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The 15th century Gwalior Fort is the pride and the most striking landmark of Gwalior. A major part of the fort was built during the reign of the greatest of the Tomar rulers, Man Singh, for his queen Mrignayani. Situated atop a hill the fort offers a good view of the city. Strong and well built, the massive fort is called 'the Gibraltar of India' due to its size and strength. Even Babur, the mighty Mughal, emperor was much impressed by the fort and called it 'the pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind'.
It was at the Gwalior Fort where the fiercest battle was fought between the freedom fighters and the British. It was here that Rani Laxmi Bai displayed exemplary chivalry and love for the country when she took on the British soldiers with a handful of fighters and died fighting for the cause of freedom but not before she had driven a chill down the spine of the enemies and inspired all Indians to throw out the British from India.
Gujari Mahal and Man Mandir located inside the fort are important tourist attractions that have added much to the appeal of the fort.
Jai Vilas Palace, Mia Tansen Tomb and Mohammad Ghaus Tomb add to the magic of the city making it a much sought after tourist hub. Jai Vilas Palace and Mia Tansen Tomb need special mention. While Tansen was a famous singer-musician of India with whose lineage almost all gharanas of classical Hindustani music claim some connection; the Jai Vilas Palace is a beautiful palace. This palace is the Scindhia family's present residence. It was built on the pattern of Palais de Vieillesse, France.
Gwalior is well connected by rail, road and air. It is just 122 km from Agra which is world renowned for the majestic Taj Mahal which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
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