Sunday, 28 July 2013

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh – A Mixture of Diversified Culture in India

Gwalior, a famous tourism place located in the heart of Madhya Pradesh covering a wide area of 122 Km. The history of this city is traced back to the legend Suraj Sen of 8th century. It is said that he was stuck by a deadly disease and after a lot of effort he was cured by a saint Gwalipa and as a gratitude for this he founded this city with the name Gwalior.  Gwalior is an important historical tourism place among several others in Madhya Pradesh.  There are plenty of tourism places, museums and beautiful monuments that attracts tourist from all over the world. A great mixture of several dynasties of Rajputana such as Kachwahas, Tomars and praiharas has left an incredible remark on the places, temples and monuments of the city.  The touch of glorious past history of Gwalior has been preserved with lots of care, thus giving Gwalior a unique place in best historical places.

Although there are several places that one can visit while coming to Gwalior but there are some places that make an impact to the visitor and leave a good memories of these places even after they leave this Gwalior. Some of those important places are:

1.   Gwalior Fort: It is one of the important sightseeing places in Gwalior. It is believed that this fort have been developed by Raja Suraj Sen around 420 years ago. The outer wall is about 35 meters in height and covers approximately 3.2 Km (near about 2 miles) in length.  Most of the important improvements were done by Raja Man Singh Tomar of Tomar dynasty. This fort although being old is structurally among the safe forts of India.  There is a steep road that takes you to the fort, both of the side of the road have rock cut path and several statues of Jain gods.

2.   Man Mandir Palace: This beautiful palace is also famous by its name Chitra Mandir and the palace of paintings because of painted tiles and decorations. It is among the renowned palaces in India known for its beautiful color, material and its word class design which exhibits a sense of joy. It was also built by Man Singh Tomar in between the year 1486 – 1516. 

3.   Sas-Bahu Temples: The Sas-Bahu temples are the adjoining temples that are in the fort. It is not dedicated to mother-in-law (Sas) and daughter in law (Bahu) as most of us suggest or think about on reading the name. Both the temples are of different sizes. Most important part of this temple is its roof which has a wonderful carved lotus temple, even its interior is beautifully decorated that attract many tourists from worldwide. This temple experiences a lot of crowd throughout the year.

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