Gwalior ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a major and the northern-most city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and one of the Counter-magnet cities. Located 319 kilometres (198 mi) south of Delhi, the capital city of India, Gwalior occupies a strategic location in the Gird region of India. The city and its fortress have been ruled by several historic northern Indian kingdoms. From the Kachwaha in 6th century ,Tomars in the 13th century, it was passed on to the Mughal Empire, then to the Maratha in 1754, followed by the Scindia in the 18th century.
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The Gwalior fort, raised over the cliff overlooking the city at around 300ft above ground level, was built in 1508 A.D. and is one of the finest examples of Hindu Architecture. The fort has tessellated walls, predominantly in bright blue, depicting different animals. Most of the inlays have worn off with time, though. This four storey structure has a lot of history behind it and some incredible architectural features like tubes to communicate between floors. Explore it with a good guide and you'll be privy to it all.
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Was quite amused by the turn of phrase in the name of this structure :) Beautifully restored twin monuments at one edge of the Gwalior Fort Complex. A short walk from the Fort Centre. The architecture and carvings are quite intricate. No deity present in the shrine. Don't bother with getting a guide here, it is best viewed at leisure and the ASI post provides enough inputs, if you did not get the time to read about it in advance. Great view of the city down below.
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If you have seen the palaces of Rajasthan, you would not have high expectations from another palace. However this palace museum has some artecrafts which are unique. Do not miss the 3.8Tonne chandeliers and the silver train for serving drinks and food. These two things made this visit worthwhile
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This is just another Birla Mandir. The temple is within a big compound, built in the shape of a chariot and some vastu to observe. Nice quiet place to meditate. Visit it if you happen to be at Gwalior.
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Was Mesmerizing....no words to describe the beauty of the place.... the Chandeliers in the grand hall left us stunned... they were so huge and beautiful.....nothing more to say....just go and Visit this place....dont know how many stars do I give this place a 100 also would be an insult to it.
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Teli Ka Mandir in situated in Gwalior is an example of unique architecture.The roof of the temple is in Dravidian look. The temple bears a close resemblance to the temple of Prathihara Vishnu, and is filled with images of coiled serpents, passionate couples, river goddesses, and a flying Garuda. The temple architecture follows the Indo-Aryan and Nagara styles.The Telikā Mandir owes its name to Teli, a term for an oil grinder or oil dealer. Many suggestions have been put forward to explain this name historically, but in fact the name is not old, the temple being used for processing oil before the British occupied the fort and used the building, albeit temporarily, as a coffee shop. The Telikā Mandir is the loftiest temple among all the buildings in Gwalior Fort.
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I visited this place knowing the importance and historical importance. Only the place has a small idol of Rani Laxmi Bai which reminds of her. She is epitome of Indian fighting spirit among women. Love it, but nothing much to see. A maximum 10 min is good enough to spend here.
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As we walked through the fort the guide would comment parts of the love story of Maan Singh and Gujari and finally we got a glimpse of the palace from the fort. Its outside the fort walls but walkable distance. The palace is now run as a museum.
It being a Monday the museum was closed, so we were not able to get inside the palace which I was really disappointed. However even walking around the grounds portrayed the beauty of the palace it must have once been.
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