Man Mandir Palace, is the ultimate place to explore the fascinating history of Gwalior Fort!
As you walk around the palace, you’ll see the remains of the beautiful carvings and designs of the Tomar era, which will transport you back in time.
But this palace has much more than just beautiful architecture. It has a labyrinth of underground chambers, which will make you feel like you’re in a mysterious maze. It’s said that the ingenious placement of windows and ventilators not only gave the rooms their supply of light and fresh air but also protected the inhabitants from extreme summers. And if you’re lucky, you might be able to hear whispers from the past as you explore the communication channel running through the levels.
But let’s not forget the dark side of this palace. The palace was converted into a dungeon and chambers of torture by the Mughals. So, if you’re faint-hearted, you might want to skip this part of the tour. But for the brave, you’ll be able to see the place where Aurangzeb imprisoned and slowly poisoned his brother Murad with opium. And if you’re looking for a spooky experience, the underground prison cells are the perfect place to give you goosebumps.
Nearby Jauhar Kund is the place where various Rajput women committed mass suicide to avoid rapes by the forces of Iltutmish who was the king of Delhi in the 13th century AD. And if you’re lucky enough to find a local guide, he/she would be able to tell you various secrets about the place and show you various parts of the palace, which otherwise you won’t be able to see.
So, what are you waiting for? Put on your adventure hat and get ready to explore the audacity of architecture and widely fluctuating history of Man Mandir Palace. And don’t forget to take a picture of the yellow ducks on the walls, which are the most-photographed details of the palace!