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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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Himanshu James

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  • Himanshu James
  • Lives in New Delhi
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  • 5 Reviews
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"Feel the history at Gwalior Fort" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Only one place to visit in Gwalior and that's the fort. Though ironically, inside the fort there is nothing much due to not proper maintenance by the local authorities. I recommend hiring one of guides available there only to listen some nice stories and add some value to your tour inside palace on fort.

This is a hill fort which delivers an amazing bird's eye view of whole Gwalior city. Other places on fort are saas bahu ka mandir and Gurudwara Data Bandi Chor Sahib which I recommend you to not miss at all.

All these places are very good potential for some really nice photography sessions, do not forget your camera all.

Rest, there is nothing much to enjoy in Gwalior, so just enjoy one day at fort in Gwalior and return back or move to your next stop.
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Dharmendra singh Kushwah

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"Amazing park"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Recently I have visited water park with my family and surely I can say that it is a very nice place for fun and amusement it is a complete family entertainment package and if you ask me it is value for money and summer chiller. Firstly when I entered water park, I purchase a new tube then I splashed in the water which feels like heaven in this summer and the rain dance was so good enough that we even can't know that how 1 hour has been passed there in dancing with the rain drops and the artificial water fall developed there was also very amazing standing under it was a great fun so in my opinion you have to visit water park at least once.
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S.p. Padmaprasad

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"A worthy destination to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I visited this city twice, once in 1987 and another in 2013. It is a historic city with beautiful palaces, cave temples and old forts. It has good hotels and transport facility for the tourists. It is a safe city also.

Sindhia palace is very beautiful for its excellent collection of royal materials. It stands green in visitor's mind for a long time in his life. About 3 km behind from this palace is Gopachala Parvat, a rocky hill where you can see some Jain Cave temples of 12th century. On this hill, at another Golden temple of Jains. Closed place is the old fort that is still in a satisfactory condition, worth a visit for those interested in history and fort construction techniques of Indian rulers.

At another end of this city is the Birla Mandir, built on the design of famous Konark temple near Puri in Orissa. It is build in pink coloured sand stones and has a greenish vast lawn that adds to its beauty.

From here, you can move to Agra. One day is enough to see this city. You can even visit Jhansi, Orcha and Khajuraho, if you have two days for this round trip. Photos uploaded here show the outer and inner views of Gwalior palace. Third photo shows one of the Jain cave temple carvings on Gopachala mountain
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Aditya Sharma

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"Famous for forts"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Mar 22, 2015
Travel Experience overall was really very good. Gwalior is famous for fort. So, I went to Gwalior for my visit. Sun city and fort are must to visit. Shoping is a good thing in Gwalior because this was cheap. Foreign visitors keep me busy because many of the visitors who comes from out of India were really awesome in nature and I did boating. People should visit Gwalior once in a life.
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Nitish Kumar

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  • Nitish Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Gwalior is the best place I have ever seen"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Feb 26, 2015
My friends and I went to Gwalior. My friend's uncle live in Gwalior so we have to stay in there house which is very nice. We took train from hazard nizamuddin railway station to Gwalior which took around 3 to 4 hours to reach Gwalior. Than we took a auto to uncle's house and the auto service was very nice.

Than after some rest and lunch we went out for sight seeing, than we took auto which is easily available in each 100 meters which is really impressive and cost is very low for each person, I gave them 5 rupees for each person to go nearest zoo.

Zoo is impressive and nice after that we visited Gwalior's first Mall which is awesome for spending time or shopping, or watching movie. Next day we went to THE RANI JHANSI FORT, its amazing place, you have to visit this Fort, its historical place.

In Gwalior, "Surya Temple, Gwalior Stadium, Rani Jhansi Fort, Zoo, Mall, and many more places are there which we require Maximum 3 days to go-around. All places are near to each other.

And at last, At night we all went to Gwalior's trade fair, which is good but not good as Delhi's trade fair so don't expect that kind of fun.

Overall is very nice place for holiday.
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Gaurav Agrawal

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"A nice destination"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2015
I thought of going to Gwalior so I went to Gwalior and the city is so beautiful and attractive. I love the people of Gwalior they are always ready to help everyone when anyone in danger or problem. The weather is equilibrium in Gwalior and in summer you will feel the real hotness of the nature. So hotty place.
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Ajay Kumar

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"Perfect place for outing and fun"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2015
I wanted to go out with my friends for refreshing so we selected the city Gwalior which is well known for gwalior fort and palace. We went in train. After reaching gwalior station we took auto to hotel after relaxing for sometime, we took auto from the hotel and went to fort which is situated in a high level from the city level. This fort also spread out a very large space and this is become the heart of that city.

After climbing a high distance we reached out to gwalior fort. From here, the view was beautiful. The places to visit are teli ka mandir, gurudwara. We could also play hockey, volleyball, cricket and lots of games. Overall, a good place.
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Kolla Raja sekhar

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"Best place to visit in winters"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2015
The best place to visit is in the winters, Though it is cold here, if you come with all necessary woolen clothing, you can really enjoy a lot. Also, you can have the winter shopping here as well as clothes are cheaper here than in metro cities of India. It was a wonderful experience for us all through the journey. Hope you all enjoy too. Have a safe journey.
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Rahul Raghwani

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  • Lives in Ujjain
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"Overall, a good place"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Dec 21, 2014
Gwalior is city of scindia family. In Madhya Pradesh, there r only few cities are famous in which one of this is Gwalior. The museum (early was their house) is having all the facilities which one can imagine in his/her dream house.Gwalior is the city for a person who is interested in knowing the history.
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Prabhjot Minhas

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"Small city with quite a few attraction"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2014
I have lived here for four years during my graduation and I travel each year for a holiday there as I have relatives there. Its a nice relaxed small city. It has quite a few attractions. Good hotel to stay is Usha Kiran. go to the "Kila" in the late afternoon. do some sightseeing. stay back for the light and Sound show. its really amazing and visit the Gurudwara there. its quite popular and very peaceful. you will get to see the entire view of Gwalior from this point. Other things to do is visit the museum. if you visit in Jan then it has a huge Mela which is nice to see. Gwalior also has quite a few places close by for a day trip. Do explore them.
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