6, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, 474 002, India
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yes they are ducks! quack quack.
On outer walls at Urvai gate
Bhim Singh Rana Cenotaph
Travel Tips for Gwalior
As I was walking away from the fort towards the tombs of Mohammed Gaus and Tansen, I suddenly saw a stall with some weird looking orangy mounds on it so I stopped to take a closer look. Flies were virtually all over the pieces and the stall holder cut off a piece and handed it to me. I reluctantly took it and ate it. It was sweet and then I suddenly remembered reading about something in Lonely Planet about a food called Peitha which is made from dried pumpkin and glucose which is flavoured with rosewater, coconut or saffron. It's the first time I'd eaten pumpkin and I didn't like it that much but I thanked the guy for letting me have a piece and wished it wouldn't do any harm on my digestive system!
Man Mandir Palace
The most impressive construction in Gwalior's fort is Man Mandir palace.
Built in the 15th century it as a delicate building, where, despite some already missing tiles, the colors are strong and the shapes harmonious.
Jain tirthankaras carved into the rock face. The magnificent outer walls of the Fort still stand, two miles in length and 35 feet high, bearing witness to its reputation for being one of the most invincible forts of India.
Opposite the Man Singh Palace lies this small archaeological museum which features many stone sculptures that date from the 7th century AD. Photography is prohibited.
Open: 10am-5pm Sat-Thur. Closed on Fridays. Admission: Rs2. Tickets are purchased from the same ticket counter you go to in order to enter the Man Singh Palace.
Hathiya Paur (Elephant's foot) Gate is the main entrance gate into the fort and the Man Singh Palace after walking up the north-eastern entrance path from the old city. There used to be another gate at the very top beside the palace called Hawa Gate but this no longer exists.
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