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Gwalior

Gwalior

India Holidays - The imposing sandstone Gwalior Fort

Despite being somewhat off the beaten tourist track, the huge hilltop fortress of Gwalior is one of the most impressive in northern India. It contains some superb Jain sculptures dating from the 7th to 15th centuries, as well as Hindu temples and a smaller palace - the sandstone Jai Vilas - within its walls. Sightseeing in Gwalior will also include the Maharaja's Palace (below right) which incorprates the Scindia Museum, an unusual collection of royal possessions. The Durbar Hall of the palace is famous for containing two of the world's largest chandeliers (below left), each weighing over 3 tons, and the charming battery-operated silver train set which used to transport cigars and drinks around the huge banqueting table.

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