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  • 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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Kolla Raja sekhar
  • Kolla Raja sekhar
  • Lives in Vijayawada
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  • 8 Reviews

"Best place to visit in winters" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 5 days 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 1 month 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 2 months ago
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
  • 1 Review

"Gwalior, A city of Royals"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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 3 months ago
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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Vriju Patel
  • Vriju Patel
  • Lives in Indore
  • 7 Reviews

"Very nice and popular place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Sep 5, 2014
Gwalior is a very nice place to visit in M.P. and also in India. I think that Gwalior is a very good city in education because very popular university situated in Gwalior like, LNUPE, ITM etc. Peoples from the world come Gwalior to study in LNUPE. Also peoples of Gwalior is very helpful.
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Lucky Prajapati
  • Lucky Prajapati
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 3 Reviews

"City known for kings"

  • 4/7
  • Posted Aug 24, 2014
A city know for royalties and its ancient significance. A density of scindia's.Sun temple and scindia's palace and the gwalior fort are the famous tourist spot in gwalior.Madhav national park near shivpuri is great place to vist.Where you can see wide variety of species.
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Pankaj Mangal
  • Pankaj Mangal
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review

"Nice weather and sightseeing"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2014
I went to Gwalior last year in Oct-Nov. It is really a nice place. I went to fort, Palace, Zoo, Shivpuri and many local places. I like nature of local people there. I suggest to all to go Gwalior at least on, most of the trains are available for gwalior.
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