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The Pearl of India
pearl-of-indiaAkbar, the Mughal emperor called it the ‘Pearl of India’. It stretches in Gwalior from North East to South West for a length of 2.4 Kms. It has a maximum height of 342 feet.

The face lies perpendicular and has numerous caves. The fort stood to the glory of Mughal kings and later Hindu Maharajas.

As a young boy I stayed at the foot of the fort and dreamt of secret passages, treasure troves, galloping British cavalry officers and the fairest of maidens behind the walls of the great fort.
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