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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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Nitish Kumar
  • Nitish Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 photos
  • 2 Reviews

"Gwalior is the best place I have ever seen" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
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
  • Gaurav Agrawal
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 5 Reviews

"A nice destination" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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
  • Ajay Kumar
  • Lives in Patna
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  • 1 Review

"Perfect place for outing and fun" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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
  • Kolla Raja sekhar
  • Lives in Vijayawada
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  • 8 Reviews

"Best place to visit in winters"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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
  • Rahul Raghwani
  • Lives in Ujjain
  • 1 Review

"Overall, a good place"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  • Prabhjot Minhas
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"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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Piyush pratap Singh
  • Piyush pratap Singh
  • 4 Reviews

"Gwalior, A city of Royals"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 31, 2014
Gwalior is very good place in north west, Madhya Pradesh, India. This city is also called city of Royals. Scindia kingdom ruled here and still forts and place increase the charm of city. Great markets and good culture. Special visits of city is Sun temple, pahadi killa Lashkar market. Connectivity was also good from rest of India. A must visit in winters.
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Chinmay Khandelwal
  • Chinmay Khandelwal
  • Lives in Indore
  • 19 Reviews

"Beautiful architecture can be seen there"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Oct 21, 2014
It was a good historic place to visit. Most beautiful is Gwalior fort. Forth is very beautifully build and architecture of the forth was superb and mind blowing. If you visit gwalior please go to gwalior fort and watch the light show I am very sure you will like it very much.
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Rohan
  • Rohan
  • Lives in Indore
  • 1 Review

"A historical place with good restaurants"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 28, 2014
Its a good place to visit for historical visit. You will find Gwalior Fort, Jaivilas Palace quite fascinating. Zoo can be an alternative after these visits. Visit hotel Shelter, Usha Kiran palace for the best cuisine. You can find all the outlets for food chains, clothing, etc. in one and only one mall.
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Mayank Arora
  • Mayank Arora
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 1 Review

"A must visit heritage place"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Sep 11, 2014
Small place but a lot to see, like the fort and the museums. Must visit places include, Kwality restaurant, Fort, Bahadura, Hotel Taj.
and not to forget the famous gajak, which is exported all over the world now.
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