Gwalior Fort, Gwalior
Gwalior Fort, Gwalior - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474001, India
Ticket Price: 75 INR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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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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Gwalior Fort, Gwalior Reviews
A good historical place to visit in Gwalior. This place has 3 different sites for which you have to buy tickets separately. The ticket rates are minimal for Rs. 20 per person for Indians. And the ticket rates are almost Rs. 100 or more for foreigners. The place mostly remains calm on normal days. But on holidays like new year or Christmas, the place remains crowded with lots of people. Young couples and college friends can be seen visiting. Also many families visit the spots. It covers a large area with lots of cool scenic views. You have to climb the fort, it it takes some effort. There are some food stalls and a canteen for refueling your body nearby. It stays open from morning till evening and is pretty well maintained. If you are in Gwalior you must visit this Fort once.
Gwalior's pride, situated at the centre of the city holding it together. Accessible through roads and public transportation. Going to the main gate upside, parking and paid refreshments are available. You can hire guides with knowledge of a variety of languages. Easy on pocket- tickets to have full visit. Authorities have not been successful maintaining this historic heritage.
My trip to Gwalior recently, featured the Gwalior Fort prominently. We set off on foot from the base of the hill the Fort is built on. It turned out to be a risky experience given the speeding cars combined with sharp turns on the way up. So on-foot ascent is not advised- both because of this and the steep climb, although it may be a delight for the fitness and adventure buffs!! Also even vehicular traffic should be careful along the way as the road is accident prone. On the way to the top you should certainly stop by 10th Century Jain architecture which is carved from the rocks. The fort is built in descending manner from the entrance. There is no view from the fort as all windows and opening are out of access. All one can look at is one floor after another of fort rooms. The area around the fort is scenic though. Two temples are also built on the hilltop at some distance from the actual fort which seem good. Overall I did not find the Fort "a must visit" but certain worth visiting for chilling out and passing a lazy afternoon hours.
It was a great journey to Gwalior Fort from the city. The road is so exciting and hilly. We can feel the old traditional fragrance in the air of Gwalior fort. It contains important history of India and one must ever go and observe this place. Also MP tourism should take care of cleaniness and discipline at the place.
The Majestic Fort of Gwalior has a great history. Very happy to have visited this with my wife during day and the light & Sound Show in the evening. Huge Fort with extraordinary planning and execution built over a Long time. The experienced guide took us over the entire fort narrating the way the Royal families lived.The rise and fall of the fort being used as a place of Royal Living and being used as prison brings tear's in the eyes of patriotic Indian's. The bravenearts who fought various wars to defend the kingdom of bygone era is commendable. The light & Sound show really brought back the memory of yester year's in such a short period of time. Over all, it is an extraordinary experience for me and my wife.