Residency Road, Gola Ka Mandir, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474002, India
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Tomb of Tansen
This is the tomb of the father of Hindustani classical music, one of the 'Nine Jewels' of Emperor Akbar's court. It is built in the early Mughal architectural style and is surrounded by lush gardens in typical Mughal style. Every year a national level music festival is organized here in November/December.
Teli Ka Madir
This is a 11th century 70 feet high temple. The temple was probably known as the Telengana temple. It has a South Indian influence on its architecture especially on the roof, which is Dravadian, though it's facade remains Indo-Ayran.
Man Singh Palace
This is the jewel of Gwalior Fort. It was built by Raja Man Singh between 1486 and 1516 and is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Rajput secular architecture. Its exterior features rounded bastions topped with cupolas and stone latticework. However, it's the decoration of the exterior that sets the building apart from others. Brilliant blue, yellow and green tiles depicting parrots and peacocks, rows of ducks, elephants, banana trees and crocodiles holding lotus buds decade the palaces facade. All of this give the palace its alternative identity of Chit Mandir, or Painted Palace. The interior features two underground floors with vast chambers separated by fine stone screens housed cellars, fountains, baths and dungeons. Bring a torch as there is no lighting down below. Above ground, the palace is split into two open courtyards surrounded by rooms with carved stone pillars and brackets. More pictures can be found in one of my travelogues.
Open: Sunrise to sunset. Admission: Rs100 for foreigners which also includes all the other attractions within the fort. The ticket counter is across the road from the palace entrance.
Sasbahu Temples - Mother-in-Law
The Sasbahu Temples, that date from the 9th to 11th centuries, are located about halfway along the fort on the eastern side, overlooking the old city. The largest of the two is known as Mother-in-Law and is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It is covered with decrative figures all over the exterior and has four large pillars inside to support the large roof.
In order to visit you have to first purchase a combined attraction ticket from the ticket counter outside the Man Singh Palace. This costs Rs200 for foreigners for all the attractions.
I think this is the Chatarbhuj Mandir but I'm not too sure! There's a larger white temple a little further down the path which could be it as well! Anyway, the shrine is dedicated to Vishnu, is also known as the Temple of the Four-Armed and was built in 876 AD. The other possibility is that it's the Hindu Temple dedicated to the hermit Gwalipa, after whom the fort and town is named.
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