Gwalior

The Place:

Gwalior is one of the major city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior is 319 km from New Delhi and is geographically located at the entry to north India.

The History:
Gwalior has been an important center all along the history. Gwalior is believed to be named after a great sage by the name – Gwalipa. Suraj Sen later built the Gwalior fort and the city around it was named the same. Gwalior finds its name for the martyrdom of Rani Lakshmi Bai who died fighting the East India Company and Gwalior state.

The List:
Gwalior is filled with various renowned temples. Gwalior fort is among the most magnificent forts in the country. The city is filled with various architectural marvels many of which are now converted to government offices and educational institutions.

  • Gwalior Fort – The glorious fort after which the city was names hosts numerous famous temples like Saas Bahu Temple, Teli ka Mandir etc. The fort stand stall on the mountain surrounded by huge walls all around. It is situated roughly 4 km from the railway station.
  • Jai Vilas Palace Museum – The museum demonstrates the lavish life of the Schindia family. The food serving train in the dining area and a huge Chandelier which was loaded by elephants are among the most popular attractions in the palace. It is situated at a distance of 3 km from the railway station
  • Sun Temple – Situated at a distance of 5 km from station the Sun Temple resembles the famous Konark temple in Puri Orissa. The temple is devoted to Sun God.
  • Mausoleums of Mohammed Ghaus & Tansen – Tansen was one of the most famous musician in the Indian history. The monument lies roughly 2 kms from the railway station.

 

The Essentials:

Road: Gwalior is well connected by road to Agra, Delhi, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow etc

Rail: Gwalior is connected to almost all the major cities in the country – Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Varanasi etc.

Air: Gwalior is connected with Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai through airways but flights are not very frequent.

Intercity: To roam around in Gwalior one can use local taxis, buses or contact private travel operators which are available in abundance at competitive prices

Food: North Indian and south Indian food is easily available at moderate cost in the city.

Climate:  Gwalior has a sub-tropical climate with hot summers from March to early July, the humid monsoon from June end to September, and cool dry winter from November to February.

Stay: A wide variety of hotels are available ranging from budget hotels to high end luxury ones. Rajasthan tourism affiliated hotels are preferable.

The Experience: In Gwalior one can enjoy the beautiful temples and great architectural marvels  which highlights the rich heritage of the past.

 

 

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