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“Well worth visiting Gwalior for”
Review of Gwalior Fort

Gwalior Fort
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Private Tour: Grandeur Day Tour in Gwalior
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Gwalior
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Really good. On the way up we spent some time looking at the awesome stone carvings. When we eventually arrived at the fort we were not intending to use a guide but ended up using one. His name was Ram, and this turned out to be a very good decision as we saw a number of sights we otherwise would have missed. Spent over 4 hours here. Highly recommend.

Thank PeteD_London
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Its a entire day trip to the fort which is on the hill top in main city..you can take a share tempo till quilla gate and take a look at the Gurjari mahal and the museum..post it walk up the slopes and you see a magnificent fort on a hill. Buy a all in one ticket and get a guide as his narration would take you through the epic history of the fort of Man singh palace which has stood for generations and still intact with the beautiful carvings... once it was studded with gems but multiple invasion on it have left only the carvings...yet so beautiful...inside the fort you would be amazed to see the system used for air circulation. On the side of the man singh fort yet another ticket entry would led you to ruins of the once used places of ministers...post that take a look at the small museum and then a long walk towards the teli mandir on the same premise.on the way you would pass by a tank know for a story which helped a raja to get his leprosy cured due to the water properties of that tank. On reaching Teli mandir you see a superb sculpture work with the south indian style...then go to the gurudwara Data Bandi constrcuted in memory of the sixth Sikh Guru Har Gobind. Later walk towards the saas bhau temple premise and enjoy the carved structure.. Wait back to see the light show it would be enriching experience completing the journey of the by gone era of the gwalior fort for you. Walk down again from the slope and hope back in a tempo to main city. Note - carry eatables/lunch packs/snacks/munchon and water as only one source to buy at the ticket counter of the light show but the places are way apart from each other with no facility around. Need to walk a lot or hire a individual car from main city if not interested in walking.

Thank VrushaliJamode
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Man Mandir (the palace of Man Singh) and the maze within are definitely worth exploring but you are on your own - poor lighting makes it impossible to click without right equipment which you are prohibited from carrying.

There are no official guided tours (like that in all archaeological sites in India) or this and other places like this make memorable visits.

Consequently, the so called guides rule the roost here. They have their own weird stories and theories about what and how of the amazing palace. Implausible at best, their ridiculous guide talk goes like this: there were communication devices in old days too, people in those days were smarter than us, what was once a Jacuzzi became a prison, they have all the gadgets that we have today (only cast in stone), there are underground tunnels as escape routes (don't all forts in India do?) and so on...the folks who built this amazing palace are smart alright, where is the real story (spare me your opinions, cowboy!)?

There is a large area with medieval monuments which are in unkempt dilapidation. Some one advised me to avoid those places because they are only for 'lover-couples'. The fact is: they have their own stories, they have a history worth knowing but not documented which is unfortunate.

Go there by all means but know that you are on your own.

Thank BuzDriver
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

It is one of the nicest forts I have visited in India, especially because of its tile decorations. It is also much less touristy than some of the popular places like Jaipur or Jodhpur. There is a great sound and light show in the evening (just beware of mosquitoes!).

1  Thank Aga S
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The colour, the spaces, the jalis, the carving. My favourite fort in India, (of those I've seen) and some good temples on the same site.

Thank Theodora M
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