In addition to the main monuments to see up at Gwalior Fort, there are a number of far less frequently visited structures that I briefly explored during my time here. None of these warrant a separate blog, so I have clubbed them together in this post. Here’s the […]
Standing on a long, narrow, rocky hill of sandstone rising 100m above the surrounding countryside, the great fortress of Gwalior has imprinted itself indelibly on the imagination of generations of poets. Seen from the north the view is impressive, with a long line of battlements punctuated by formidable […]
Dominating the landscape on top of Gwalior hill, Gurdwara Data Bandi Chor Sahib is a Sikh monument associated with the imprisonment and subsequent release of Guru Hargobind Sahib. Guru Hargobind was born on 19th June 1595 near Amritsar and became Guru at the young age of eleven after […]
Established in 1993, the ASI managed Archaeological Museum is located right next to Gwalior Fort in a former jail that was subsequently used as a hospital during colonial times. Confusingly there are two archaeological museums in Gwalior, the other is a state run museum located at Gujari Mahal […]
Sometimes known as Gwalior Fort Museum, the Gujari Mahal State Archaeological Museum displays a number of artifacts that have been discovered in the Gwalior region. Located in a former Palace below Gwalior fort at the foot of the western approach to the hilltop, this should not be confused […]
A short distance away from the Sas Bahu Temple is the intriguing Teli Ka Mandir, once the loftiest building within the walls of Gwalior Fort. It is unlikely that this is the original name for the temple, that seems to have been lost over time. Its present name […]
My appointment with the Sas Bahu Temple in Gwalior has been long overdue. Five years ago I visited the wonderful Sas Bahu temples near Nagda in Rajasthan on a day trip out of Udaipur, and the resulting photographs were widely distributed throughout the internet by lovers of Indian […]
Looking for nothing in Gwalior. The oldest Zero in India with a verifiable date, India’s greatest gift to the world, and arguably the greatest conceptual leap in the history of mathematics.