Though not far from Agra, Gwalior is unknown to tourists.
Dominating an isolated plateau, Gwalior Fort is a sight to behold.
It was reputed as one of India’s most impregnable fortresses, with a 3-kilometer-long rampart built around towering cliffs.
Behind the massive walls are buildings from different periods. There are palaces, temples, and even a private school.
This group of temples showcases the grandeur of an old Rajput dynasty.
A wide range of designs is applied here, such as elephants, dancers, and musicians, as well as floral and geometric patterns.
A lofty Hindu temple that was built between the 8th and 9th centuries.
This temple distinguishes itself from other buildings within Gwalior Fort by blending northern and southern Indian architectural styles.
A group of Jain monuments that were hewn into the rock.
Created between the 7th century till the early 15th century, these statues depict 24 Tirthankaras in the typical naked form of Jain iconography.
A beautiful combination of the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural styles.
It contains about 400 rooms; 25 of which have been open to the public since 1964. Each room is lavishly furnished with antique furniture and exquisite handicrafts.
Darbar Hall – the grandest room in the Jai Vilas Palace.
Gwalior: An Untapped Treasure