Gwalior Fort

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Gwalior Fort is an 8th century hill fort near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, central India. The fort consists of a defensive structure and two main palaces, Gurjari Mahal and Man Mandir, built by Man Singh Tomar. The fort has been controlled by a number of different rulers over time. The Gurjari Mahal palace was built for Queen Mrignayani. It is now an archaeological museum. 1.Teli ka mandir 2. Jain rock-cut sculptures 3. Gurudwara 4. Sun Temple Gwalior

Jai Vilas Palace

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The Jai Vilas Mahal (or The Jai Vilas Palace), is a nineteenth-century palace in India. It was established in 1874 by Jayajirao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior and is still the residence of his descendants the former royal Maratha Scindia dynasty.The European architecture of the palace was designed and built by Sir Michael Filose (known as Mukhel Sahib) under the guidance of Jayajirao. The palace has 400 rooms from which exclusively 40 rooms are transformed into Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum. Two belgian chandeliers at Durbar Hall weighing 7 tonnes each are believed to be most gigantic in the world. Priyadarshini Raje Scindia is the patron and trustee of the museum.

GUJARI MAHAL

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The Gujari Mahal lies within the Gwalior fort. It is considered to be a marvel of medieval architecture. The 15th century GujariMahal is a monument to the love of Raja MansinghTomar for his intrepid Gujar queen, Mrignani. The outer structure of the Gujari Mahal has survived in ana almost total state of preservation; the interior has been converted into an Archeological Museum housing are antiquities, some of them dating back to the 1st century AD. Even though many of these have been defaced by the iconoclastic Mughals, their perfection of form has survived the ravages of time. Particularly worth seeing is the statue of Shalbhanjika from Gyaraspur, the tree goddess, epitome of perfection in miniature. The statue is kept in the custody of the museum's curator, and can be seen on request.