Gwalior, counted as one of the major heritage and historic sites in Madhya Pradesh is well known all over the world because of its manufacture of cotton, paint, yarn, ceramics, leather and chemical products. Thousands of tourists from all over the country visit this destination and explore the cultural richness of this place.
Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh enjoys a sub tropical climate. The summers remain very hot and dry, while the winters are cool and dry. The humid monsoon season remains humid and there is heavy rainfall. October to mid March is the ideal time to visit Gwalior. If you come at this time, you can enjoy the two major festivals, namely Diwali and Holi.
Getting to Gwalior is not at all a problem. This city is well connected to all other parts of the country. There are regular flights that arrive and depart from the Gwalior Airport. It is connected with Delhi, Bhopal, Indore and many other places. If you are coming by train, you can get down at the Gwalior airport. It is connected to other major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Jaipur, Nagpur, Lucknow and Chandigarh. Agra-Bombay national highway (NH3) and NH 75 passes through Gwalior. To get around this city, you can avail auto rickshaws and buses.
There are several places of attraction, which are popular among the tourists. Some of the major tourist hotspots include the following:
- Sun City
- The Fort
- Ghaus Mohammed's Tomb
- Gujari Mahal
- Jai Vilas Palace and Museum
- Man Mandir Palace
- Sun Temple
- Man Mandir Palace
- Gurudwara Data Bandhi Chhod
- Sarod Ghar
Shopping can be great fun at Gwalior. You can buy souvenirs and traditional handicrafts from the shops that are spread in the streets of the city. The major market areas include Laskar, Rajwara and Patankar bazar from where, you can buy various interesting stuffs like Chanderi sarees, hand woven carpets, jewelry, lacquer ware, dolls, wall hangings, tribal jewelry and dokra figurines.
There are various modes of accommodation in Gwalior to fit the various needs, taste and affordability of the travelers. Some of the major ones include Usha Kiran Palace, Hotel Gwalior Regency, Hotel Tansen, Hotel Landmark, Hotel Grace, Hotel Shivalaya, Hotel Central Park and Hotel Shelter.