Gwalior Tourism
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Gwalior Tourism

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Gwalior is one of the cities in India, rich in culture and heritage. A place which gave birth to Tansen. The best time to visit Gwalior is winter - specially during the annual Tansen Utsav - a annual event of Indian classical music. A must see for the people who loves Indian classical music.

Gwalior Fort is the must see - with its history spanning over centuries - Gujar, Tomar, Lodi, Mughals, Peswa, and Scindia. The light and sound show in the fort is not to be missed at any cost. Gwalior is also about Scindias, who continued their patronage even in democratic India - participating through parliamentarian democracy. The Jai Bilas Palace is nicely maintained, presenting the luxurious way the royal families live. Gujari Mahal is one refreshing addition - specially the unique-way how the history are preserved.

Food may not be the best thing, which Gwalior represents. There is no specials - but the pakoras in front of fort is really good - specially during chilly evening. One of the best food is served in Tansen Residency - both the mutton and paneer dishes. The Din Dayal mall has both the McDonald, as well as Domino's Pizza - a staple which we cannot live without - specially with the kids around. For local handloom products, one should visit Mrignayani showroom in MPTDC office. Though the collection is not very big, the staff is quite knowledgeable and hence you can get the item, which you want.

Apart from sightseeing for a day, there is no other special activities. However, for experts on Indian Classical music, Tansen Festival is never to be missed. People from all over India visit Tansen's Tomb, to take part in the four-day musical event.

Visit by train is the most convenient - due to Shatabdi. However, it is well-connected by road and travelling by road is also easy.
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Manish Chouhan
  • Manish Chouhan
  • Lives in Indore
  • 1 photo
  • 7 Reviews

"A pleasant and relaxing place" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Last week I visited Gwalior for an official tour. I was there for two days. I saw the fort Jai Vilas Palace, Teli ka Mandir and the place where Rani of Jhansi died. The tour was very pleasant and relaxing after the busy day at office.
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Ashish Dudeja
  • Ashish Dudeja
  • Lives in Allahabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Nice Experience at Gwalior" new review

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The city is to be visited for historical sight seeings. The famous fort of Gwalior gives you a view of the entire city. The Scindia Palace shows you the touch of royalty. The city has clean roads and good transport system. The local shops at City Center and Bada are some of the cool market places where one can spend hours. Avoid vising the city in May to July because of the extreme summer.
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A S
  • A S
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews

"This Is A Historic City"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This is another historic city of India about 2 hours from Jhansi. This place has major defense establishments like NCC, BSF, Army, Airforce and CBI. Coming to the history this places has been ruled by Scindia Dynasty and current ruler is Jyotriaditya Scindia. This place is well connected via rail, road and air. The most famous tourist attraction over here is Gwalior fort this fort is one of the largest, strongest and beautiful forts of our country and several famous kings have ruled over here. This place has also played an important role in revolt of 1857 due to Rani Laxmi Bai when Jhansi was captured she went to Gwalior fort for shelter but the rulers than negotiated with the British and we lost Rani Laxmi Bai at one of the most bloodiest battles ever in the history. Other tourist places to visit are Telika Mandir, Tansen Ka Tomb, Sun Temple, Kali Badi, Jain Rock cut Sculptures, Zoo, Tighar Dam and Tomb of Laxmibai.
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Abhijit Pal
  • Abhijit Pal
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 1 Review

"A vibrant city-with culture and heritage"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2013
Gwalior is one of the cities in India, rich in culture and heritage. A place which gave birth to Tansen. The best time to visit Gwalior is winter - specially during the annual Tansen Utsav - a annual event of Indian classical music. A must see for the people who loves Indian classical music.

Gwalior Fort is the must see - with its history spanning over centuries - Gujar, Tomar, Lodi, Mughals, Peswa, and Scindia. The light and sound show in the fort is not to be missed at any cost. Gwalior is also about Scindias, who continued their patronage even in democratic India - participating through parliamentarian democracy. The Jai Bilas Palace is nicely maintained, presenting the luxurious way the royal families live. Gujari Mahal is one refreshing addition - specially the unique-way how the history are preserved.

