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Gwalior Fort, Gwalior

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Gwalior Fort dates back to the 8th century and dominates an eponymous town, nestled on top of a 3 km (1.8 mi) rocky plateau. Hike up to the sandstone fortress to admire the efforts taken to build an imposing structure encapsulating three temples and six ornate palaces within it. On a guided tour of the fort, you can learn more about its architectural marvels and intricate decorations, as well as hear stories about the structure's rich and turbulent centuries-long history. Use our Gwalior trip itinerary builder to add Gwalior Fort and other attractions to your Gwalior vacation plans.
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  • Nice fort with underground rooms and hidden ways. Saas Bahu temple in fort area also worth visiting.  more »
  • This is a beautiful fort on the hills. On the way of this fort there are many Jainism Mountainous Idols you can see. I fell in love with the paintings on the walls of the fort.  more »
  • If any is visiting Gwalior, then Gwalior Fort is a Must see destination. You need to spend minimum 3 hours to cover the entire fort and an additional hour to visit the Gurudwara.  more »
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  • One of the best and most strategic forts of India it is celebrated not just for its location, its excellent condition now but also for its ornamentation. Almost all of the forts in India and abroad are built for military purpose and hence have only a utilitarian architecture. However, Gwalior fort is decorated with sculpture and tiling.  It is a huge fort which was built in many ages. The first structure which is almost invisible now was built 2000 years ago. Then the Tomars rebuilt it in the current avatar with those five famous pillars facing north and the city outside.  The fort is more famous for the monuments in it. There are two very ancient temples of Sahasra Bahu (also called Sas-Bahu) and Teli Ka Mandir. They are around 1100 to 900 years old. Then there is Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod, the Scindia boys' school and hostel and a host of other smaller monuments. While climbing the fort the hills are carved with more than a thousand sculptures of Jain tirthankars, more than anywhere else. The other side is also carved with some sculptures and there is the rock-cut Chaturbhuj temple, the temple to mention 'zero' for the first time in history.  Gwalior fort is a vast complex in itself and anyone visiting Gwalior cannot miss it. It is one of the most beautiful forts of India. A must visit.
  • Nice place and easy to be get here thru cabs many attractive sculptures and guide facilities are awesome. The view of city from the top point is really great ,must visit place with family and friends.
  • I am not a morning person. On this ocassion i was compelled for an early morning trek to the majestic Gwalior Fort and it turned out worth the effort. Built in 8th century probably the biggest fort in India after the Amber fort in Jaipur. The Man Mandir and Gurjari Mahal are the main attractions. One of spots along the ramparts of the fort is presumably the highest spot, that offers you a panaromic view of the city of Gwalior. The remnant of a natural cooling and a communication system is worth seeing and the mirror arrangement to light up the otherwise dark fort with natural light is amazing. We came back later in the day to watch an amazing Light and Sound Show. 'Chamak uthi san satavan mai wo talwar purani thi, khoob ladi mardani wo to Jhansi wali rani thi' Picture clicked in August 2011.
  • This is very famous historical Place. if you are visiting gwalior must visit GWALIOR FORT and surrounding monument of the fort. Here is also one of the oldest data bandi chod gurudwara. The famous SCINDIA SCHOOL is also here.
  • A descent thing to have a look upon. Though the fort is just not what expected to be, however the view of the city from that height is really mesmerizing. Don't expect peace or decency. Many people go there just to put nose in your business and make hooting and shouting. So beware. The light and sound show is just a time pass thing. Not that must fascinating or stunning.