Gwalior Fort

Gwalior fort History, Timings, Route, Entry fees, Places nearby

This fort was built on Gopagiri. From the inscriptions, it is known that 139 Kings ruled this fort.

Gwalior fort History

• According to the inscriptions was built in 8th CE &, King Suraj Sen (Suraj Sen Pal) Was the founder of this fort.
• This fort was ruled by 135 kings
• The Pal Kingdom Ruled this fort for a long time, (989 Years, i.e, up to 83 descendants)
• Later Kachchapaghatas Ruled
• Mohammad Ghazni Attacked this fort in 1023 CE & Failed
• Qutb Al-Din Aibak Ruled in the 1196 Year
• 1231 Ghulam Kingdom Iltumish Ruled
• After Iltumish King Devram brought the Thomar Kingdom in Gwalior
• 1398 to 1505 Thomar Kingdom ruled the region
• Maan Singh was popular in the Thomar Kingdom
• 1505 Sikander Lodi Tried To Capture the Fort but failed to defeat Maan Singh
• 1516 Ibrahim Lodi Son Of Sikander Lodi Defeated (Killing) Maan Singh
• Later Mughals Ruled:
• Babur (Mughal Emperor) attacked the Thomar Kingdom & Won The Fort
• In 1542, Babur’s Son Humayun was defeated by Sher Shah Suri
• In 1540, Sher Shah Suri was killed by Islam Sha (Delhi Sultanate) Shifted their kingdom From Delhi to Gwalior
• In 1558, Akbar Attacked & Ruled the fort
• After Mughal Rulers, Rana & Zhata Kingdom Ruled
• Then Marathas
• From 1736 to 1756, King Bhim Sinh Rana (Zhata Kingdom) ruled
• In 1779 Marata Chatrap of Sindhya Kul Ruled
• But later East India Company captured the fort from Marata Chatrap
• Middle of 1804 & 1844 British & Sindhya rulers ruled
• In 1844 Sindhya attacked Maharajpur (Sindhya Ruled)
• 1st June 1858 Rani Lakshmi Bai & Maratas Vidrohis Ruled
• 16 June British General announced war on Maratas Vidrohis
• Rani Lakshmi Bai & Maratas Vidrohis were defeated by the Britishers
• Exact after 3 days (Death Of Rani Lakshmi Bai) Britishers Captured the fort.
• Then Britisher handover the Ford to Sindhiya’s
• Scindhiya’s ruled up to 1947

Gwalior Fort Timings: 6:00 am – 5:30 pm. Daily.

Sound and Light Show Timings

Hindi Show: 7:30 pm
English Show: 8:30 pm

Gwalior Fort Entry fees

Entry forTicket Cost
SAARC (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan)Rs.75
BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar)Rs.75
Children ( under 15 years)Free

Entry ticket is valid for Man Singh Palace, Teli Mandir and Saas Bahu Mandir.

How to reach Gwalior Fort?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Gwalior which is 12 Km away

By Train

  1. Gwalior station is well connected with major cities.
  2. It is 3 Km from the fort.

By Road

  1. Taxi/ Auto is available from Gwalior station to the fort.

Gwalior Fort Images

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