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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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Parth Sabharwal

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 156 Reviews
  •  102 helpful votes
  •  43507 readers

"Land of Maharajas"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Rajeev Lochanam

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  • Rajeev Lochanam
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  8113 readers

"Royal palaces & modern Robinhoods"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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
  • 57 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
  •  30090 readers

"Gwalior: Happening Historical City"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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
  • 38 photos
  • 70 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
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"Good place to go"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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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  • Prabal Awasthi
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 12 photos
  • 40 Reviews
  •  32 helpful votes
  •  6185 readers

"Gwalior-place of grandeur and hospitality"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  159 readers

"It was an awesome Gwalior mela"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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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  • Ajay Kushwah
  • 1 Review
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"A nice place to enjoy at the time of mela"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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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Prakhar Agrawal

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  • Prakhar Agrawal
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 1 Review
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"Best place to go!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A very good neat and clean city. Its a very nice place to spend vacation. Scindia society can be seen at each and every place. I been here in month of December. There was too much cold so there is temperature be between 2 to 15.
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Sulav Kumar

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  • Sulav Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 31 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  16850 readers

"History and royalty is not dead"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 13, 2016
A small but beautiful city of MP. The city is cleaner than most of the places in the state. Best attraction is the Scindia Palace while is still one of its kind. You surely will be amazed to see everything in there. One single day is enough to experience the essence of the purity it has. Don't miss to take a train ride on Taj express from Gwalior to Agra.
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Saranya Devanathan

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  • Saranya Devanathan
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"The fort and richness of Scindia dynasty"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2015
Though the hotel people said we can see the whole Gwalior in 8 hours by taxi of Rs. 1200, I spent 2 days at Gwalior. It is worth. I was afraid that Gwalior will be very dirty and polluted. But it was clean. Pollution was not much since it rained the previous night. The railway station which is supposed to be very clean was in fact dirty.

Narrow gauge railway tract going through the city is nice. Better than that is the 3 km cycling tract in the main road. (see photo) It is sad to see such huge cotton mills are closed today. India coffee house provides South Indian food. Near railway station. Run by Malayalees. All over the city one can see historical waterways, statues and aches.

I could appreciate the Mona Lisa of India sculpture at Gurjari Mahal. Paying tribute to Rani Lakshmi Bai at her memorial and the museum is fulfilling. Tansen's memorial brings the culture of the Mohals' rule. The sound and light show at the fort tells the history. It is at the amphitheatre of the fort which was very cold and windy by 8pm in November. Even with warm cloths I could not sit through the programme.
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