Wednesday, 15 May 2013

As the sun kisses the walls of this beautiful fort today morning as always, Sumit tells us about the magnificience and all that's there to see --

Photo: Good Morning India!
As the sun kisses the walls of this beautiful fort today morning as always, Sumit tells us about the magnificience and all that's there to see ---> http://bit.ly/10Fw9uD



"Land of the Scindias"

Gwalior Experience: Gwalior can be easily termed as the \'land of the Scindias'. Everything in Gwalior has something attached to this royal family. Nevertheless, its a beautiful place, specially for those who loves history. The Gwalior fort is a marvel by itself. One of the oldest fort in India, its blue and golden colour glows like a jewel.Being a visitor to a number of forts, I found this fort quite amazing. The underground dungeons with pitch dark inside (only torches are allowed) gives you a shiver down the spine. The light-and-sound-show is a must for any traveller. The nearby 'Shaas-Bahu' temple is also worth-seeing. The 'Jai Vilas Palace', popularly known as the Scindia Palace is also a treat for the eye. Still the present residence of the Scindias, about 35 rooms have been converted into museums. The indoor swimming pool, world one of the largest chandeliers, Asia's biggest hand woven carpets, a huge and majestic 'darbar hall' - the list goes on. Last but ont the least, the tomb of Tansen and his mentor Ghaus Mohammaed. Although, not as grandeur as those in Agra, the very name Tansen takes you back to the Mughal Age. Those who have not gone to Puri and Konark, can see the Sun Temple, a replica of the one at Konark and Jagannath Temple in a miniature form combined into one.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Nothing special about food, shooping is another attractive option for ladies.
Activities & things to do: The only activity in Gwalior, I reckon, is travelling and shopping.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Gwalior is well connected by road ann rail throughout India although flights are not that regular from every place.