Urvai Gate

Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

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

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2. Jain Rock Sculptures

0.25 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…

3. Teli ka Mandir

0.27 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…

4. Gurdwara

0.35 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.

5. Scindia School

0.41 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.

6. Gwalior Fort


Stretched majestically along the top of a 3km-long plateau overlooking Gwalior, the fort is a dominant, unmissable sight, full of fascinating palaces,…

7. Sasbahu Temples

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The Sasbahu, dating from the 9th to 11th centuries, are reminiscent of Central American Maya temples, with their dome- and pillar-covered roofs looking…