An important historical city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is also one of the largest cities of the central region of the country. Gwalior is dotted with a number of attractions, and thus, it is generally referred to as the
tourist capital of the state. The history of this state can be dated back to the 8th century AD. The erstwhile princely state of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior was established by King Surajesan. It is believed that Gwalior has been named after a saint named Gwalipa, who had cured a deadly disease of the founder king. The seat of several dynasties, it houses a number of magnificent palaces, temples and other superb structures. Gwalior is a marvellous city, which boasts of a scenic ambiance. Not many know that Gwalior is also the birthplace of the celebrated musician Tansen. All this makes Gwalior, the perfect weekend destination from Delhi.