The real fun of traveling comes only in the winter season. The month of February continues when there is some respite from the cold, so this is the best time to explore different places. If you are planning to travel in the coming days, then you can go to Gwalior. The city of Gwalior is located 122 km south of Agra which is the tourism capital of Madhya Pradesh. The beauty of the historic city of Gwalior, the mesmerizing monuments, palaces, and temples cannot be praised enough. You can visit this beautiful place with your family, friends or even alone. Today in this episode, we are going to tell you about the major tourist places of Gwalior where you can make your journey memorable by visiting. Let's know about these places...
Gwalior Fort is an impregnable fort in the whole of South India. This fort was built in two parts. Which happened during two different periods. It is difficult to describe the beauty and vastness of Gwalior Fort in words. This fort has Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal, water tanks, Karna, Jahangir, etc. Tourists coming to Gwalior must visit this fort once.
Jai Vilas Palace
If you are interested in seeing weapons from the era of Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb to the freedom movement during the reign of Rani Laxmi Bai, then you must also visit Jai Vilas Palace. This well-preserved palatial monument was built by Jaiji Rao Scindia who was once the Maharaja of Gwalior. The palace flaunts its royal architecture in an area of 75 acres and serves as a grand residence for the descendants of Jayaji Rao Scindia as well as a massive museum comprising 35 rooms.
Gwalior City A city with a rich heritage, it is also full of fascinating activities. The Gandhi Zoo, established in 1922 by Madhav Rao Scindia of the royal family, is beautiful here. This place is also known as Phool Bagh. Many species of sambar, spotted deer, black buck, bison, wood hyena, and white tiger are found in this garden.
Tansen was one of India's best musicians and a prominent singer in Akbar's court throughout the Middle Ages. He was also one of the nine pearls of the Mughal court. According to legend, Tansen could summon magic, bring rain and even enchant animals with his songs. He learned Hindustani classical music from Mohammad Ghaus, a teacher who was his teacher. He composed the Gwalior Gharana style of music and supported the Dhrupad style. He was buried beside his master in a splendid architectural monument. Every year in November, the Tansen Sangeet Samaroh is held here, in which well-known artists from across the country come to play in various classical performances.
Teli Ka Mandir
The Teli Ka Mandir is located in the Gwalior Fort. This temple was built in the 9th century and is the largest building in Gwalior. Whose height is 100 feet? This magnificent grand temple is famous all over India for its unique architecture.
Saas Bahu Temple
The real name of the Saas Bahu Temple located in Gwalior is Sahastrabahu Temple based on Lord Vishnu. However, due to wrong pronunciation over time, this temple has come to be called Saas Bahu Temple. The name of this temple built in the 9th century is one of the famous tourist places of Gwalior. On the other hand, Sahastrabahu Temple is one of the favorite places of tourists due to its magnificent carvings. The temple was built during the reign of King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata dynasty, who prayed to Lord Brahma for a prosperous and successful kingdom.
Man Mandir Palace
Located at the northeastern end of the fort, the Man Mandir palace was built between 1486 and 1516 by the Tomar ruler Man Singh Tomar. The palace could not survive the passage of time, though the remains of the palace still display the beautiful carvings and designs of that era. Amazingly carved stone walls and perfectly placed tiles can be seen here in the Rajput style of architecture. The Jauhar Talab in the palace is famous as the suicide point where Rajput women used to commit suicide to save their honor. This was the place where Aurangzeb had taken his brother Murad prisoner and poisoned him slowly using opium. The palace is also surrounded by other monuments like the Jahangir Mahal, Shah Jahan Mahal, and Gujari Mahal.
The Sun Temple here, which is included in the sightseeing places of Gwalior, is dedicated to Lord Surya Dev. The Sun Temple is one of the most spectacular temples in Gwalior as well as the magnificent architecture in this temple that takes one by surprise. The Sun Temple was built during the year 1988 by a famous industrialist GD Birla. There are long queues of tourists coming to the Sun Temple throughout the year.
The Scindia Museum, a popular attraction in Gwalior, was built in 1964. It is located inside the famous Jai Vilas Palace of Gwalior. One of the most famous tourist attractions in Gwalior is the Scindia Museum, which honors Maharaja Jivaji Rao Scindia of Gwalior, the last ruler of the Scindia family.