[Original German] Das Oberste Thor Vom Fort Gwalior [end]
Raja Man Singh Tomar built the Gwalior Fort in the 15th century. It covers three square kilometers and has a boundary of enormously thick walls made of sandstone. The fort complex has six palaces, three temples and several water tanks within it.
Gwalior Fort was one of the most popular subjects for early Indian photographs, postcards and paintings. This image is from a painting by Josef Hoffmann, an Austrian painter and early postcard artist who traveled to India in the 1850s.