Man Singh Palace

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

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The palace was commissioned by Tomar ruler, Raja Man Singh between 1486 and 1516 and finds itself inside the complex of Gwalior Fort.

Gwalior , one of the important historical destinations of the country has excuisite palaces and Man Singh Palace, Gwalior is one of them to really watch out for. It is housed within the Gwalior fort . The fort spreads out over an area of 3kms.The Gwalior fort encloses six palaces,numerous water tanks and three temples.The Fort has been witness to many ups and downs and has gone from one ruler to another. Initially ruled by the Tomars it passed to the Mughals, then the Marathas, the British and at last the Scindhias.

A splendid Hindu architecture, the palace has 2 open courtyards bordered by apartments on two floors. This four-storeyd palace has large rooms, wherein some were venues for musical concerts, the others were for the royal ladies to sit and enjoy the music. The blue paintings on the walls with touch of green and gold look striking. The palace also has Jauhar Kund, a place where the wives of the ruler of Gwalior self-immersed themselves in fire when the ruler died in the year 1232. There are 2 underground or basement floors with circular cells. They were used as prisons. This was the prison where the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb jailed Murad, his brother and had murdered him.

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