|Fast facts -||The fort is located in the city of Gwalior and ranks among the most popular tourist attractions of the city.|
|Did you know -||The fort was described as the 'the pearl in the necklace of the castles of Hind' by Mughal Emperor Babur. It was built by Raja Man Singh Tomar in the 15th century.|
|Must do -||Visit the well known sites and monuments inside the temple. Visit the various temples and religious shrines.|
|Must see -||Teli-ka-Mandir, Saas-Bahu Temples, Karan Palace, Shahjahan Mahal.|
Ranking among the most popular tourist attractions in Gwalior, the Gwalior Fort is a specimen of the wonderful ancient Indian architecture. The fort was described as the 'the pearl in the necklace of the castles of Hind' Mughal Emperor Babur. Hundreds of tourists and historians come to the Gwalior Fort to get a feel of the mighty ancient Indian architecture.
The Gwalior Fort is spread over an area of 3 square kms and is surrounded by giant walls made of sandstone. There are three temples, six palaces and lots of water tanks inside the fort complex. The fort is one of the most secure fortresses in North and Central India. It was constructed by Raja Man Singh Tomar in the 15th century.
For five hundred years, the fort has been taken over by various dynasties. It was first held by the Tomars and was later taken over by the Mughals, the Marathas and the British. The fort was finally handed to the Scindias. The temples inside the fort are dedicated to the Hindu and Jain faiths. One of the well known monuments is the Teli-ka-Mandir. It is a Dravidian-style shrine which was made in the 9th century. The building was originally dedicated to Vishnu, but later was used to worship of Lord Siva. The Saas-Bahu Temples are known for their bas-reliefs and intricate carvings. Other notable sites include Karan Palace, Jahangir Mahal, Shahjahan Mahal and the Gujri Mahal. There is also an ancient gurudwara and mosque.
The ideal time for visiting the Gwalior Fort is between the months of October and March. The weather is this part of the year is pleasant with dry weather. Gwalior is also well accessible. It is well connected with other parts of the country through a well developed air, rail and road network.