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Gwalior

Gwalior

The City Gwalior of Madhya Pradesh is along the line that unites the two halves of India. The land now seen as a symbol of valor strength and glory had to witness numerous battles and the rise and fall of many dynasties. The best time to visit Gwalior is from October to March this is when the Tansen music festival is held at Tansen memorial every year. The exquisite handcrafts and the antique show pieces are great memorabilia to take home when touring Gwalior.

Tourist Attractions

Tansen music festival

Tansen music festival

Tansen music festival is a four day long music festival conducted in December the memory of the great music maestro Tansen at his memorial. Musicians and musical enthusiasts from all around the world gather here for this
music extravaganza.

Gwalior fort

Gwalior fort

This beauty of might was built by raja mansingh tomar and is a pride of the city. This majestic fort has three magnificent temples. Among them Temple Teli Ka Mandir, Chaturbhuj Temple and Saas Bahu ka Mandir are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. They display architecture ranging from Dravidian architecture to Indo Aryan architecture. Many interesting places inside the Gwalior fort like the Karen Palace, Jahangir Mahal and best of them all man singh palace has walls and floors decorated with brilliant colours and tiles and are a sight to see.

Teli ka Mandir

Teli ka Mandir

The highest building inside the fort is this Temple built for Lord Vishnu in the 9th century. The surprising difference in the temple’s architecture is that despite the architectural style being a conglomeration of the Dravidian and Indo Aryan style the Temple does not have mandapams or pillared halls. This 100 feet tall building is astonishing feet of engineering and skills the people had the time and age.

Jai Vilas Palace

Jai Vilas Palace

An architectural marvel, a palace now home to the Scindia family is a structure which is Italianate with influences from Tuscan and Corinthian architectural styles gives us a peek into the luxurious lifestyle of Royal Indians of the bygone era. The main attraction of this palace is the durbar hall which is a spacious room with two Mammoth chandeliers that way a couple of tons on the ceiling. The 35 room museum has other attractions like a silver train with cut glass wagons that served guests as it moved around on miniature rails on the table. This Scindia museum also showcases many personal momentoes of the Scindia family like the swords worn by Aurangzeb and Shah Jahan along with jewelled slippers of Chinkoo Rani. The 35 room museum is open on all days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Mondays.