Places to see in and
The glorious Gwalior is dotted with places or tourist interest in and
around it. There are the numerable historical monuments and educational
institutes those Gwalior boasts of.
Shivpuri offers the Madhav National Park. In the forests of Shivpuri Madhav
Park you may see flora and fauna from tigers to paradise flycatchers. The
old world charm of Shivpuri cannot only be seen but also be felt in the
majestic palaces and the hunting lodges of the Scindias.
The claim to fame of Chanderi is the special style of sari weaving. You can
see the beautiful structures executed in the Bundelkhandi style and feast
your eyes in Chanderi.
It is another place worth seeing around Gwalior. The palaces and the
temples top the list of places of tourist attraction in Orccha. The Orchha
fort complex has the Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal and Rai Perveen Mahal. The
Raja Ram Temple, Chaturbhuj temple and Laxminarayan temple are other places
you must see in Orccha.
The mighty Gwalior Fort was built in the 15th century by Raja Mansingh
Tomar on a hilltop that overlooks the city. A steep road winds upwards to
the fort, flanked by statues of the Jain Tirthankaras, carved into the rock
face. Man Mandir is the Fort's piece de resistance. There are chambers for
affairs of state as well as those for relaxation, adorned appropriately and
ornately with carved animals, flowers, and the human form.
Fairs & Festivals
Tansen Music Festival is held every winter in the months of
November/December. The festival is a major cultural event, drawing prominent
performers and music lovers from all parts of the country.
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