Gwalior one of the major Indian states of India, has been ruled by several northern Indian Kingdoms. The rule ranges from Tomars in 13th century, Mughal empire in 15th century, Marathas in 17th century and the Scindias in 18th century. Located in Central India, it was once the winter capital of Madhya Pradesh. Today its a historical tourist destination.
Gwalior, the pristine state filled with royal palaces and elegant temples, is amongst the most beautiful places of Central India. Reflecting medevial India in its beautiful historical buildings, it is a place to live in and not just visit. Gwalior Fort which still roras with Tatya Tope and Jhansi Ki Rani’s voice; Gurjari Mahal speaking out the charms of medevial architecture with ages old paintings of Raja Mansigh Tomar and Gurjar queen Mriganayani love story, Mansigh Palace depicting Johar, Jai Vilas Palace representing a mix of Italian, Tuscan and Corinthian architectural modes, Tomb of Tansen paying homage to great jewel of Navratnas of Mughal Emperor Akbar’s court, the Sun Temple inspired by Konark temple of Orissa and Gurudwara Data Bandi Chood built in the memory of Guru Hargobind Sahib, the 6th Guru of punjab, Teli ka Mandir and Sas Bahu ka Mandir towering 1oo feet high Dravidian style architecture.
The list is almost endless with eye – catching Jai Vilas Palace museum speaking of live history of royal Scindia family, Gopachal Parvat, Gurjari Mahal Archaeological museum, Tigra Dam, Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed, Chatris of Scindia dynasty and many other.