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Gwalior - The Destination

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Welcome to the cradle of great Indian dynasties - Gwalior. The city derives its name from the hermit sage 'Gwalipa' who according to a legend cured the chieftain Suraj Sen of a deadly disease in 8 A.D. Your holiday here will reveal a unique fusion of timeless, priceless structures of yester years coupled with architecturally modern education centers training students for a better and brighter tomorrow. Visit the almost invincible 15th century Gwalior fort with the glorious past. Get a glimpse into the golden past of the Gwalior fort with the sound and  light show at the  Man Mandir Palace . You may also visit

the tombs of the great musician Tansen and Ghous Mohammed or the memorials of freedom fighters Tatya Tope and Rani of Jhansi.

Gwalior has it all and more. The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management, Scindia School and Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education are examples of the modern day scholarly tourist attractions of the city. Do pick up the chanderi sari you always wished for. Enjoy the Tansen Music Festival with magical musicians from across India.

The glorious Gwalior is dotted with places or tourist interest in and around it. There are innumerable historical monuments and educational institutes that Gwalior boasts of. The city of Gwalior has many monuments that were built by the erstwhile Tomar and Scindia rulers. The majestic Gwalior fort is one of the largest and mightiest forts in India. There are various chattris or cenotaphs commemorating the Scindia rulers who ruled the region till India's independence. The Man Mandir Palace and the Gujari Mahal are two other interesting sights in Gwalior. The Sas-Bahu Temples are 11th-century temples of Lord Vishnu while Teli-ka-Mandir is a 300-metre-high Vishnu temple of the 9th century.

Gwalior - Facts at a Glance

State : Madhya Pradesh
Area : 82 sq kms
Temperature : 21 C – 47 C (Summer)
5 C – 25 C (Winter)
Altitude : 212 mts
Rainfall : 88.9 cm
Language : Hindi, English
Best Season : October - March


History of Gwalior

According to a legend, Gwalior derives its name from a great sage Gwalipa who cured a chief of the Kachwaha clan, Suraj Sen, suffering from leprosy.

Gwalior's strategic position between north and south India made it an important possession and was captured by several ruling houses. Under the Tomars, whose most important king was Man Singh (1486-1517), Gwalior rose to prominence. Held in succession by the Mughals, Jats, Marathas and the British, Gwalior was finally handed over to Jiyaji Rao Scindia at a formal durbar in 1885. The Scindias were the last ruling family of Gwalior and are still influential in the political arena of India.
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