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Gwalior A Visual and Aesthetic Feast for the Tourists

altArq_edKiO8dCbmp-05ckXW77CNdVjYyzI1v6rf7oi0qR“Gwalior is a celebrated city of true royals, situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which is world-renowned for its majestic fort. The city has been a chronicler of the rise and fall of many dynasties, from the Tomars in the 13th century to Mughals to Marathas and then finally it was under the Scindias. Gwalior is well connected with all the major cities of India by road, train and also by air. The city well narrates the majesty of India with its white sandstone mosques, ornamented temples and soaring structures that still maintains its antique vaudeville. The city is known for its antiquity and modernity, due to which tourist from all over the world trot this historic city. Gwalior is the most prominent tourist destination of central India that boasts of rich historical saga and comprises of several tourist attractions that are worth visit.

The entire Gwalior city is an aesthetic feast and visual delight for the tourists. While walking through the streets, tourists will explore several old havelis having exquisitely carved doors and windows and they will discover statues of the Scindia family at almost every street crossing. The Museums and monuments are major attraction of Gwalior, which draw tourists towards this historical city from different corners of the globe. These museums and art galleries are treasure houses of the city and its well-maintained palaces render the regal flavour, thereby making Gwalior tour and sightseeing, an enchanted and magical trip into the centuries gone by.

Some of the popular and renowned tourist attractions of Gwalior that attract tourists from across the world include Gwalior Fort, which was constructed about 1000 years ago on the advice of sage Gwalipa and is considered as the citys jewel in the crown. Spread over an area of 3 square km, the fort is surrounded by concrete walls of sandstone and encloses three temples, six palaces and numerous water tanks. Man Mandir palace is another tourist spot of Gwalior that is ensconced within the premises of the Gwalior Fort. This palace is a testimony to the Rajput culture that still holds its elegance. Among the significant spot in the palace is the Jauhar Pond, where the Rajput queens committed sati after their kings had been vanquished in battle.

Jai Villas Palace, built by Maharaja Jiyaji Rao Scindia and designed by Sir Michael Filose, is an Italianate structure that is a fine blend of the Tuscan and Corinthian architecture modes. The palace is adorned with ornate mirrors, Versailles furniture, Belgian chandeliers, Venetian cut glass swing, handmade carpet, huge dining table and an antique Rolls Royce. The great Tansen, a pillar of Hindustani classical music and one of the jewels of Akbar’s court, lies buried in Gwalior. At this place the tomb of Tansen is built that has a simple and pristine aura. To venerate this great musician, a national level music competition is held at the place in the month of November or December.

Maharajas’ Express offer its guests a great opportunity of exploring Gwalior, an architectural marvels and rich in cultural heritage city, to its guests of The Indian Panorama, itinerary. The tour exposes to some amazing and enthralling attractions of Gwalior that will rekindle in the memories of tourists throughout their life.”