Places of Interest

Gwalior Fort: The Fort With A View

Gwalior is known almost exclusively for its huge 1000-year-old fort, which rises on a massif near the Chambal ravines

Gwalior Fort Photo: Flickr

I pause before a huge Jain statue to catch my breath. Its face is dignified despite the beehive hanging off its chin like a goatee. At least it still has a face - many of the other statues carved into the hillside have had theirs gouged out. Eyeing the rest of the road, I hope it's worth the climb.