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The Mesmerizing Fort of Gwalior

By Akshatha

The magnificent Gwalior Fort has been one of the invincible forts in India. Gwalior Fort in Madhya Pradesh was built during 8th century. A fort as old as this, has seen a very long history. Yet, even to this day, this hill fort stands strongly with all its elements intact.

Gwalior Fort was built on a hill called Gopachal belonging Vindhya ranges. The fort has seen over 300 rulers across 5 dynasties and each dynasty has marked its influence on the building.

Some of the main attractions is Man Singh Mandir (Palace), Gujari Mahal Palace, Jain and Buddhist temples. The sandstone structure provides as a good backdrop for the statues of Mahaveer and Buddha built by Tomar rulers.

The fort consists of six palaces, three temples and many water tanks. Man Singh Palace and Gujari Mahal was built by Man Singh Tomar. Gwalior Fort after the rule of Tomars, went to Mughals, Marathas and the British.

It is one of the famous tourist attractions in Madhya Pradesh. The intricate sculptures, Dravidian style of architecture remains in its grandeur.

The fort of Gwalior is a must visit for its beauty and aura!

Hindoli Pol
  

Hindoli Pol

Hindoli Pol is one of the seven gates leading to Man Singh Palace.
Photo Courtesy: Jolle

Man Singh Palace
  

Man Singh Palace

Man Singh Palace was built by Man Singh Tomar of Tomar dynasty.
Photo Courtesy: Nataraja

Gujari Mahal
  

Gujari Mahal

Gujari Mahal was built for the Queen Mrignayani, who requested for a palace with regular water supply. Now, it is converted into an archaeological museum.
Photo Courtesy: Jolle

Jain Thirtankaras
  

Jain Thirtankaras

Jain statues in the museum dates back to 1st and 2nd century BC.
Photo Courtesy: Yann

One of the Gates of the Fort
  

One of the Gates of the Fort

This one of the 7 gates to the Gwalior Fort
Photo Courtesy: Jolle

Sas-Bahu Temple
  

Sas-Bahu Temple

Sas-Bahu Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was built by Pal Kachawaha rulers in 1093.
Photo Courtesy: Dayal, Deen

Karan Mandir Palace
  

Karan Mandir Palace

Karan Singh Palace was built by the 2nd ruler of Tomar dynasty Kirti Singh. He was also called as Karan Singh.
Photo Courtesy: Jolle

Bastions of the Fort
  

Bastions of the Fort

Huge walls and bastions of Gwalior Fort stands in awe.
Photo Courtesy: YashiWong

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