Food may not be the best thing, which Gwalior represents. There is no specials - but the pakoras in front of fort is really good - specially during chilly evening. One of the best food is served in Tansen Residency - both the mutton and paneer dishes. The Din Dayal mall has both the McDonald, as well as Domino's Pizza - a staple which we cannot live without - specially with the kids around. For local handloom products, one should visit Mrignayani showroom in MPTDC office. Though the collection is not very big, the staff is quite knowledgeable and hence you can get the item, which you want.

Apart from sightseeing for a day, there is no other special activities. However, for experts on Indian Classical music, Tansen Festival is never to be missed. People from all over India visit Tansen's Tomb, to take part in the four-day musical event.

Visit by train is the most convenient - due to Shatabdi. However, it is well-connected by road and travelling by road is also easy.
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Kb Rastogi
  • Kb Rastogi
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
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  • 2 Reviews

"Sindhia Palace and Gwalior Fort"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 27, 2013
Gwalior is one of the oldest city of central India and is known for its heritage in Madhya Pradesh.
Gwalior fort and Jai Vilas Palace are magnificent. People say this fort is biggest fort in India, its amazing.
Inside fort we have beautifully craved stone structures, beautiful temples inside. Magnificent large sized beautiful Jain carved structures cut on the hill are wonderful. While in Gwalior visit Sun temple and light and sound show.
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Billu
  • Billu
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 2 Reviews

"my journey"

  • Posted Apr 16, 2013
As destination gwalior is good city. lots of places to see. old memorable building ,Gwalior is a well acknowledged place of art, associated with historic as well as contemporary evidence.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Kachories', mouthwatering samosas' served with chutneys and spicy potato curries in the breakfast. it is the main part of your morning.
attractions in the destination-gwalior fort,sun temple,jai valas place,gurudwara,Jain rock-cut sculptures.

Activities & things to do: The famous Tansen Sangeet Samaroh, or the Tansen Music Festival, is celebrated every year on the Tansen Tomb in Gwalior.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: use map to reach the destination,vehicals are available all over in gwalior.
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Shyam Chadha
  • Shyam Chadha
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Gwalior being one of the..."

  • Posted Mar 27, 2013
Gwalior being one of the historical places in india has many places worth seeing like gwalior fort, jai vilas palace museum, sas bahu & sun temples etc. The place is not expensive from the viewpoint of lodging & boarding expenses and local transportation expenses.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The in house restaurant at sita manor was quite ok and the food was hygienic, fresh and delicious. The menu card was quite expansive and the rates of different items on a la- carte basis or combo basis didn't burn a hole in the pocket. For shopping one may go to 'bara' in lashkar area, where thousands of shops sell all sort of items at reasonable rates. One must buy ' itar' i.e. scent derived from flowers like rose & such our fragrant flowers.

Activities & things to do: Just enjoy roaming the markets and eat street food like 'poha'- a local specialty, chaat, golgappas & bhelpuri. Hire a taxi or an auto if you are on a shoe string budget to visit all the above said places

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: One may reach by shatabadi train which hardly takes about 3 hours from new delhi railway station
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C s  Rajhans
  • C s Rajhans
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  • Lives in Jabalpur
  • 3 Reviews

"A leisure"

  • Posted Mar 20, 2013
Gwalior is a historical city, full of beautiful forts and lush green roads. It is a city well connected by rail, road and air.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: a lot of varieties you have there,
the special GAZAk and plenty of non-veg and veg food points

Activities & things to do: light and sound programme

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: nothing to worry about.a nice place to be in.
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Dd Dd
  • Dd Dd
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"rajwada"

  • Posted Mar 19, 2013
nearest to station is a good feature of this hotal & it is also present at main area of gwalior.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: restaurants ke naam to pata nahi, somewhere's is good,palace is very beautiful. gurudwara at fort is also good place.chhatribag, achlaswar temple is also beautiful.

Activities & things to do: we went to dd mall n saw the 4d show.saw the movie ,take lunch n lot's of shopping.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: we reach to gwalior by the train panjabmail.
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Sujoy Ghosh
  • Sujoy Ghosh
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"How much I liked gwalior"

  • Posted Mar 10, 2013
Historic place with many thing to see. Do a little home work and learn the history and you will like the place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: General town moderate restaurants and many types of food found

Activities & things to do: Visit gwalior fort, museum, sas bahu mandir ,Tansen's samadhi, Rani Laxmi Bai's samadhi and golap bagh.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Take a guide in the fort, other wise you may not understand what you are seeing.
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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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