Tansen ka Makbara

In the same compound of the Gwalior Fort is the smaller, simpler Tomb of Tansen, a singer much admired by Akbar and held to be a father of Indian classical music. Chewing the leaves of the tamarind tree at Tansen's grave supposedly enriches your voice and during the Tansen festival in October/November it takes on an unseasonably autumnal look when stripped by visiting singers.