The fort's rule changed several hands that include Rajputs, Mamluks, Suris, Mughals, Marathas and British. To get a peek into the turbulent history and legends associated with Gwalior Fort, do attend the Son et Lumiere which is held every night at the open air amphitheater inside the fort complex.
|Gwalior Fort, Madhya Pradesh, India|
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- The Fort is one of the biggest forts in India.
- It covers an area of 3 square kilometers and is 35 feet high.
- There are eleven temples of Gautama Buddha and Tirthankars of Jainism.There are also a number of palaces (mahal).
- There are two gates, one on the northeast side with a long access ramp and other on the southwest. The main entrance is the Elephant gate and the other is the Badalgarh Gate.
- The water tanks or the reservoirs of the Fort could provide water to a 15000 strong garrison, they were required to secure the fort.
- One of the palaces of the fort, Gujari Mahal has been converted into an archeological museum.
- Every evening a light and sound show is presented in the Fort’s open amphitheater.
- On the same hill is the famous boarding school, which is exclusive for the sons of princes and nobles, Scindia School. It was founded by Madho Rao Scindia in 1897.
- There are many festivals and fairs that take place in Gwalior during the winter seasons: Gwalior Annual Trade Fair is famous to experience the native culture and for shopping.
- Tansen Music Festival, is held in honor of Tansen who was from the city.This festival ensures you a journey of Indian classical music.
- Gwalior Carnival, which started recently by the tourism department of the city is an event that includes various activities like dance, music, food, spiritual camps and sports.
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