Gwalior Travel Guide Offers Historic Attractions

.tags Golden Triangle Tour is among the most famous tours of India. A big hit with international tourists, this tour takes you to three enchanting tourist destinations of North India- Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. From cultural heritage to modern lifestyle, this tour offers a variety of attractions. Palaces, museums, forts, monuments, architectural marvels, fairs and festivals, gardens, amusement parks, theater, handicrafts, cuisine and much more are the attractions of the Golden Triangle Tour.

Gwalior is one of the destinations which can be combined with the Golden Triangle Tour. It is a historic city known for its forts, palaces, temples and monuments. Several rulers ruled over this city over the centuries and left their legacy in the form of heritage monuments. This city was founded in the 8th century by local Chieftain Suraj Sen. The city got its name from a saint named Gwalipa who cured Suraj Sen from leprosy.

Some of the famous attractions of Gwalior are

Gwalior Fort
One of the major forts of the country, Gwalior fort was built around 1000 years ago by Raja Suraj Sen. Stretching up to 3.2 km in length and 35 m in height, the fort reflects a fine example of medieval architecture. It is a wonderful structure.

Man Mandir Palace
Famous for its painted decorations and architectural beauty, this palace is also known as the Palace of Paintings. Built in the 15th century, it is also known as Chitra Mandir.

Gujari Mahal and Archaeological museum
Built in honor of Mrignayni, the ninth wife of Man Singh, this Mahal boasts of wonderful architecture, design and decoration. It has now been converted into a museum showcasing a rare collection of artifacts and stone carvings of the bygone era.

Built in the 9th century this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It beautifully reflects the Dravidian style of architecture. Its doorway has a mesmerizing figre of garuda (mythical bird).

Surya Mandir
Also known as Sun Temple, this temple boasts of an architectural design similar to the famous Sun Temple at Konark in Orissa.

Suraj Kund
It is at this pond where Sage Gwalipa cured Suraj Sen from leprosy. It ates back to the 15th century.

Memorial of Tansen
It is the memorial built in memory of Tansen, the father of Indian classical music. He was one of the gems of King Akbars court. This memorial serves as a venue for a music festival in the month of November/ December every year.