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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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Ravendra Jaiswal

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  • Ravendra Jaiswal
  • Lives in Singrauli
  • 1 Review
  •  12 readers

"It was an awesome Gwalior mela" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  17 readers

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

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 week 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
  •  24 readers

"Best place to go!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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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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 1 month ago
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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Ajeet k Nigam

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  • Ajeet k Nigam
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 103 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1198 readers

"Amazing as well as a nice destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its amazing most of the time we go to well known and stabilised places. Take few hours from that place you will find unexplored world. Yes I am talking about Moraina near by district of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. You will find group of temples, which reminds you Khajuraho, Padawali And 64 yogani temple which looks like Indian parliament house. Vishnu temple. Many more things to explore.
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Sudhir Uniyal

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  • Sudhir Uniyal
  • Lives in Gadwal
  • 19 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  2590 readers

"Amazing Gwalior trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
For short period one can visit this place well connected with train, and in the city all type of hotel are average, near by city is also well connected by road and train like Agra-Jhanshi-Orchha-Bhopal too road condition is average some were highway are well maintained. Regarding transportation you can get all type of mode by road.
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Tapan Mukherjee

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  • Tapan Mukherjee
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 1 Review
  •  359 readers

"One of the greatest place in Madhya pradesh"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good place to visit a heritage city clean best time to visit in winter. The Man Singh Palace is one of the most amazing palaces of the Gwalior fort. It was built by Man Singh in the 15th century. The new city of Gwalior became existance over the centuries. The cradle of great dynasties ruled the city Gwalior. With different Dynasty, the city gained a new dimension from the warrior kings, poets, musicians, and saints who contributed to making it renowned throughout the country.
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Shuvam Kumar

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  • Shuvam Kumar
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  452 readers

"A nice place with excellent points"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
My home town. I was born here. So have special place in my heart. A good place for tour with family whole city is surrounded by hills. Gwalior fort, Joyti rajas sindhia's palace is must visit. On that new mall has opened up in the city centre. Lakes & chowpatty is also good to see.
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Manish Sharma

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  • Manish Sharma
  • 2 Reviews
  •  475 readers

"A finest place of all"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Good place for heritage and culture of north India. It provides one of the finest fort of India. The Gibraltar of India moreover it is birthplace of Mian Tansen one of the great singer and one from on nine gems of king Akbar of Mughal dynasty in India.
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Km mathew

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  • Km mathew
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"Smart city & has nice attractions"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2015
Gwalior is likely to be declared as smart city. The fort is a marvel. Always used to wonder how it was built. The fort is visible when you travel around the city and walls built along the natural gradient and steep cliff which has been used to enhance security is truly amazing. Apart from this the scindia palace is a must see. When it was constructed to check the strength of the roof of hall they brought elephants on top by building ramps on either side. When you go there they will explain all these and also the toy trains. These kings really enjoyed.
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