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August-March

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Gwalior Tourism

Gwalior, situated in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is truly majestic. It leaves all its tourists spellbound with its perfect amalgam of culture and architecture. Gwalior's location had a lot to play in it being so important historically. Owing to its excellent strategic location, it was ruled by a lot of dynasties over the period of time. Some of the notable dynasties are-

  • Kachchhapaghatas- in the 10th century
  • Tomars- in the 13th century
  • Mughals- during Akbar's rein
  • Marathas- 1754
  • Scindias-18th century

As it was ruled by a lot of families from very different cultural backgrounds, the city reflects a lot of cultures which is very much evident in its beautiful architectural builds. Even the food results in a fine combination of all these cultures. A lot of rulers did a lot of work for the development of the city and it shows beautifully.

Attractions

Gwalior Trade Fair

1.Gwalior Trade Fair

2 kilometres from city centre

Gwalior Trade Fair, started by the then King of Gwalior, Maharaj Madhav Rao Scindia, in 1905 was an instant hit, the major attraction being' Hasya ...

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Jai Vilas Palace

2.Jai Vilas Palace

2 kilometres from city centre

Built in 1874 by Maharajadhiraj Shrimant Jayajirao Scindia Alijah Bahadur, the then Maharaja of Gwalior, The Jai Vilas Palace is a fine example of ...

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Patankar Bazaar

3.Patankar Bazaar

3 kilometres from city centre

A great place to purchase souvenirs, the Patnakar Bazar has some of the great stone-carved artefacts. Also, some traditional clothes can be found h...

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Padavali and Bateshwar

4.Padavali and Bateshwar

23 kilometres from city centre

This set of beautiful architecture will definitely remind you of Khajuraho. It is situated around 40 kms away from Gwalior, built in 18th century b...

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Sun Temple

5.Sun Temple

4 kilometres from city centre

The temple is dedicated to the sun god and was built by G.D. Birla in 1988. It is a very beautiful piece of architectural marvel made entirely out ...

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Saas Bahu Temple

6.Saas Bahu Temple

1 kilometres from city centre

The most interesting thing about this temple is that it is not about what its name suggests, saas-mother in law and bahu- daughter in law. It is ac...

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Scindia Museum

7.Scindia Museum

2 kilometres from city centre

The Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum, better known as Scindia Museum, is inside the Jai Vilas Palace and is dedicated to Jiwaji Rao Scindia and the Scindi...

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Gwalior fort

8.Gwalior fort

2 kilometres from city centre

The sight of Gwalior Fort is to behold forever. As soon as you see it, it is almost next to impossible to look away even for a minute, such a beaut...

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Man Mandir Palace

9.Man Mandir Palace

3 kilometres from city centre

The Man Mandir Palace one of the most beautiful palaces in the country, was built by the King of Tomar Dynasty - Maharaja Man Singh in the 15th cen...

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Gujari Mahal (State Archaeological Museum)

10.Gujari Mahal (State Archaeological Museum)

2 kilometres from city centre

The Gujari Mahal(State Archaeological Museum), better known as 'Gwalior Fort Museum', is a museum located inside the fortress of Gujari Mahal. thus...

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Boating at Tighra Dam

11.Boating at Tighra Dam

3 kilometres from city centre

Every now and then we need recreation and no better place in Gwalior than Tighra dam. Just 20 kms from Gwalior city, this dam is a sight to behold....

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Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed

12.Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed

2 kilometres from city centre

This a very beautiful tomb which gives out very serene, peaceful and positive vibes. It is the tomb of an Afghan Prince who turned Sufi in his late...

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Teli Ka Mandir

13.Teli Ka Mandir

2 kilometres from city centre

Located in the great Gwalior fort, Teli Ka Mandir is as old as 8th-9th Century. Like the saas-bahu mandir, this temple also has the South Indian ki...

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Tomb of Tansen

14.Tomb of Tansen

2 kilometres from city centre

Tansen one of the greatest musicians of all times, one of Akbar's nine gems was buried here near his Guru. In his honour, every year a music festi...

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Gwalior Zoo

15.Gwalior Zoo

2 kilometres from city centre

Gwalior Zoo, also known as Gandhi Zoo was established in 1922, by the family of Madhav Rao Scindia. It has been declared a Protected Site. It has a...

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City Shopping

16.City Shopping

1481 kilometres from city centre

It is definitely a good practice to check the local market of the place to get an idea of the products it is famous for. Like when in Gwalior, shop...

