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About Gwalior

With a splendid medieval fort, fantastical legends and a heritage of extraordinary classical musicians, Gwalior’s rich history offers and intriguing glimses into the past. It is the seat of one of India’s most prominent political families, and has many a tale of kings, sages and miracles to share.

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Sight Seeing

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Gwalior Fort

Perched high above the city, so breathtaking is the 8th-century Gwalior Fort, Emperor Babur is said to have called it the ‘pearl amongst the fortresses of Hind’. Considered invincible, it has witnessed many a battle and jauhar. Make your way up the eastern entrance for exceptional views.
Time : 6:00 am
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Man Mandir Palace

A splendid royal palace, the Man Mandir Palace in the Gwalior Fort was built by the Tomar king, Raja Man Singh. The most striking element here are its captivating tiles and friezes of yellow ducks and mosaics of elephants, tigers and crocodiles in vivid shades of blue, yellow and green.
Time : 10:00 am
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Jai Vilas Palace and the Scindia Museum

The fascinating Scindia Museum occupies thirty-five rooms of the Italian-styled Jai Vilas Palace. The ornate interiors house a collection of artefacts like cut glass furniture, a Persian carpet with portraits of world leaders, and a model silver train that carted decanters and cigars around the table.
Time : 10:00 am

Activities To Do

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Pay your respects

The 8th-century Teli ka Mandir is the oldest monument in Gwalior Fort, and stands a hundred feet tall. Spend some time exploring this phenomenal Rajput temple, which showcases an exquisite blend of the Dravidian and Nagara architectural styles.
Time : 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Discover hidden treasures

Raja Man Singh built Gujari Mahal as a symbol of his love for Mrignayani, his beloved rani. It is now the site of the State Archaeological Museum, and houses many a rare exhibit. The highlight of any visit is the renowned Salabhanjika, a superb sculpture often compared to the Venus de Milo.
Time : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Reconnect with the past

Take in the hexagonal pillars and stoned-carved jaalis, both classic examples of the Mughal architecture of the time, at the serene tomb of Ghaus Mohammed. A sufi saint, Ghaus Mohammed is believed to be the mentor of Tansen, one of the nine courtiers of Emperor Akbar’s court.
Time : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shopping

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Take home a piece of Gwalior

Some of the most popular curios at Arihant Emporium near Jai Vilas Palace are its marble and silver boxes that are adorned with enamel in an imitation of the arresting tilework at the Man Mandir Palace. You will also find an interesting mix of trinkets and handicrafts here.
Time : 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Look for local handicrafts

Choose from a wide-ranging collection of fabulous traditional handicrafts at the Madhya Pradesh State Mrignayani Emporium. Among its other treasures you will find detailed Gond tribal paintings, bell metal sculptures and colourful Chanderi and Maheshwari fabrics.
Time : 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Splurge on Chanderi weaves

Pick up a stunning, hand-woven Chanderi sari from Kothari Sons, a favourite among royals and famous designers. These lovely Chanderi and brocade-work saris have a reputation that precedes themselves; some have graced the catwalks at Italian fashion shows.
Time : 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Immerse yourself in a bygone era: Ride up to Gwalior Fort, explore Man Mandir Palace, Teli Ka Mandir, State Archaeological Museum at Gujari Mahal and the Scindia Museum at Jai Vilas Palace.
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Marvel at the Majesty of Gwalior Fort
Explore the Man Mandir Palace
Kneel at the Teli Ka Mandir
Visit the State Archaeological Museum at Gujari Mahal
Immerse Yourself in Heritage
Appreciate the Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed
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