Gwalior Fort Overview - Gwalior Fort, Gwalior

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The founder of Gwalior Fort was Suraj Sen which was constructed in 8th century. It is situated in Madhya Pradesh near Gwalior. The fort was built on a solitary rock known as Gopachal. The fort was reigned by many rulers of different dynasties who built many palaces and temples inside the fort in their periods. The freedom fighters like Rani Lakshmi Bai and Tatya Tope also battled with British to seek independence.



Gwalior district is located in Madhya Pradesh state of central India. The city, which is located near Agra, has embellished mosques, palaces, temples and other structure built inside the fort. Some of the empires like Tomars, Mughals, Marathas, and Scindias ruled the city in different periods. The climate of the city would be hot subtropical from March to June, hot and humid climate occurs from July to October and winter starts from November to February.


Visiting Hours

The visiting hours of the Gwalior Fort is from 9:00am to 5:00pm on all days. It takes one to two hours to roam around the whole fort. There is a show in Hindi which starts at 7:30pm and in English from 8:30pm.


Tickets are available for the tourists by paying the entry fee to visit the fort. For Indian tourists, they are charged with Rs. 75 for adults and Rs. 40 for children. For foreigners they have to pay Rs. 250 to visit the fort. There is no entry fee for the children up to 15 years.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the fort is from October to March as the climate will be pleasant in these months. Though December and January are considered as winter months where you find cool climate, tourists will be more interested to visit the fort during this period.

Where to Stay?

In Gwalior so many hotels are there where tourists can reside. The hotels are categorised into inexpensive and expensive to five star hotels depending on the budget of the person. Usha Kiran Palace is the five-star hotel in Gwalior. In addition to these, there are resorts, cottages on hire, government guest houses, farm houses, and many other places where the tourists can accommodate.

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