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Roop Singh Stadium

17.Roop Singh Stadium

1 kilometres from city centre

It is an International Cricket stadium quite famous for Sachin Tendulkar's double century.

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City Mall

18.City Mall

2 kilometres from city centre

Malls are always a great way to get to know about any city's trends, choices, and culture. Also visiting a mall means having great options for food...

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Sarod Ghar (Kala Vithika)

19.Sarod Ghar (Kala Vithika)

1 kilometres from city centre

Sarod Ghar/ Kala Vithika was established to promote Indian Classical music, heritage and culture. It has been set up in the ancestral house of Usta...

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Arihant Emporium

20.Arihant Emporium

2 kilometres from city centre

Arihant emporium is the best place to pick up souvenirs for your travel journey. It is quite famous for its silver boxes, which have similar patter...

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Mrignayani Emporium

21.Mrignayani Emporium

3 kilometres from city centre

Named after the queen for whom The Man Mandir Palace was made, it is a chain of outlets owned by the Government. It is a really good place to buy C...

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Suraj Kund

22.Suraj Kund

2 kilometres from city centre

Suraj Kund is a very old water reservoir, dating back to almost 425 AD. It is surrounded by beautiful hills and has lush greenery all around, addin...

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Shyam Vatika

23.Shyam Vatika

3 kilometres from city centre

Shyam Vatika is an indoor mural, recognized as the world's largest by Guinness Book of World Records, owing to its 904 sq. metres of area. It is a ...

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Jiyaji Chowk Bazaar

24.Jiyaji Chowk Bazaar

4 kilometres from city centre

Like all other markets of Gwalior, Jiyaji Chowk bazar is also famous for its handlooms. It is also good for wandering around to just get to know th...

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Hub Of Excellent Architecture

Ranging from forts to palaces, to temples, to museums, to dams, Gwalior has all the beautiful architecture you can think of. Especially the Gwalior Fort is one the most beautiful forts you will ever come across. It has a beautiful combination of colours. And since it was under different families for long time periods, a lot of construction varies and shows how different styles were at different times. It is not just beautiful to look at, but also tells a lot of stories over the while. The fort has a lot of significance because of its strategic location. It simply meant that whoever had control over the fort, could also control the city, and in turn could have control over the whole country. It was a status symbol for both Marathas and Mughals and both fought profusely for it. Other artistic examples of architecture are the Jai Vilas Palace, The Saas Bahu temple, The Man Mandir Palace, well there are countless places in Gwalior sure to leave tourists in awe.

How to reach

Gwalior is in Madhya Pradesh, the Central state of India, thus making it very to accessible. one can visit Gwalior by flight, train or bus, whichever wanted.

How to Reach by Flight

Gwalior has its own airport but is mostly used for armed forces. The nearest airport is Agra airport, around 100 kms away. From there a bus/cab or train can be taken to reach Gwalior. 

Agra airport is connected to almost all metro cities of India and some other major cities too.

How to Reach by Train

Being in central India, it is very easy to reach Gwalior by train. It has its own railway station and connected to almost all parts of the country.

How to Reach by Bus

It is well connected with roads, its location being an added benefit. It is very well connected with national highways and can be reached by bus or own vehicle as well.

How to Reach by Road

Being well connected with national highways it is very easy to reach via roads.

How to travel within

Once in the city, there are multiple mediums to travel in the city. Auto rickshaws, cab, taxi all are available. A car or motorbike can also be rented to travel by yourself.

Madhya Pradesh's Tourism Capital

Having a city like Gwalior definitely means getting a lot of attraction from all over the globe. It helps any state to grow as the revenue generated from tourism is huge and can help in developing a lot. Owning to its culture, architecture, natural beauty, dams etc, Gwalior is a tourist magnet. When it comes to food, Gwalior tops it there too. It has exquisite sweets like Paneer Jalebi, mouth-watering namkeen snacks like Jodhpuri Kachori which is very spicy. 

Gwalior Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Kickstart your day by visiting Gwalior fort and places near it like Gwalior museum, all the temple around it. This may take up your whole day. Have lunch in between enjoying the local cuisine.
  • With these visits to historical places, your day comes to an end. Head to the hotel, on your way, don't forget to explore the local market.

Day 2:

  • Visit Jai Vilas Palace
  • Explore Gwalior Zoo and feel being surrounded by nature.
  • Head to Tighra Dam for a quiet, pleasant boat ride.

If you are visiting Gwalior in December, take an extra day in hand and make sure to visit the Gwalior Trade Fair!(Day 3)

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