Gwalior Tourism

Gwalior Tourism

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 8thA.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.

Gwalior is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Jaipur and Delhi.

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Surendra kumar pathak

  • Tourist
  • Surendra kumar pathak
  • 4 Reviews
  •  34 readers

"Fantastic place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Gwalior is nice city nice weather nice helping people's. Many historical place such as Gwalior fort and many more. I was stay in gulmohar guest house. So nice hotel and hotel workers and good cleaning I like it very much. I enjoyed very much and again I want to come Gwalior city for seeing various places.
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Shweta rani

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  • Shweta rani
  • 2 Reviews
  •  65 readers

"Comfortable Stay in Gwalior"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is the best hotel location wise from Gwalior railway station. Nice clean hotel and good ambience.
One can easily stay here with out any hesitation, they also have a restaurant downstairs, which serves good food.
Hotel staff was courteous as well.
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Vidyut Maurya

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  • Vidyut Maurya
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 160 photos
  • 116 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  64934 readers

"Cambial view"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 11, 2017
If you want to visit cambial valley come to Gwalior. I visited so many times this city. Morning starts with bedui kachori and sabji. Gwalior has many attractions. First visit jai villas palace. See a nice museum here. Gwalior fort has worthful visit. Also see here sun temple made by birla family. Also ride longest narrow gauge rail network Gwalior shoepur light rail.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
  •  513 helpful votes
  •  579666 readers

"A Trip to Gwalior"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 9, 2016
I had been to Gwalior by train in the month of September 2016. Gwalior is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Madhya Pradesh. The must-visit attractions around Gwalior include the Gwalior Fort, Sun Temple and the Tigra Dam. Gwalior Fort stands on an isolated rock. It was constructed over 1000 years ago. The fort houses 3 temples and 6 palaces. The Sun Temple was built by industrialist G D Birla in 1988. It is a replica of the Konark Sun Temple. The temple's exterior is made of red sandstone and interior of white marble. There is also an attractive garden inside the temple premises. The Tigra Dam is located 23 kilometers from Gwalior city and one can view the grand sight of migratory birds swimming in water. Boating facilities are also available here.
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Manish Bhatnagar

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  • Manish Bhatnagar
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 26 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  10789 readers

"Heritage visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 2, 2016
Gwalior is a must visit place for all the people who have some sort of inclination towards Heritage tourist Spots.
The Gwalior, Museum, old city and food are a must visit.
The place has rich history and tradition.
We traveled by road and found the journey quick and enjoyable.
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Kausik Mandal

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  • Kausik Mandal
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  • 13 photos
  • 34 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  37167 readers

"Gwalior Fort"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 16, 2016
From Khajuraho we have reached Gwalior. The main attraction of this place is the fort of Sindriyas. Once upon a time this fort seemed to be beautifully decorated. Now the touch of golden designs can be found here and there. The steps to the fort are very straight and stiff. One should use the car-way to reach there.
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Parth Sabharwal

  • Connoisseur
  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 294 Reviews
  •  305 helpful votes
  •  119944 readers

"Land of Maharajas"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2016
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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  • 2 votes

Rajeev Lochanam

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  • Rajeev Lochanam
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 photos
  • 28 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  18685 readers

"Royal palaces & modern Robinhoods"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2016
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
  • 63 Reviews
  •  76 helpful votes
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"Gwalior: Happening Historical City"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2016
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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Vikash Agarwal

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  • Vikash Agarwal
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 38 photos
  • 98 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  41449 readers

"Good place to go"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2016
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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