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Introduction

Gwalior avails tourists a perceptibility of past times and social legacy, situated in the heart of Central India. Gwalior is one of the most famous cities of Madhya Pradesh, assisting tourists to know the social heritage of Madhya Pradesh. The city extends across a range of 5214 sq. km and stands with age-old temples, architectural constructions, gallant palaces, fine statues, white sandstone mosque and other historically eminent places.

The overlooking and the most captivating structure of Gwalior is the Gwalior Fort. The fort positions on a heavy mass of sandstone that measures 91 metres in height, 3.2 km in length and 823 metres in width. Known for its old and massive forts, Gwalior is truly splendour of historians and the tourists willing to learn Central India's history.


History

The history of Gwalior is traced back to a legend in 8 A.D. A saint of the shepherds, Gwallipa cured a king, Suraj Sen. Thus the city got its name Gwalior on the saint’s name.


Major Tourist Attractions in Gwalior


Gwalior Fort

This fort is the most considerable structure of Gwalior built in 15th century by Man Singh. It is one of the biggest forts in India and is counted in Indian historic buildings. Surrounded by concrete walls of sandstone, Gwalior fort covers with three temples, six palaces and many water tanks. The magnificence and grandness of the fort entranced to Mughal emperor Babar a lot and he described it as the “Pearl among the fortresses of Hind". The fort gives a wide view of the old Gwalior town.


Gujari Mahal

Gujari Mahal represents the grandeur of medieval edifice. This place was built by King Mansingh as a commendation to his dear Gujar queen Mrignayni. The Mahal has an Archaeological Museum that displays an assemblage of historic period. The sculpture of Shalbhanjika from Gyraspur gets worth seeing in Gujari Mahal.


Sun Temple

Sun Temple is one of the impressive temples and architectural structures that indicate the viewpoint of Gwalior. The temple gets placed at a stone's throw distance from the Residency at Morar in Gwalior. Although it is not very old, the Sun Temple takes place to be one of the most revered shrines of Gwalior. This holy abode mesmerises the locals and tourists coming to pray here.


Man Mandir

This is the leading fascination of the fort. Built by Man Singh Tomar, Man Mandir renders an exquisite structure that displays a cognisance of pleasure. There appear chambers for matters of state with those for relaxation behaviour.


Tansen Tomb

It is the chamber of Tansen, the father of Hindustani classical music. This burial chamber of Tansen gets designed in the example of Mughal architectural style. Truly a visit to Tansen's Tomb in Gwalior is a marvellous content that may enlighten tourists the cultural extravaganzas prevailing in the imperial court of the Mughal royalties.


Climate

Gwalior has extremes of temperatures. During the summers temperature touches to a high of 46 degrees centigrade while it drops down to a minimum of 5 degrees in wintertime. October to March is the best time to visit to Gwalior.


How to Reach

By Air: At a distance of 8 km from Gwalior, Gwalior Airport gets located. The Airlines at this airport link to Gwalior with places like Mumbai, Indore, Bhopal and Delhi too.

By Rail: Gwalior is on the main Delhi-Bombay and Delhi-Madras rail link. Among major trains, the Taj and Shatabdi Express connect Gwalior with Delhi and Agra.

By Road: Gwalior comes connected by day-to-day bus services with Agra, Mathura, Jaipur, Delhi, Ujjain and Shivpuri.


Visit Gwalior to witness the treasurer of rich cultural heritage!



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