The glorious and massive monument of India, the Gwalior Fort lies at the heart of Gwalior city. Placed on a hilltop, it gives the visitor a bird’s eye view of the beautiful valley and the whole of the city below. The zigzag pathway to the hill holds the magnificent rock carvings of Jain Theerthankaras.
The present Gwalior Fort is erected by Raja Man Singh Tomar of Tomar Dynasty. The unique architecture of Gwalior fort is the best example of Chinese influence on Indian architectural patterns. The Chinese dragons carved on the pillars of Gwalior Fort stand as an evidence of Indo-Chinese relationship of the era. It is one of the best examples of Medieval Indian architecture.
Gwalior Fort is popularly called the ‘the Gibraltar of India’. Gwalior Fort has witnessed the rule of several dynasties over hundreds of years. Gwalior fort was the battle field of Jhansi Ki Rani and Tantia Tope in their fight against British rule.