Gwalior is a city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It's known for its palaces and temples, including the Sas Bahu Ka Mandir intricately carved Hindu temple. Ancient Gwalior Fort occupies a sandstone plateau overlooking the city and is accessed via a winding road lined with sacred Jain statues. Within the fort’s high walls is the 15th-century Gujari Mahal Palace, now an archaeological museum.
Also in the fort complex is the towering Teli Ka Mandir Hindu temple and the Man Mandir Palace. The latter has a brightly tiled exterior housing what was once the site of Mughal prison cells. To the south, grand Jai Vilas Palace was built for the ruling Scindia dynasty in the 19th century and remains their residence today. The palace’s Scindia Museum displays huge chandeliers, antique furniture and weapons. Nearby, Gandhi Prani Udhyan zoo is home to hippos, tigers and monkeys. Sarod Ghar, on the western outskirts of town, is a museum devoted to Indian classical music, with live concerts and displays of traditional instruments.
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1. Gwalior Fort
Gwalior Fort is a hill fort near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, central India. The fort has existed at least since the 10th century, and the inscriptions and monuments found within what is now the fort campus indicate that it may have existed as early as the beginning of the 6th century.
2. Jai Vilas Mahal
The Jai Vilas Mahal, also known as the Jai Vilas Palace, is a nineteenth-century palace in Gwalior, India. It was established in 1874 by Maharajadhiraj Shrimant Jayajirao Scindia Alijah Bahadur, the Maharaja of Gwalior, and is still the residence of his descendants the former royal Maratha Scindia dynasty.
3. Sasbahu Temple
Sasbahu Temple, also called the Sas-Bahu Mandir, Sas-Bahu Temples, Sahastrabahu Temple or Harisadanam temple, is an 11th-century twin temple in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.