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Gwalior Info

  • State: Madhya Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 196 m
  • Pincode: 474001
  • District: Gwalior
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 0751
  • Weather: Summer 24 to 48°C, Winter 9 to 36°C

Known for its rich cultural heritage, the city of Gwalior has played an integral role in Indian history from ancient times, through the medieval era, and later during the Moghul and British colonial rule. The bustling city atop a hill, is dominated by the Gwalior fort which has been the battleground for many struggles for power. Today Gwalior is an important tourist destination due to its historical and architectural significance, as well as for being a pre-medieval centre of Jainism. Gwalior according to ancient history was Gopalkash, said to be the same place where Bhima from the epic Mahabharata attained victory. Archeological excavations reveal that the city dates back to the middle Stone ages and Iron Age. The actual city was founded back in the 8th A.D. by Suraj Sen, the head of the Kachwaha clan. Legend has it, that a sage called Gwalipa, cured him of leprosy and thus the king named his city Gwalior. The city became the seat of power for many dynasties to come. From the 11th - 15th century, the medieval era saw the rule of Rajputs. This was followed by intervention by the Mughals, who were dethroned by the Rajput ruler Raja Man Singh, but only for a short while.

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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 200 Reviews
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  •  508983 readers

"A Trip to Gwalior"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I had been to Gwalior by train in the month of September 2016. Gwalior is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Madhya Pradesh. The must-visit attractions around Gwalior include the Gwalior Fort, Sun Temple and the Tigra Dam. Gwalior Fort stands on an isolated rock. It was constructed over 1000 years ago. The fort houses 3 temples and 6 palaces. The Sun Temple was built by industrialist G D Birla in 1988. It is a replica of the Konark Sun Temple. The temple's exterior is made of red sandstone and interior of white marble. There is also an attractive garden inside the temple premises. The Tigra Dam is located 23 kilometers from Gwalior city and one can view the grand sight of migratory birds swimming in water. Boating facilities are also available here.
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Manish Bhatnagar

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  • Manish Bhatnagar
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  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 26 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  9197 readers

"Heritage visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Gwalior is a must visit place for all the people who have some sort of inclination towards Heritage tourist Spots.
The Gwalior, Museum, old city and food are a must visit.
The place has rich history and tradition.
We traveled by road and found the journey quick and enjoyable.
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Kausik Mandal

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  • 34 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
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"Gwalior Fort"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 16, 2016
From Khajuraho we have reached Gwalior. The main attraction of this place is the fort of Sindriyas. Once upon a time this fort seemed to be beautifully decorated. Now the touch of golden designs can be found here and there. The steps to the fort are very straight and stiff. One should use the car-way to reach there.
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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 248 Reviews
  •  229 helpful votes
  •  90363 readers

"Land of Maharajas"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2016
Gwalior is just three hours journey from Delhi, it is the most beautiful and calm place of Madhya Pradesh, this city have good wholesale and retail markets like Bara, people of Gwalior are very loveable, this land is called the land of Maharajas. Scindias are the best living example of it.
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  • 2 votes

Rajeev Lochanam

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  • Rajeev Lochanam
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 28 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
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"Royal palaces & modern Robinhoods"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2016
It's the city of royalties and chambal valleys. Gwalior has legacy, for palaces, museum, good parks, educational institutions. Chambal valleys near Morena was infamous for Phoolan Devi, and historical dacoit dreaded stories. City is hot and humid, evening is breezy, local food is excellent and unique. Good connection by railway. It's close to famous TAJ MAHAL, at Agra. Worth a dekho in winter, October to December.
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Kiran sood Sood

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  • Kiran sood Sood
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 28 photos
  • 63 Reviews
  •  57 helpful votes
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"Gwalior: Happening Historical City"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2016
Discussing current foreign policy of incumbent Hon'ble Prime Minister at historical city of Gwalior became more interesting when almost all newspapers carried my photograph next morning. We had great time pondering over prospective policy of India. At the same time, we could organize trip around town. Tansen tomb still attracts thinkers and a activists to discuss various issues. Scindia Palace can leave people astonished to see how mini train served liquor to esteemed guests sitting around long dining table. The Samadhi of Jhansi Ki Rani Laxmibai gives reason to raise eyebrows and bow down heads. The college where Sri Atal Bihari studied stands majestically tall even today. The best thing is that colleges are run in king's property. The touch of mystery of history speaks through cool breeze and showers from fountains. Definitely worth visiting historical city. University and other venues bubble with too many cultural and academic happenings. Old sarafa market kept us busy in the evenings too.
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Vikas Vik

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  • Vikas Vik
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 79 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
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"Good place to go"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2016
This place tell you the royal life of Sindhia family. Main attraction of Gwalior is Gwalior fort. Which is well maintained fort. This fort is very big and there is also temple, School etc in fort campus. Sindhia royal palace is very beautiful and one of the best attraction in Gwalior. Zoo of Gwalior is not too good. There is also cricket stadium which is good.
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Prabal Awasthi

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  • Lives in Lucknow
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  • 67 Reviews
  •  36 helpful votes
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"Gwalior-place of grandeur and hospitality"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 9, 2016
I visited Gwalior for a medical conference at bade, in month of April, a real hot time for this plateau region of more. But the hospitality of local people whether in finding address or taking me for tour of city in just a hour or two friendship. Placed which appealed me were a awesome replica of Sun temple of Konark and sas-baby temple, but chart topper was Jai Vilas palace of Scindhia, staying erect portraying their grandeur, royalty and history. So overall a warm and nice visit.
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Ravendra Jaiswal

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  • Ravendra Jaiswal
  • Lives in Singrauli
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
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"It was an awesome Gwalior mela"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
I visited Gwalior Mela and enjoy with my close friends and it was great experience for us and we look and an buy three four thing it was very surprised for me. It is a places for enjoys every person as like girl's boy's Ladies and gents and children's in Moods. In Gwalior Mela there's is a shop of art and culture.
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Ajay Kushwah

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"A nice place to enjoy at the time of mela"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
I have visited the Gwalior mela with my friends. I feel very nice as it is the highest in all over MP. It is organized in Dec-Jan every year. It constitute every type of things and various type of art material. Peoples comes from villages to visit it and buyers things and enjoy.
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