Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Secret Wish List

 Read this in few hours on my way back to Bangalore from Jhansi. What else you need when you have to do a train journey all alone. Completely loved it. Well done Preeti!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Surya Mandir

Surya Mandir(Sun temple) is one of the tourist attractions in Gwalior. It was constructed in 1988 by G.D. Birla.

It is influenced by the famous sun temple at Konark in Orissa. The 
Temple has a beautiful sculpture of Lord Surya.


Jai Vilas Palace

Built by Maharaja Jiyaji Rao Scindia, Jai Vilas palace is the current residence of Royal Scindia family with around 35 rooms being converted into Scindia Museum. It is one of the main attractions in Gwalior.

Silver chariot

This carpet is supposed to be Asia's largest single carpet.


These Belgian Chandeliers weigh 3.5 tonnes each and are the biggest pair of chandeliers in Asia.

Footwear of Maharani Chinku Devi

Some Royal outfits of Maharanis

Gwalior fort and palace

Gwalior fort is one of the biggest forts in central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
It was built in two parts: the main fort, Gurjari Mahal and Man Mandir Palace.The first part was built during early Tomar rule whereas Gurjari mahal and palace were built by Raja Man Singh Tomar in the 15th century.

View of Gwalior city from the fort

Man Mandir palace is a testimony to the Rajput culture way back  in the medieval period. It houses luxury rooms for the Raja and queens, music halls, jauhar pond, an underground dungeon where the prisoners would be held captive during the Mughal era.

Finely carved roof

Jauhar Kund