Gwalior Tourism

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Reviews (63)

Ashutosh dwivedi

Ashutosh dwivedi5.0/5

2 reviews

Religious

Good stay a fantastic location in central India. Gwalior is a historical as well as modern city. Well maintained ford with zoo and beautiful religious temples and also a famous Gurudwara with in the heart of city. Gwalior is a well maintained city and very beautiful place to see.

Surendra kumar pathak

Surendra kumar pathak5.0/5

4 reviews

Fantastic place

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.

Gwalior Video Reviews

Dedicated to Lord Sun quite similar to Konark's  Video Review

Dedicated to Lord Sun quite similar to Konark's

Temple was built in 6th cent & was dedicated to Sun  Video Review

Temple was built in 6th cent & was dedicated to Sun

Large and small temples are still spectacular.  Video Review

Large and small temples are still spectacular.

Memorial is situated close to the tomb of Md Ghaus  Video Review

Memorial is situated close to the tomb of Md Ghaus

This is situated before the Man Mandir Palace  Video Review

This is situated before the Man Mandir Palace

A memorial of Sikh Guru Hargobind Singh Ji  Video Review

A memorial of Sikh Guru Hargobind Singh Ji

Twin temple complex was built in 1093 by Mahipala.  Video Review

Twin temple complex was built in 1093 by Mahipala.

Rajputana style Architecture and quite decorated.  Video Review

Rajputana style Architecture and quite decorated.

Built during the reign of Man Singh in 1486-1506.  Video Review

Built during the reign of Man Singh in 1486-1506.

An ancient and historical fort.  Video Review

An ancient and historical fort.

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Gwalior Overview

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.