A blend of bravery and architecture is not uncommon in the ancient history. However, inGwalior, you will find that the blend is unique. The glorious architecture stands proof of the expertise of the land in war and arts. Here are the leading attractions of Gwalior.
• Gwalior Fort
• Memorial Of Tansen
• Sun Temple
• Jai Vilas Palace Museum
• Tigra Dam
The location of Gwalior Fort itself is stunning. It stands magnificently on a rock that is isolated. The famous Mughal Emperor Babur described this fort as ‘The Pearl in the Necklace of the Forts’. The construction of the fort was begun over 1000 years ago. The architecture of the fort is stunning. You will be mesmerized by the stone carvings here. The fort houses three temples and six palaces. The fort stands silent proof for the rule of various mighty dynasties.
Memorial Of Tansen
Tansen Memorial was constructed to commemorate a great musician of the bygone era. Tansen, the musician, was one among the nine gems that adorned the court of Akbar. The construction reflects Mughal style of architecture. The lush gardens surrounding Tansen Memorial offer great view. The memorial is famous for national level music festivals held here every year.
The name itself says it. Yes, Sun Temple is dedicated to Sun, which is worshipped as a God. The temple was built by the famous industrialist G.D. Birla in the year 1988. It is a reproduction of the renowned Sun Temple in Konark. The temple’s exterior is made of red sand stone and the interior is made of white marble. The temple attracts tourists from all parts of the world. Religious faith apart, the structure of the temple and the atmosphere make people throng the temple. The tranquil atmosphere gives you peace of mind. You will also find an attractive garden inside the temple premises.
Jai Vilas Palace Museum
Jai Vilas Palace is a stunning display of architectural grandeur of the bygone era. The palace built in European style has a blend of Tuscan, Italian and Corinthian styles. The palace is now converted into museum. The palace was constructed by Maharaja Jiyaji Rao Scindia in the year 1875. The Durbar Hall in the palace has its walls decorated with golden leaves. The largest pair of chandeliers in Asia is found hanging in the palace. Now a museum, the collections in Jai Vilas Palace are equally unique and awe inspiring.
Tigra Dam is situated about 23 km from the city. The dam is huge and you will love the sight of migratory birds swimming in the water. Boating facilities are available here. This beautiful picnic spot is a perfect place to relax.