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Ravinder Malik Nov 15 2014

Which are the top 10 reasons to visit Gwalior?

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Planning a trip to Gwalior? Well, you must avail ixigo’s LTC deal on hotels and flights and get some attractive cashback as well! But before that, check out the top 10 reasons to visit Gwalior. Nothing can match the glory of India’s own Middle Earth and its two mighty forts, Gwalior and Kalinjar.

1. Gwalior Fort

Everything about the imposing Gwalior Fort, with its jagged-toothed battlements and sky-kissing towers, is larger than life. Rising sharply above the ground, the fort is a magnificent structure.


Gwalior Fort


Gwalior Fort (by Nagarjun)

2. Man Mandir

Among the most impressive structures inside the fort is the Man Singh Palace. Dedicated to the famous ruler, Man Singh Tomar, the palace is worth taking a look at if you are here.


Man Mandir (by Loveless)


Man Mandir at Gwalior Fort (by Nvvchar)

3. Gujari Mahal

Of the last remaining Hindu palaces, Gujari Mahal, built by Raja Man Singh for his Gujjar love Mrignayani, is now a state archaeological museum. It houses an interesting collection of decorative pillars, besides the priceless 9th-century sculpture of Shalbhanjika imprisoned in a glass case.


Gujari Mahal (by manumenal)

4. Saas Bahu Complex and Teli ka Mandir

The Saas-Bahu temples follow the 10th-century CE north Indian temple convention and are dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. The Teli ka Mandir (8- 9th centuries CE) is an amazing 80-foot hotchpotch structure with a massive shikhar (spire), which is Dravidian in its style. Don’t miss a trip to these two famous local attractions of the historic city of Gwalior.


Saas Bahu Temple (by Nagarjun)


Saas Bahu Temple (by Aavindraa)

5. Mausoleum of Sheikh Muhammad Ghaus

Of the Muslim edifices, the Mausoleum of Sheikh Muhammad Ghaus, built during Akbar’s rule, is the most spectacular. The square structure is done with delicate stone lattices is a beautiful architectural example of that era.


Inside the tomb


Tomb of Sheikh Mohammad Gaus (by VidhuKhare)

6. Grave of Tansen

The Grave of Tansen, a rectangular platform with a pillared gallery, stands nearby. The famous tamarind tree that is said to have sweetened the master’s voice has long since died, but in its place grows a younger tree whose fruit are regularly plucked on by eager visitors wishing to repeat the miracle.


Tansen's Grave (by Kumar shakti)

7. Scindia Legacy

The Scindia architectural aesthetic is restricted to stunning 19th century additions such as the Jai Vilas Palace built on an Italian palazzo plan, the Jiyaji Rao Chhatri that imitates a cathedral, and the Phool Bagh (laid out in 1922), that displays a unique synthesis of different religious influences.


Jail Vilas Palace (by Mohitkjain123)


Jai Vilas Palace (by Shobhit Gosain)

8. Delightful Cuisine

There is no such thing as local cuisine here. However, you must try the famous Morena gajak in Gwalior. The city may not have a range of fantastic dining options, but you can still find good restaurants in Gwalior offering an array of cuisines.


An elaborate Indian meal (by avlxyz)

9. Shopper’s Paradise

Want to stock up on lovely souvenirs on your trip to this city? Well, shopping in Gwalior offers loads of options for shopaholics. Some major shopping areas include Sarafa Bazaar, Bada and Naya Bazaar, Patankar Bazaar and Arihant Emporium.


Souvenirs (from official website of ixigo)

10. Experience a Royal Stay

Want to stay like royalty on your Gwalior trip? Well, we suggest you to opt for hotels like Taj Usha Kiran Palace or Hotel Gwalior Regency. These luxury hotels in Gwalior are bound to leave you feeling pampered like royalty.


Room view at Hotel Regency Group (from official website of Hotel Regency)

Don’t miss ixigo’s fabulous LTC deal on hotels booking and get an attractive cashback! Hope this list of the top 10 reasons to visit Gwalior helps you in planning your trip to this historic city!

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