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Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Famous for

  • Forts
  • Palaces
  • Temples

Weather

Summer 24 to 48°C

Winter 9 to 36°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Delhi: 358 kilometers / 5 h ,12 m

Best Time To Visit

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Overview

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.

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How to Reach Gwalior

By Train

The Gwalior railway station is a major rail junction in the rail lines of Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai. Thus, this railway station is well-connected to Delhi through regular trains.

By Air

The Gwalior airport is located just 8 km away from the city centre. Regular flights ply between these two cities. Once at the Gwalior airport, you can rent a taxi to go to the city, which may cost around somewhere INR 150.

By Road

The city of Gwalior is well-connected to Delhi, through state-owned and private deluxe buses. One can also opt for A/C tourist buses to go to Gwalior. However, hiring a private taxi can be the best available option.


Hotels in Gwalior

5*
Hotel Usha Kiran Palace

Jayendraganj, Lashkar

3*
Hotel Central Park in Gwalior

Madhav Rao Scindia Marg



Things to do in Gwalior