Brief Itinerary for Fort Photowalk:6:00 am Reach near Killa gate by Auto/vehicles.Small briefing and then start walking towards the Mansingh Palace.6: 15 am Stop at the monument which have the oldest existing Zero.6:30 am Reach at Mansingh Palace. Photography of palace view in morning. Enjoy beautiful sunrise.Interaction and other activities.
Jai Vilas Palace Museum
We were running on tight schedule in morning. This place was the only one left from Gwalior. We reached well before time that is 0930 and took the tickets which were crazy expensive. ₹120 per head, and ₹100 extra for mobile phone. The structure is worth watching and can visit here once.
One cannot come back from a trip, any trip without some souvenir. When you are in Rajasthan, these souvenirs would be beautiful handicraft items or those colorful puppets or those beautifully made embroidered torans and pillow covers. I made Hathi Pol my last stop to do some Diwali Shopping. A plethora of colors and some added bling with amazing works of art, trust me, you need more than a day and a full pocket to go shopping in Udaipur. From those beautifully decorated Bamboo Cotton Dresses in Pichola Art to the colorful puppets to beautiful silver jewelry, Hathi Pol is one awesome shopping hub in Udaipur. But, be sure to keep your bargain game strong and make some savings. Udaipur is known for its silver too, a fact I got to know from the locals. So with silver jhumkas, some pretty dress materials and Udaipur’s famous gulkand barfi and cham cham (sweets) in hand, I made my way to the bus station.
Shree Gogaji Dham
Our first stop was at Shree Gogaji Dham Temple, a colourful temple from the outside and inside. This temple is very famous in the Rabari caste of Gujarat. They have a strong belief in this temple and they come here for all their remedies. It is believed that all the prophecies that the priest of this temple makes come true.
The birthplace of Tansen who happened to be one of the nine gems or navaratnas in Baburs Court, Gwalior is a place that has seen the rule of the Rajputs and as well as the British and the Scindia Clan. Ibn Batuta in the 14th century termed this place as a fine town of white stone, and the British Governor General Warren Hastings called it the key to Indostan in the year 1780. There are many sights to pay a visit to in Gwalior and one is sure to be mesmerized by the beauty of this place. The old city of Gwalior is best explored on foot and one should go through the bylanes to experience what life was like in the years gone by.
While walking towards my hotel( Hotel Balaji, Naya Bazaar), I discovered Bahadura Sweets, where Halwais were busy grinding milk and shaping the shudh-desi-ghee Ladoos. They give Ladoos in pieces(Rs 20 per piece) unlike Agra, where none allowed me to grab a piece of Petha. The day was high on food hunting and low on sight seeing. That's it from Gwalior. Tomorrow morning, I'm heading straight to Jhansi, and on my way to Orchha, just 18 kilometres from there. I'm standing right across a gun point, I'm stuck here for 3 hours. Surrounding me, are a couple of people fiddling with every other object on the train. The rest are busy making weird noises, though, some of them aren't a part of the journey anymore. ut that's how it is supposed to be - Welcome to the passenger train with a bunch of soldiers and a huge crowd commuting with me on way to Jhansi. Orchha