the architectural finery and skill that existed during those times and continues to be appreciated till date. The most beautiful place in the entire premises is no doubt the Man Mandir Palace, which with its amazingly elaborate structure, seems to hang at the edge of the striking fort , it is really good place. ❤👍👍

  • This is a great place to visit if you have any inclination to history. Please do appoint a tourist guide who shall help you in relating various monuments in the fort to its history and various rulers who built and conquered the fort from time to time. It's at quite a height. Off course there is a road but one can also climb by foot. There are several gates to go up and down the fort.

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