Inspired by the Sun Temple in Konark, this tempe is a new entry in the list of majestic architectures of Gwalior exhibiting stunning sculpture of Lord Surya. The Birla Surya Mandir is unlike the usual temples, it is more like a monument with calm and clean gardens where one can also see peacocks and other birds moving around freely in the lawns. Evening aarti makes the entire surrounding around entrancing.
The temple building is created in the shape of chariot pulled by seven horses, four on one side and three on other each one depicting seven days of the week. One can also see total 24 wheels, 12 wheels on either side representing the 12 hours of day and night respectively. There are total 365 idols of Gods around the temple for 365 days in a year. The enchanting exterior of the temple is crafted out of red sand stone while the interior adorns white marble adding charm to its beauty.