Gwalior Fort - Overview

Gwalior Fort was built in 8th century by Suraj Sen. The fort stands on a solitary rock known as Gopachal. The fort was ruled by many rulers of various dynasties who also built many palaces and temples inside the fort. The combined forces of Rani Lakshmi Bai and Tatya Tope also fought here against the British.

Gwalior Fort


Gwalior district is situated in Madhya Pradesh state of India. The city, situated nearby Agra, has many mosques, palaces, temples and other structures. Tomars, Mughals, Marathas, and Scindias ruled the city in different periods. The city has hot subtropical climate from March to June, hot and humid climate from July to October and winter from November to February.

Gwalior City

Visiting Hours

Gwalior Fort is opened for the tourists from 9:00am to 5:00pm on all days. It takes around one to two hours to visit the whole fort. Sound and light show is also organised in the fort. The show in Hindi starts at 7:30pm and in English from 8:30pm.


Tourists have to pay an entry fee in order to visit the fort. For Indian tourists, Rs. 75 is charged for adults while Rs. 40 for children. Foreign tourists have to pay Rs. 250 in order to visit the fort. There is no charge for the children up to 15 years.

Best Time to Visit

The period from October to March is most suitable to visit the fort as the climate in this month is pleasant. Though December and January are chilly, but tourists still like to visit the fort in this period.

Where to Stay?

Gwalior has many hotels where tourists can stay. These hotels range from inexpensive budget hotels to expensive five star hotels. Usha Kiran Palace is the only five-star hotel in Gwalior. Besides hotels, there are resorts, cottages on hire, government guest houses, farm houses, and many other places where the tourists can stay.

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