An architectural marvel of the 8th century, the Gwalior Fort is perched on a hilltop, near the Gwalior city of Madhya Pradesh. Being adhered to the conquests of various dynasties and rulers, the design of this majestic hill top had been subjected to various changes. The defensive structure of the fort comprises two main Palaces, temples and water tanks. Amongst it, the most acknowledged is the Teli-Ka-Mandir and Man Singh Palace. The former one was built in the Dravidian style shrine and its generously sculpted exteriors are highly appreciated. Quite a watch are the two pillared Saas-Bahu temples in the fort complex as well.
Then there is the Man Singh Palace, built by the king Man Singh in the 15th century. The reputed Palace has an amazing design. With blue ceramic tiles at the front façade and an impressive structure the Man Singh Palace reflects the true colors of Tomar dynasty. To compliment the Man Singh Palace, the Gwalior Fort complex also houses the Gujari Mahal. This was built by Raja Man Singh for his beloved queen Mrignayani. Other notable structures in the majestic Gwalior Fortress are the Karan Palace, the Jahangir Mahal and Shahjahan Mahal.
It is best advised that the Gwalior fort should be visited between the autumn of October and the spring of March. Monsoon time is also favorable for the visit.
Entry Fees at Gwalior Fort
- For Indians: Rs. 75/- Per Person
- For foreign: Rs. 250/- Per Person
- For Children: Below 15 year's free entry
The Sound and Light Show at Gwalior Fort
The Sound and Light Show forms an integral part of the visit to the gwalior Fort. The show is held at the open Amphitheatre at the Man Mandir Palace in the evenings. The Sound and Light Show is held on every night
The Sound and Light Show Timings
- Hindi Show: 7:30 pm
- English Show: 8:30 pm