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Fort & Palaces of Mughal`s & Rajput`s
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Fort & Palaces of Mughal`s & Rajput`s

Tour will begin with pick up from Delhi airport. Explore Delhi the historic city then head to enter Rajasthan the culturally rich state of India. You will visit magnificent forts, palaces & museums that narrate the success stories of bravery of the soil & the delicacy of the stonework while visiting Mandawa, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh & Bundi. Enjoy gypsy safari in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and continue to Orchha & Gwalior the princely state. Then head to visit iconic monument & symbol of love Taj Mahal in Agra. At the end we will drop you off at Delhi airport.
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A Choudhury wrote a review 11 May
New Delhi, India42 contributions3 helpful votes
The Sun Temple dedicated to the Sun God is located amidst a very clean and well maintained garden. The architecture is beautiful and there are many wonderful carvings on the outside portion of the temple. Photography is prohibited inside the temple.
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Date of experience: February 2021
madhur agrawal wrote a review Jun 2020
Gwalior, India8 contributions6 helpful votes
You will feel relax here, beautiful environment and we can't rate the god place must visit this temple
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Date of experience: October 2019
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macedonboy wrote a review Apr 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom146639 contributions100892 helpful votes
The Sun Temple (aka Surya Mandir) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the sun god Surya. The building was apparently inspired by the Sun Temple in Konark. The shape of the temple and the sculptures that adorn the walls imitate a chariot. This temple is quite far from the centre of Gwalior. I’m guessing that if like me you’ve never seen the Sun Temple of Konark, then it's worthwhile coming out all that way to see this.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Moonmoon Ghosh wrote a review Mar 2020
New Delhi, India66 contributions9 helpful votes
Gwalior's Sun Temple, dedicated to the sun god, is a faithful replica of the shrine in Konark. Beautifully done in red sandstone, it is dedicated to the eponymous god and stands in the middle of a raised platform. The temple on a chariot is drawn by seven horses and helmed by Surya. The chariot has 24 wheels (12 on each side), and each wheel has 16 spokes. Each detail is architecturally significant: The seven horses depict the seven days of the week, the 24 wheels the number of hours in a day, and so on. The outside of the temple is covered with intricate sculptures of several hundred gods and goddesses, including the 10 avatars of Vishnu. The sanctum sanctorum, with a lofty dome (photography isn't allowed inside), is done in white marble. The shrine is surrounded by well-maintained and manicured gardens, lots of flower patches, and a variety of fauna, from squirrels and birds to stray dogs and screaming peacocks. But for those expecting a structure from an earlier era (like us), the Surya Mandir can be a tad disappointing, having been built as recently as 1988 by the Birla family. Good place for tourists and devotees, average for explorers. 7/10.  
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Date of experience: March 2020
vishalbahl wrote a review Mar 2020
Mumbai, India8 contributions1 helpful vote
Must Visit the Sun Temple , open from 6:30 am to 5pm & closed at noon from 12-1 pm . The gurudwara is of historical importance , The Fort has a sound et lumirere show , its a pleasure to visit the fort & since gwalior is a base for fighter planes , you may see them taking off for sortees , The palace is worth seeing , especially the chandeliers & the dining table with the toy train running on it
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Date of experience: February 2020
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