Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Madhya Pradesh  /  Gwalior District  /  Gwalior  /  Historic Sites  /  Gwalior Fort

Gwalior Fort, Gwalior

4.3
#1 of 21 in Things to do in Gwalior
Ruin Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Gwalior Fort
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
669 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Excellent party, testy food, nice ambience, staff was very helpful and friendly we recommend to all my friends and relatives  more »
  • great tourist place alongside the meuseum and few other laces to look around, right in the heart of small town Gwalior , the mesmerizing View of the entire city and the complete lifestyle of kings and...  more »
  • The palace is created by the sindhiya's . It is huge . It's museum has different historic artifacts. It has different size of guns  more »
Google
  • Fort is a little like a maze. Great architecture. Museum, park is also there. City view from the top is amazing.
  • The one who loves historical places, it is their destination. Not possible to finish the visit in one day. The fort has many stories hiding behind the walls. The amazing adventurous trip I have ever had.
  • Great place for people who are thrilled by historic places and the stories they tell. Its well maintained. Visit during winters for better experience.
  • History and nostalgia both rolled into one. I still remember how things were not properly managed early on. But now i see a host of new development and restoration of this old relic which have stood the test of time. Certainly worth a visit for everyone with light and sound show a must watch. Truly the essence of Gwalior.
  • Main attraction in Gwalior. A must place to see if travelling to Gwalior. Its better to go in evening as it is generally hot in day time. Can be easily reached by car. One should also see the Sound and Light show in the fort. There 2 shows at 7:30 (in hindi) & 8:30 ( in english) in the evening. At night you can see the entire city from the fort.

Plan your trip to Gwalior

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Gwalior

Gwalior has numerous accommodations fairly evenly spread across the city center. Most international visitors find lodgings close to the main Gwalior Junction train station. With proximity to the major attractions as well as transport links, the hotels here are largely mid-range and budget, with some particularly affordable guesthouses on the residential side streets. Look farther to the west for more characterful hotels and guesthouses if planning to stay in the city for a while, to delve into its rich history and former regality.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Gwalior by other users

10 days in Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Gwalior BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Gwalior BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Gwalior & Orchha BY A USER FROM INDIA September, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA September, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Madhya Pradesh BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans