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Gwalior Fort, Gwalior - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474001, India

Phone: +91-7514040777

Ticket Price: 75 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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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  • Wow... amazing place to visit. This fort situated on hill, city view from here is awesome. There is a temple in the premise of the fort. People come here from all over the world to this historical place.

  • It's the largest fort in India according to Babur and indeed it is. Spend a good amount of time here and I strongly recommend you take a guide along. Linger on for light and sound shoe it adds to the charm of the place

  • Awesome place within the city. Very nice place for all whether you are a youngster, senior , sports person, athlete or a child. It's a right place for all. Full of marvellous monuments and scenic beauty. I love to be there always.

  • this the perfect example of history. This fort had the most colorful wall and painting, decorated with beautiful art. some of which survived through the year. Fort has vibrant history as palace for many kings to prison for many royal family. music and light show takes you on the journey of the fort via story and music.

  • It is called Gibraltar of the East but I think this one is much better and older then Gibraltar. A place totally worth to spend the time and have a walk in the past. Hire a guide he/she will help you much better to understand things.

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