Monday, August 27, 2012

Gwalior, City of Music

From Bhopal the capital of Madhya Pradesh state we left by train in the afternoon to Gwalior. Next day morning we visited Mitavali and two other near by villages before proceeding with local site seeing.



The city has come into existence much before 6th century and has been ruled by dynasties such ad Hunas, Guptas, Tomars and Mughals. The city is known for Hindustani classical music. The city is the final resting place of Tansen, the musical genius and one of the nine gems of Emperor Akbar’s court. For all these reasons the city is known as 'City of Music'.

There are several important tourist places here both new as well as heritage:

There are several interesting places in the the Fort such as
  1. Man Mandir Palace (1, 2)
  2. Sahastrabahu Temple
  3. Teli-Ka Mandir
  4. Gujari Mahal
Nearby places that we visited are:

45 comments:

Al said...

Music is my favorite art form so I'm sure I'd love this city. Nice shots!

Vee said...

The pavilion...not sure what to really call it...is so lovely. I can see it being used for outdoor gatherings and to ward off the hot sun. You travel so much!

anney said...

Beautiful structures! You are so lucky oget to travel and visit beautiful places such as these!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Marvelous pictures.....thank you very much for sharing.

Unknown said...

nice pics & information about gwalior good keep on postings

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very informative post...

Cafe au lait said...

Amazing structures.

My blues are here and here.

Lowell said...

Wonderful collage. I'll bet you could spend weeks visiting this city and adjacent sights. So interesting!

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing your blues.
I look forward to your visit and comment.

Happy Blue Monday, Rajesh.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Such a beautiful places to visit. Great shots as always..

Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

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Jeevan said...

That’s great collage on the marvelous structures! First time knowing Gwalior is called as City of Music.

joo said...

Such a beautiful city and what a lovely name!

Gary said...

Another grand tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful city, Rajesh, and so much history! Wonderful captures as always! Have a great week!

Spiderdama said...

So much history! I would love to visit these places with my camera. Nice colletion of pictures.

Hope you have a happy week:-)

eileeninmd said...

Cool photos of the fort. Thanks for sharing your world.

Genie said...

Rajesh....What a wonderful collection of places you have shared this week. The second group of shots make me think of the castles of England and the Roman Collseum. Your pictures are just magical for people like me who will never get to visit your beautiful part of the world. Hope you have a nice week. genie

Barb said...

This ancient architecture still standing is amazing, Rajesh. I like the sun hitting the stone in your first mosaic.

Fun60 said...

Great shots of those buildings.

Indrani said...

Great shots!
I have to be there some time.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots!

Abhyudaya Shrivastava said...

So glad that you liked my city. It is beautiful. Isn't it? But one thing I'd like to correct, Gwalior is not the capital of M.P. It's Bhopal.

Liza said...

Beautiful photos.

Red Hibiscus

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice article. Would love to visit the place sometime.

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/

Rajesh said...

Shrivastava: Thank you, I have made the correction.

Leovi said...

Delicious photos, lovely mosaic monuments. Greetings.

maria said...

Beautiful structures. Happy RT2.

Mine's here.

w0rkingAth0mE said...

what a nice tour .. hope to visit them one day! Visiting you from
Ruby Tuesday 2

Roger Owen Green said...

nifty shots
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

How lovely to be known as the City of Music.
Beautiful monuments and buildings.

lotusleaf said...

Good pictures !

kaia said...

Such lovely photos and the history is so interesting. Thak you for this trip.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful place -- I love how so many of your Cities have themes! I'm not familiar with the music, but would like to be.

George said...

This looks like a fascinating city to visit. I really like your collage.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

A place I have never been. Looks beautiful.

Indie said...

India is so full of such gorgeous architecture! Some beautiful structures!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This city has so much to see! I like the nickname "city of music"

Stewart M said...

I wonder if any country in the world has a wider range of buildings than India?

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Ann said...

A City of Music is a place where I would love to visit. The pictures looks awesome.
Ann

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˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Beautiful! A wonderful share, thank you!Mine is here
Have you a FANTABULOUS WEEK!!!
hugs
shakira

joy said...

Thanks for freevirtual tour. Your world is amazing.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this beautiful city.

JK said...

Thank you for the information. Never knew that Gwalior was called the 'city of music'.

Prasad Np said...

Never knew about so much musical history of Gwalior...