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Gwalior Tour Packages by Taj Holidays

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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Look For Local Handicrafts
Open :11:00 am-8:00 pm
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.
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Gwalior Fort
Open :6:00 am- 5:30 pm
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.
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Pay Your Respects
Open :8:00 am-6:00 pm
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.
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Discover The Hidden Treasures
Open :10:00 am-5:00 pm
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.
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Man Mandir Palace
Open :10:00 am-5:00 pm
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.
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Splurge On Chanderi Weaves
Open :10:00 am-9:00 pm
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.
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Reconnect With The Past
Open :10:00 am-5:00 pm
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.
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Jai Vilas Palace And The Scindia Museum
Open :10:00 am-5:00 pm
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.
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Take home A Piece Of Gwalior
Open :10:30 am-6:00 pm
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.
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