Gwalior is a small district of the state Madhya Pradesh, situated at a distance of 186 miles from Delhi and 263 miles from the north of Bhopal. The reign of different dynasty and historical memorials has made the city a famous tourist destination. Gwalior is memorized for the birthplace of the famous singer Tansen. Every year a huge cultural event is organized in the remembrance of the great musician. Because of its architectural significance, historical palaces and museums lots of tourist come to this place throughout the year. The city is a perfect blend of ancient ethnicity with modern look.
Gwalior Fort : One of the biggest forts in India placed on an isolated rock which is enclosed with six palaces, three temples and a variety of water tanks. The fort is covering an area of 3 sq km and is surrounded by a huge wall of sandstone.
Shivpuri : 114 kms from Gwalior is the old summer capital of Scindhias. Set in formal gardens, the Chhatris (tombs) are the main attraction here. With Mughal pavilions and sikhara spires these beautiful memorials to the Scindhia rulers are inlaid in Pietra dura style like the Taj Mahal.
Surajkund is a small waterhole which is sited inside the Gwalior fort. Many people of the city believe that the water of the tank has remedial power as it cured the leprosy disease of the king Suraj Sen.
Man Mandir Palace
It is one of the extravagant places in Gwalior city, constructed inside the Gwalior fort by Raja Man Singh. Presently, the tiles that were used to retain its splendid decoration outside of the wall are no longer there; but the outline of its glorious decoration can still be found it the palace.
The Saas-Bahu temple is the major landmark of Gwalior fort and located in the east side of the fort which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. As the name suggests, the temple is not dedicated to mother- in- law and daughter-in -law.
Best Season to Visit
September to February.
Air : Regular flights connect Gwalior with Delhi, Bhopal, Indore and Mumbai.
Rail : Gwalior is on the Central Railway's main Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai lines. Among other major trains, the Taj and Shatabdi Expresses connect Gwalior with Delhi and Agra.
Road : Gwalior is connected by regular bus services with Agra, Mathura, Jaipur, Delhi, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chanderi, Indore, Jhansi, Khajuraho, Rewa, Ujjain and Shivpuri.
STD /ISD Code for Gwalior
If calling from within India dial-------++0751(number)
If calling from outside India dial -------++91751(number)
Shopping in Gwalior
Gwalior shopping allows tourist to buy a wide range of shopping items that includes traditional handicrafts, lacquer ware, ornaments, painted wall hangings, dolls and handmade carpets. Gwalior's Chanderi Sarees are the most popular throughout the country. The areas that are located close to Rajwara and Laskar are very popular for traditional handicrafts.