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Gwalior Fort

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Address: Gwalior, Gwalior, India
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Not easily reach able

One has to hire the local taxi which charge too much. The cheap Auto rikshaw are not allowed here. The site is under the 'world heritage' category, hence these restrictions are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

One has to hire the local taxi which charge too much. The cheap Auto rikshaw are not allowed here. The site is under the 'world heritage' category, hence these restrictions are useless. They should allow the cheap modes of transportation for common man. The sight & sound show was just OK. other attractions near the fort are in very poor... More 

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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It is awe-inspiring to see the ruins of a once grand and magnificent fort. The intricacies of the art and architecture is still well-captured. Guides are ready to give a tour at just INR 100. It makes the entire experience worthwhile. The sound and light show in the evening was, however, terribly disappointing because of the fog. We could hear... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We liked the nice architecture and views of the city. The guide we hired was exceptional (by Indian standards) and knew his history well. I think the subterranean rooms need better lighting and better ventillation to reduce the smell of bat poo. Overall, well worth a visit especially for tourists heading to Khujaraho.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We've seen lots of forts, but each one is different. Gwalior is at impressive heights above the town on its rocky outcrop so there are great views of the town. And the colourful tiles are a new feature for us having come from the North and the West. But the best feature was the labyrinth of passages, rooms and duckholes... More 

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HOMESTEAD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

very long walk from town centre through old part of city or take tuk-tuk wonderful old buildings esp. Man Mandir museum not so good as poorly labelled/explained

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Ahmedabad, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

full of young collegians having great time , dirty place. Property is not maintained at all. you can see dogs, and trash every where.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I went in for the light and sound show. The ride up is spectacular - the fort is huge with beautiful sculptures and temples scattered around. The light and sound show is disappointing with a boring story and unimpressive effects.

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The fort is beautiful and well maintained - the tiles add a distinctive color and look to the fort. Blue tiles lends nice colors to the overall grandeur. Best maintenance I have seen for Indian forts. Amazing Architecture, representing the best of Hindu Architecture. As one climbs up the road to fort on both left and right side are statues... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The fort has several beautiful structures in it, and it is easy to tell that it was a lavishly designed place. The walls, for example, have a beautiful blue paint on them to this day. The fort goes back to at least the 8th century and has changed hands too many times for me to remember. However, despite periodic Islamic... More 

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The sound and light show is quite good - i went for the English one. And we got a very informative guide to talk us through the history of the fort - a lovely place to amble away time

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