India - Gwalior City Information

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Gwalior City Information

 Gwalior is an historical place of Madhya Pradesh and for centuries it controlled one of the major routes between north and south India.    Places of Interest: 
  • Fort - Gwalior Fort dominates the city and is the most significant monument. Emperor Babur described it as "the pearl amongst the fortresses of Hind".
  • Gujari Mahal - The Gujari Mahal is a monument to the love of Raja Mansingh Tomar for his intrepid Gujar Queen, Mrignayani.
  • Man Mandir Palace - Built by Raja Mansingh, the Palace depicts the former glory. It has vast chambers with fine stone screens which were once the music halls. There are circular dungeons which housed the state prisoners of the Mughals.
  • Ghaus Mohammed's Tomb - The sandstone mausoleum of the Afghan prince, Ghaus Mohammed has exquisitely designed screens which use the pierced stone technique as delicate as lace.
  • Gurudwara Data Bandhi Chhod - It was built in the memory of Guru Hargobind Saheb who was imprisoned by the Emperor Jehangir.
  • Gopachal Parvat - It has unique statues of Jain Tirthankars. The largest Idol of Bhagwan Parshwanath on Lotus is the largest statue in single stone piece in the world. There are around 26 Jain statues.
  • Sun Temple - This temple takes its inspiration from the famous Konark Sun Temple in Orissa.
  • Sarod Ghar - This Museum of Music has ancient instruments of the great Indian Masters of yesteryears apart from an impressive collection of photographs and documents related to Indian classical music, heritage and culture.
  • Jai Vilas Palace and Museum - This Palace is the current residence of the Scindia family. Around 25 rooms have been turned into the Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum. The architecture of the Palace includes Italian, Tuscan and Corinthian modes.

 

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