Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

Gateway near Jai Vilas Palace.

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1. Jai Vilas Palace & Scindia Museum

0.17 MILES

The museum occupies some 35 rooms of the Scindias’ opulent Jai Vilas Palace, built by Maharaja Jayajirao in 1874 using prisoners from the fort. The…

2. Rani Lakshmibai Memorial

0.66 MILES

The samadhi (resting place of ashes) and equestrian monument of Lakshmibai, the Rani (Queen) of Jhansi, a heroine of the First War of Independence (Indian…

3. Scindia School

0.85 MILES

The Scindia School, a top Indian boys' boarding school, occupies most of the southern end of the Gwalior Fort plateau. It's not open to casual visitors.

4. Teli ka Mandir

1.03 MILES

Used as a drinks factory and coffee shop by the British after the First War of Independence (Indian Uprising) of 1857, this 30m-high, 9th-century temple…

5. Gurdwara

1.04 MILES

The fort's modern, gold-topped gurdwara is dedicated to Sikh Guru Hargobind Singh, who was imprisoned in Man Singh Palace from 1617 to 1619.

6. Urvai Gate


The western gate to Gwalior Fort, built in the 13th century.

7. Jain Rock Sculptures

1.26 MILES

While there are sculptures carved into the rock at a few points around the fort, including on the way up from the Gwalior Gate, the most impressive is the…