Gwalior Fort History (in Hindi) | Guided Tour of Fort & Bhool Bhulaiya | ग्वालियर के किले का इति
This Vlog is based on my visit to Gwalior Fort(Gwalior ka Kila) which is situated in Gwalior City in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. I hired a local guide at the Fort who told us about the Gwalior Fort History/Information in Hindi and also about Bhool Bhulaiya. While doing the Guided Tour we came to know that a few movie shooting and song sequences also took at this place. Recently, Tamil Movie Punniyin Selvan was Shot At Gwalior Fort in which Aishwarya Rai will also be seen.
Apart from visiting the Fort you can also enjoy the Gwalior Fort Light and Sound show which is held every evening. A lot of people talk about some horror story about the fort, but it is not true at all. This fort is quite beautiful and I wished that I could take Gwalior Fort Drone View but it is actually not allowed to fly a drone there. There is a historic Gurudwara within the Fort's compound where Guru Hargobind was kept a prisoner at this fort by the Mughal emperor, Jahangir.
Gwalior is not only famous for Gwalior Fort and other monuments but is also known for Gwalior Mahotsav & Mela which takes place every year.
To isse pehle ki main aapko Gwalior ke Kile ka rahasya batau, main aapko is kile se judi kuch zaruri jankariya de deta hu.
The Gwalior Fort (Gwāliiyar Qila in Hindi) is a well known hill fort in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. The fort is known to exist at least since the 10th century, and the inscriptions and monuments which are located in the fort's compound indicate that it may be possible that it has existed as early as the beginning of the 6th century. Raja Suraj Sen Pal and his dynasty ruled over this fort more than 900 years. The fort is known to be been controlled by a number of different rulers in its history.
The present-day fort has a defensive structure and two main palaces, Gujari Mahal and Man Mandir, built by Man Singh Tomar (reigned 1486–1516 CE). The Gujari Mahal palace was known to be built for Queen Mrignayani which has now been converted into an archaeological museum.
The word Gwalior is known to be derived from one of the names for Gwalipa. As per the legend, Gwalipa cured the local chieftain Suraj Sena of leprosy, and in gratitude, Suraj Sena founded Gwalior city in his name.
The fort and its premises are known to be very well maintained and has many historic monuments including palaces, temples and water tanks. There are a lot of palaces (mahal) including the Man mandir, the Gujari, the Jahangir, the Karan, and the Shah Jahan. The total area covered by the fort is 3 square kilometres (1.2 sq mi) and rises 11 metres (36 ft). Its rampart is known to be built around the edge of the hill which is connected by six bastions or towers. The profile of the fort has an irregular appearance because of the undulating ground beneath.
There are two gates in the fort; one is on the northeast side that has a long access ramp and the other one on the southwest. The main entrance of the Gwalior Fort is the ornate Elephant gate (Hathi Pul). The other one is called Badalgarh Gate. The Man Mandir palace or citadel is situated at the northeast end of the fort. It was made in the 15th century and renovated in 1648. The water tanks or reservoirs of the Gwalior fort were capable of providing water to a 15,000 strong garrison, which is the total number required to secure the fort.
The Gujari Mahal, which is now a museum, was built by Raja Man Singh Tomar for his wife Mrignayani, who was a Gujar princess. She asked the king to build a separate palace for herself which should have a regular water supply through an aqueduct from the nearby Rai River. The palace has now been converted into an archaeological museum by the ASI. Rare artefacts at the museum has some Hindu and Jain sculptures dated to the 1st and 2nd centuries BC; miniature statue of Salabhanjika; terracotta items and replicas of frescoes seen in the Bagh Caves.
There are a number of other monuments built inside the fort compound. These include the Scindia School (which was originally an exclusive school for the sons of Indian princes and nobles) that was founded by Madho Rao Scindia in 1897.
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