Gwalior Fort at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh | Location Map of Gwalior Fort
Another place which is a must visit is the fort of Gwalior. This is on a hill. Strong wall are built around the hill. These are 2 miles long and 35 feet height and are intact even now. The statues of Jain Teerdhankrs can be seen on the walls while going to the fort. A local king carved them on the walls as he was interested in the Jain religion. He destroyed some of them at the order of Mughals. This fort went in to the hands of British rulers at a later stage. This fort is so strong that Babur complimented that this is the best fort in the country. When this fort was under Mughals. Aurangazeb had imprisoned his brother Murad in this fort. He was hanged later. 51 subordinate kings were imprisoned here along with Hargobind Singh. Queen Nurjahan ordered to release Hargobind Singh. But Hargobind singh wanted all the kings to be released along with him. Then the Nawab laid a condition. He said he will release all the kings who can come out holding the shirt of Hargobind singh. Hargobind singh’s shirt was torn in to pieces and made like a rope. All kings came out holding that rope.
Location Map of Gwalior Fort: