A Brief History of Gwalior
Best Time to Visit Gwalior
Tourist Helpline Numbers
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Famous Tourist Destination In and Around Gwalior City
- Gwalior Fort
- Tansen’s Tomb
- Tomb of Jhansi ki Rani
- Teli ka Mandir
- Daata Bandi Chhor Gurudwara
- Man Mandir Palace
- Suraj Kund
- Sarod Ghar
- Kala Vithika
- Scindia Museum
Tansen’s Tomb- Miyan Tansen is considered as ‘the father of Hindustani music’. He was also one of the nine jewels of Akbar’s court. He is still worshiped by many classical music singers and dancers. When he died, his tomb was constructed in the city of Gwalior. So, when you visit Gwalior, you should consider visiting this place and pay your respects. Every year in December, an annual festival, the Tansen Samaroh, is held in Gwalior to celebrate Tansen.
Tomb of Jhansi ki Rani- Jhansi ki Rani was one of the most influential women of India. She was the leader of the legendary Maratha Empire. She was one of the leading people in the rebellion against the British in the mid 1850’s. Her tomb is located here in Gwalior and is worth having a look because of its rich history.
Teli ka Mandir- Teli ka Mandir is built in the complex of the Gwalior Fort, this temple was built in the 8th century and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Hindu God. This temple is a marvelous fusion of North and South Indian architecture. It is 100ft high and is the highest and most famous temple in the Gwalior Fort complex. This temple has many beautiful carvings of Lord Vishnu and one of them is the highest in the Gwalior Fort.
Daata Bandi Chhor Gurudwara- This Gurudwara was built in the memory of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib, the sixth Guru of the Sikhs. It was made when he was imprisoned by Mughal Emperor Jahangir. When he was being released after 2 years, he demanded to also release 52 other Hindu Kings, who were his fellow prisoners. Jahangir was very impressed with this and accepted the Guru’s condition.
Man Mandir Palace- Constructed in the sixteenth century AD; The Man Mandir Palace of Gwalior has a noteworthy place in the history of India. A heartrending atmosphere of grace and valor of that time, even now is there inside the chambers of Man Mandir Palace. Although, it has worn out due to due course of time, it is still very beautiful. The palace’s interior is mostly empty. The beautifully designed tiles beautify the outside of this palace. Another interesting feature of this palace is the attractive stone walls that have stone carvings. These are located in vast chambers. One more important and interesting place in Man Mandir Palace is the Jauhar pond, where the Rajput women committed sati. The circular prison is where Murad was assassinated by the hands of his own brother.
Suraj Kund- Located in the magnificent Gwalior fort, the Suraj Kund is thought to be the same place where ‘Sage Gwalipa’ had cured the Rajput chieftain, Suraj Sen. The history of this pond has been traced back to 15th century AD. The legend behind this historical pond is very fascinating. It is said, the long-lasting sickness of Suraj Sen was healed after he tasted this water of Suraj Kund pond. The king as a symbolic of his appreciation towards the saint who healed him, got a tank constructed, the city and also the mighty fort was named after the saint. This pond simply drags audience towards it and is also a very famous picnic spot.
Sarod Ghar- Sarod Ghar is a tiny diamond out of sight inside the streets of the city of Gwalior. Not many people of this city are even aware that this place exists. Sarod Ghar is the ancestral house of Hindustani music maestro, Amjad Ali Khan. It has now been converted into a musical museum, the museum isvery well preserved and holds many mementos established by father of Amjad Ali Khan (Ustad Hafiz Khan). The museum explains how, Afghan harp had converted in today’s instrument, the Sarod. Many ancient instruments are also on display here; these were all achieved by Amjad Ali Khan and his father.
Kala Vithika- This place, as the name suggests, is a musical museum that holds a large variety of ancient and modern day instruments. Along with that it also has various paintings of the city and state, and also important events.
Scindia Museum- ‘Jivaji Rao Scindia’ was just one of the powerful rulers of the Scindia reign. And many structures built by him increase the beauty of this place, and also the tourists. The Scindia Museum, formally known as Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum is situated in the royal Jai Vilas Palace, this Museum was established in the year 1964 and is currently under control of a private trust. This museum is open on all days except Monday. Scindia Museum has a very big range of articles and objects on display including weapons, miniature paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, bronzes and historical coins. Many-many other things are displayed here, from all over the world and are definitely worth having a look at.
How to reach Gwalior ?
Where to Stay in Gwalior ?
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Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474002
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Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474002
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Madhya Pradesh 474002
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Aditya Puram, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474012
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