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Rock carved Tirthankaras in Caves, built between 7th and 15th century that has 11 temples.
Gwalior fort has two gates; this is the main entrance called Elephant gate or Hathi Pul. The other gate is the Badalgarh Gate.
In the year 1093, Pal Kachawaha rulers built two temples dedicated to Lard Vishnu. The red sandstone, pyramid shaped, several storied structure has beams and pillars but no arches.
Huge Jain idols carved out of rock in the Gwalior Fort near the Urwai Gate
The Caves, built between 7th and 15th century has 11 Jain temples dedicated to the Tirthankaras. On south side you will find 21 temples with intricately carved images of tirthankaras.
The gigantic stone carved 58 feet 4 inches high idol of Bhagwan Adinatha outside the Urvahi gate.
This lord Vishnu temple built in the 11th century is the tallest in the fort compound. It has the gigantic image of Vishnu on Garuda.
You will find many courtyards inside the fort in all sections. The palace has also many varandas. This is the Man-Mandir courtyard.
An eighth century majestic fort was built by Man Singh Tomar that has a defense structure and 2 main palaces, Gurjari Mahal and Man Mandir. The fort was under many different rulers.
Trust me, this place is a must see. Go beyond the obvious. You will discover an amazing heritage site.
What is the best time to visit, if one wants to avoid the heat.
Gwalior is a fantastic place, and in my wishlist. The sculpture here look so stunning.