Akbar, 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.