Gwalior Fort one of the unique and fascinated Fort in India and only 2 miles away from the city. There is lots of history about the fort to narrate. It spreads over 3 square kilometres on a rock hill called Gopachal and 2.4 k.m in the North-East side. The walls of the Fort risen up to 35 feet height and constructed with complete sandstone from the protection of the invaders. Due to structure, this is famous for unconquerable and safest structure in India. Once Mughal Dynasty founder Muhammad Babar said that the Fort was the Pearl in the Necklace of Forts of Hind.
Gwalior Fort and Impact on the Kings:
Probably many poets and artists mention about the glory of Gwalior Fort in their works. According to the legendaries, Prince Surajsen built the Gwalior Fort. Later the city spreads on the surroundings of the Fort. Therefore, the Gwalior Fort and Gwalior city came into existence.
In the past, the Fort had been the centre of attraction for many rulers in North India. In the 15th century, the Gwalior ruler Raja Man Singh Tomar built the fort into a strongest and made additional beautification works. After the beautification works completed the fort became very beautiful and magnificent. Since the great Mughals, the Marathas and the British fought to occupy the fort. Rani Laxmi Bhai also fought to occupy the fort. After the great dynasties fall down, British fought for the fort and finally the fort went back to Scindias.
Gwalior Fort and Man Mandir:
Many historical monuments seated inside of the fort. The Fort divided into two parts, one is the main fort and another Part includes the Gurjari mahal and Man Mandir. The tourists spent more time at the Main Fort, due to its peculiar attractions. The fort contains many entrances. The main entrance is called Hathi Pul gate and the all other entrances are called badalgarh Gate. The Fort was built on the top of the hill and the walls were constructed along the hill’s periphery. The ramparts of the fort connected with 6 towers for the soldiers to look after the Fort from enemies.
Gwalior Fort and Gujari Mahal:
Another attraction in the fort is Gujarati mahal. Raja Maan Singh built this Gujari mahal for his loving wife Mrignayani. So the archaeological department Changed Gujari Mahal as a Museum. The museum showcasing the ancient historical objects which belong to 1 st century BC to 2 nd Century BC. We can see here various Hindu and Jain sculptures in different styles.
Man Mandir Palace:
Man Singh Tomar built the man Mandir at the Northeast end of the Fort. Man Sing Tomar want to keep the Mandir in painting pattern. So the architect used the style tiles of turquoise, green and yellow in a geometric pattern. The inner side of the palace was ornamentally done with colourful tiles and carved brackets. Here few other magnificent structures are oilman’s temple, which was built during the 8th century. Saas-Bahu temple built in the 10th century. Gurudwara Data Bandi built in memory of sixth Sikh Guru Hari Gobind. Additionally, there are around 4 Jain temples and 7 Hindu temples.