Gwalior is one of the prominent historical sites in India. It is famous for the historical monuments representing impressive architectural styles. It houses several exquisite palaces- Man Singh palace is one among them. It is also referred to as Chitra mandir (painted palace), as it boasts of painted decorations of peacocks, elephants and ducks.
Man Singh palace was built by Raja Man Singh in the 15th century. It is located within the famous Gwalior fort. The fort houses five other palaces too. This palace is an impressive four storeyed building and it boasts of spacious rooms. Some rooms were dedicated to host musical concerts and they have fine screens for royal ladies to listen to music. The images in this palace were painted blue with hints of gold and green, which look awe-inspiring. It also has Jauhar Kund, where the queens burnt themselves to death, after the decease of their husband- the King of Gwalior in 1232. The underground floors of Man Singh palace haver circular cells, which were used as prisons. The Mughal emperor Aurangazeb imprisoned his brother Murad and killed him in this prison. The palace has assumed historical importance after this incident.
You can enjoy the sound and light show that is organized every evening at the beautiful Man Singh palace. This show attracts lots of tourists to Gwalior. You can also plan to visit the Telika Mandir, Sas Bahu temple, Jehangir Mahal, Shah Jahan Mahal and Gujiri Mahal, while visiting this wonderful palace.
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