Gwalior Fort

Open Time : 6:00 am to 5:30 pm

Entry : paid

Address : Gwalior Fort, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Website :

Phone : 0751 223 4557

Why to visit Gwalior Fort

The Gwalior Fort, dubbed "the pearl among castles in India" by Mughal emperor Babur, is one of the most formidable fortresses in the entire northern and southern India, and is a must-see destination. This enormous structure, located on the summit of a large rocky mountain in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, central India, dominates the entire city of Gwalior. Evidence says it has been around since the 6th century, and it is an integral element of the city's identity and architecture. It is also the site of the world's second-oldest reference to the number 'zero,' which was discovered in the form of a carving within a temple on the fort's highest point.

The Gwalior Fort was built in two portions, at two distinct times, and as a result, this architectural marvel has a fascinating history. It has been passed down from one dynasty to the next several times. Man Mandir, the Gujari, the Jahangir, the Karan, and the Shah Jahan are among the temples, water reservoirs, and palaces that make up the fort complex.

Gwalior Fort Light and Sound Show :

Every evening, the Gwalior Fort puts on a stunning music and light spectacle. This play is exceptionally well-produced and makes you feel as if you are a part of the fort's rich history as well as Raja Man Singh's love tale with his queen Mrignayani.

The performance takes place in the Man Mandir's amphitheatre. The following are the show's times:

7:30 p.m. Hindi Show

8:30 p.m. English Show

FAQ on Gwalior Fort

When is the best time to visit the fort of Gwalior?

The best time to visit the Gwalior Fort is between October and March, which is the autumn and spring season. The visit can also be enjoyed during the monsoon season, when the surroundings are lush green and the air is fresh and crisp.

What restaurants are near Gwalior Fort?

Restaurants near Gwalior Fort: (0.00 km) 7 Spice Restaurant (3.22 km) Indish (1.11 km) Punjabi Food Factory

What attractions are near Gwalior Fort?

Attractions near Gwalior Fort: (0.15 km) Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus (1.71 km) Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod Qilla Gwalior (1.93 km) Gopachal Parvat

Why is Gwalior Fort known as Gibraltar of India?

The Mughal Emperor Babur, who ruled in the 15th century, dubbed Gwalior Fort the "Gibraltar of India." It was given this name because it offers panoramic views of Gwalior's old town.

What is the best way to get to Gwalior Fort?

The best way to get to the Gwalior Fort is by auto-rickshaw, which can take you up to the Urvai Gate, which is the fort's western gate. The fort has two entrances, the second of which is the eastern one, which does not allow vehicles.

Special Tip

Keep the fort clean by not littering and adhering to all of the fort's rules. Make sure you don't miss out on the spectacular light and sound show.

By Vaani Singhania

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