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|Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh has a strong historical legacy, as the city was a part of several significant historical incidents. The city derives its name from the saint Gwalipa, who had cured Prince Suraj Sen from the deadly disease leprosy. This Fort City was also a part of the medieval history of India during the Indian freedom struggle. Gwalior offers the visitors many tourist attractions in the form of historical monuments, like palaces, tombs and the famous Gwalior Fort, which make this place one of the most popular historical places in India.
Jai Vilas Palace: This magnificent white colored palace was built in the year 1809 was built by Maharaja Jiyaji Rao Scindia and was designed by Lt. Col. Sir Michael Filose. The palace is a great combination of the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural styles and a large part has converted into a museum.
Gwalior Fort: A must-see tourist attraction of Gwalior was built by Raja Man Singh Tomar in the 15th century. Spread over an area of 3 sq km, it was ruled by the Tomars, Mughals, Marathas and the British and was finally handed over to the Scindias. The fort has many famous temples and palaces inside its vicinity.
Man Mandir Palace: This glorious palace is situated inside the Gwalior Fort, built by Raja Man Singh of the Tomar dynasty between 1486 and 1516. It is supposedly the fort’s prized possession, also known as the Chit Mandir or Painted Palace exhibits tiled and painted decorations of peacocks and several other birds.
Tombs: Another tourist attraction in Gwalior is the tomb of Mohammad Ghaus and Tansen. North of the fort is Gwalior’s old town which has two interesting Islamic monuments, the 16th century tomb of Mohammed Ghaus, a Mughal noble man and Tomb of Tansen, who was the famous singer in the court of Akbar.