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. Plan to visit Gwalior Fort during your Gwalior vacation using our convenient Gwalior day trip planning website .
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  • There are two entrance to the fort. if u want to enter into the fort from main entrance you will have to take a steep climb which is rigorous. Other way where u need to book a car (autos are not allow...  more »
  • Travelled to gwalior on a short trip just last weekend, Visited Gwalior fort and the best part is that the place isnt crowded much. You can have view of gwalior city from the fort.  more »
  • very different experience as the fort is of different architectural qualities and quite separated from the town itself. There is a school and some residential buildings near but it feels quite seclude...  more »
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  • 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.

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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.
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