Gwalior is located in Madhya Pradesh which is the central state located in the heart of India. One of the most prominent places to visit in Gwalior is the Gwalior Fort. The construction of this sprawling fortress was started by Rajput Tomar Kings in the 8th century. Today the fort comprises two palaces, water tanks, and several temples. Several rulers have ruled this fort which includes dynasty like Mughals, Suris, Mamluks, Rajput and finally the British.
If you are a history buff do make it a point to see a show called the Son et Lumiere, held every night at the magnificent open-air amphitheater located inside the fort complex.
Gwalior Fort Architecture
The main entrance of the fort is situated on its eastern side. Named the Hathi Pol or the elephant gate. The door is a spellbinding display of stone artistry. The Man Mandir and the Gujari Mahal are the two main palaces located in the Gwalior Fort complex. Apart from these two, there are many small palaces worthwhile seeing like Jauhar Kund, Man Singh Palace, Shah Jahan Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, and others. The fort contains many Jain and Buddhist temples like the famous Siddhachal Jain Temples which are an exquisite display of early Jain architecture. They contain a larger than life idol of the first Jain Tirthankara Adinath.
The Gwalior fort is one of the largest forts in India spanning an area of 3 square kilometers the fort is 35 feet high. Although Gwalior Fort information is easily available on the internet you could choose to hire a guide at the fort if you want to know more about Gwalior Fort.
The nearest railway station, bus station, and airport to the Gwalior Fort is the city of Gwalior, which is well connected with the rest of India as well as international destinations via robust road, rail, and air network.
Gwalior Fort Timings:
The Gwalior Fort is open on all days of the week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You could choose to see the sound and light show, the timings of which are 7:30 p.m. for Hindi to 8:30 p.m. for the English one.
Gwalior fort Tickets
Book ticket rates for Indian citizens are INR 75 for adults and INR 44 for children (above 15 years) there are no charges for children below 15 years. For foreigners, the charges are INR 250 per head.