Gwalior is one of the popular cities in the Gird region of India in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The destination attracts tourists for its rich historical and religious significance, which is evident in forts, palaces, museums, temples and kunds.
Beginning from the Tomaras in the 8th century, the destination was ruled by various dynasties including the Mughals, Marathas, Scindias, Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, Tatya Tope and the British.
While visiting Gwalior, tourists can explore various attractions like Gwalior Fort and numerous kunds within the fort. It is believed that the fort was built during the 8th century and comprises museums, temple and forts. The fort is popular for its beautiful surroundings and blend of different architectural styles.
Kunds or talabs, namely Mansarovar Tal, Gangola Tal, Katora Tal, EkKhambha Tal, Rani Tal and Chedi Tal are some of the prominent kunds of the destination. Jauhar Kund and Suraj Kund reveal many historic events. Along with these, tourists can also see the forts and palaces from the kunds.
The tomb of Ghaus Mohammed is another sightseeing location in Gwalior, which is situated in the vicinity of Memorial of Tansen. Ghaus Mohammed was an Afghan prince, who later turned into a Sufi saint. Both the Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed and the Memorial of Tansen provide a glimpse of Mughal and medieval architectural styles.
Apart from tombs and memorials, tourists can also visit the Scindia Museum, which houses a wide collection of antiques and artefacts. Gujari Mahal is also a popular attraction, which is converted into a museum and comprises antiques dating back to the 2nd century.
Some of the places of religious significance in the destination are Teli-ka-Mandir, Surya Mandir, Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod and Dargah Khwaja Kanoon Sahib. Along with these, travellers can also visit memorials like the Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty and the Samadhi of Rani Lakshmi Bai.