When the Mughal emperor Jehangir rose to power, he sought to vanquish the most powerful leaders in his kingdom, lest one of them challenge his rule. One such powerful Sikh was Guru Hargobind. Under false pretenses, Jehangir had him called to Delhi and imprisoned in the Assi Khambe Ki Baori in the Gwalior Fort. People expected that he would be tortured the same way his father was, but when the Sikh Guru cured Jehangir of an illness, Jehangir released him. The Guru very cleverly managed to secure the release of 52 kings as well. The day this happened is celebrated as Bandi Chhor Diwas by Sikhs and this Gurudwara, built in commemoration of this event is worth visiting on this day.
The Langar or community kitchen here is a great spectacle of social engineering and comes alive every day to serve the poor and rich alike by feeding them. Volunteer here if you wish to serve the community.