Prime attraction of Gwalior holiday packages is Gwalior Fort. There are several palaces, pavilions, museums and temples within the fort complex. Teli-ka-Mandir is the loftiest of ail the existing buildings in the Gwalior Fort, being over 100 feet in height. Peculiar in plan and design, it is a 9th century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It showcases some bold and vigorous arabesque work in the horizontal band of decoration on its basement. Sas Bahu Temple (Sahastrabahu Temple) is another beautiful piece of architecture. Jauhar Kund within Gwalior Fort is regarded as a ‘tirth’. It was here that the noble Rajput ladies committed suicide by self-immolating themselves into burning pyres in 1282 AD to avoid falling into the hands of Muslim invader Iltutmish. The Jauhar by the Rajput queens has been source of inspiration for Hindu populace. Numerous poetries sung by Charans (bards) mention the heroic deed of the royal women folk. Within the fort are built several luxurious palaces like Jai Vilas Palace and Man Mandir Palace.
While a tourist proceeds towards the fort following Gwalior tour itinerary, on the way he / she encounters several historical monuments. Round the base of Gwalior Fort are several enormous sculptures and idols of Jain ‘tirthankaras’ Babar, the first Mughal invader, was vandalistic enough to cause these stupendous figures to be mutilated ; this was some sixty years after their completion. Fortunately, the entire statues could not be destroyed and some of the faces have been restored. Several specimens of fine Jain figures are to be found in the Archaeological Museum, located in the Gujari Mahal, which was built in the fifteenth century by Raja Man Singh for his favourite queen Mriganayani. Gujari Mahal Museum a treasure trove of the artefacts, weapons, pots, coins, carpets, idols, attires etc of the past.
On Gwalior sightseeing tour , a visitor can see Chaturbhuj Temple and reliquary of Tansen. Chaturbhuj Temple, one of the attractions of historical and architectural significance, can be spotted on the eastern road leading to the Gwalior Fort. The temple, hewn out of living rock, bears two contemporary Sanskrit inscriptions which indicate that it was built by King Ram Dev of Kannauj in 875 AD. Further up, there are several rock-cut niches sheltering Hindu and Jaina images. Another building of interest in Gwalior is the reliquary of Tansen, a great musician and composer of Akbar’s reign