Phool Bagh - Things to Know Before Visiting
Phool Bagh, लश्कर, ग्वालियर, मध्य प्रदेश, India
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About Phool Bagh
Phool Bagh is situated within the vicinity of Gwalior Railway Station. Constructed by late Madho Rao Scindia, Phool Bagh comprises a residential palace and a museum along with other buildings. The garden was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales in 1922 on his visit to Gwalior. Gwalior zoo along with a temple, a mosque and a Gurudwara are situated in the garden. Moreover, there is a Theosophical Lodge and a prayer place within the campus of Phool Bagh.
Attractions Near Phool Bagh
Spread over an area of 8 hectares, Gwalior Zoo is home to some rare species of animals including a white tiger. The main animals which are present in the zoo are deer, monkeys, Royal Bengal Tiger, serpents, crocodile, spotted deer, sambhar, hyena, lion, rabbits, panther, bear, hippopotamus, etc. The zoo also has some rare and colorful birds, snakes, lizards, etc. Families and Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the zoo and spend their quality time amidst the animals.
Baija Taal Cultural Complex is Gwalior city’s latest attraction. It was built by Baija Baj, belonging to the Scindia family. Originally here stood an oval-shaped tank with bridges leading to the surrounding stone steps. The tank was meant for ceremonial and festive use. Now it is modified and rebuilt as a cultural complex containing an art gallery and open-air theatre.
Gopachal Parvat is famous for the 7th and 15th century rock-cut Jain monuments. The monuments are dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras - Adinatha, Mahavir, Neminatha and Rishanabhanatha - whose idols can be seen in a meditative posture. They are a part of 100 monuments located in and around the city.
Jai Vilas Palace, is a nineteenth-century palace in Gwalior, India. It was established in 1874 by Maharajadhiraj Shrimant Jayajirao Scindia Alijah Bahadur, the Maharaja of Gwalior. While the major part of the palace is now the "Jiwajirao Scindia Museum" opened to the public in 1964, a part of it is still the residence of his descendants the former royal Maratha Scindia dynasty.
Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod is a memorial constructed in the memory of Guru Hargobind Sahib. Built inside the Gwalior Fort, the Gurudwara was constructed in 1970. Made up of marble and colourful stained glass exteriors, the Gurudwara is one of the significant Sikh pilgrimage sites and is visited by many tourists each year.
Teli ka Mandir, also known as Telika Temple, is a Hindu temple located within the Gwalior Fort. Dedicated to Vishnu, Shiva and Matrikas, it has been variously dated between the early 8th and early 9th century CE. The temple is a classic example of a design based on "musical harmonics" in architecture,one that Hermann Goetz called as a masterpiece of late Gupta era Indian art.