The Mughal Emperor Babur called the Gwalior Fort, “the pearl in the necklace that is castles in Hind”. The fort was the mightiest as well as the most beautiful among all forts in the Indian subcontinent. The fort was one of the most coveted in the entire region, and almost every ruler that had some power had a dream of occupying the fort.
Gwalior Fort has kept poets enraptured and historians fascinated all through the ages, and still does. The origin of the castle is one that can only be guessed at by historians as they do not have any clues about its origin. In fact, it has mystery shrouded around its origin. The fort is a marvel of architecture as well as a significant point of interest in terms of history.
The Gwalior Fort has been occupied by many different dynasties in the past. It started from the Tomaras, who had the castle in the 8th century. The Scindias or the Shindhes had the castle at the time when India got its independence. The fort has been adorned and embellished by most of these various dynasties.
The Gwalior Fort is a magnificent edifice. The blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture that is seen at the fort is what makes the fort so unique and beautiful. There are a huge number of points of interest. There are priceless valuables housed in the palace.