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Gwalior , Madhya Pradesh

This is one princely state in the state of Mahabharata which all Indians have read about. Gwalior has had more than its share of drama throughout a very regal history and it still stands proud with its palaces, monuments and aura of the bygone era. The history of Gwalior is so full of rich splendour that it leaves everyone who visits this place absolutely awestruck. Named after a saint who cured the king in here, Gwalior has seen more rise and falls in dynasty than most places in this world. With embracing structures like sandstone mosque, rock temples and fabulous statues, Gwalior city upkeeps its glorious tradition of the past. The magnificent fort on the majestic hills, that overlooks the entire city, gives an enthralling look to the scenic ambiance of this marvellous town. This is one fort which reeks of n era gone by and successfully transports you at a time where the kings ruled. The fort was built to express the royalty of this whole state so filled with splendid structures of bravery and conquest that they will always bear testimony to a colourful past. The other thing that Gwalior is very proud of is of being the birthplace of the great singer Tansen. he major cultural event held every winter to commemorate the memory of this great musician, attracts large gathering. This is a musical extravaganza that is never to be missed and the stalwarts of the music industry perform here in the memory of the greatest singer that ever lived. A sprawling city where tradition is entwined with modernity, Gwalior presents a enthralling and a beguiling appeal to the tourists.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 26.0°C /78.0°F 64 mm 689feet 2409.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec Coming Soon

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  • Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum


    "Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum is a place where you can find the rare and atypical antiquities. The most striking and prominent feature of Gujari Mahal is the precious stones and jewels in the crown. This world familiar Gujari Mahal is situated in Gwalior and this far-famed archaeological museum being visited by most tourists. Furthermore, the place has wide collection of unique variety sculptures fitting in the 1st Century AD. Gujari Mahal was built by Raja Mansingh Tomar and he dedicated this Mahal to his Gujar Queen Mrignayani. The major striking spotlight of this museum is the sculpture of Gyraspur Shalabhanjika is sheltered in the Gujari Mahal."

    Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum

  • Gwalior Fort


    "Gwalior (About this sound pronunciation (help.info)) is a historical and major city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located to the south of Agra, 319 kilometres (198 mi) south of Delhi the capital city of India, and 423 kilometres (263 mi) north of Bhopal, the state capital. Gwalior occupies a strategic location in the Gird region of India, and the city and its fortress have served as the center of several of historic northern Indian kingdoms. It is famous for Gwalior Fort, which has changed hands many times. From the Tomaras in the 8th century, it passed to the Mughals, then the Marathas under the Scindias (1754).\nBesides being the Administrative Headquarters of Gwalior district and Gwalior division, Gwalior also hosts some administrative offices of Chambal Division. Gwalior also hosts several Administrative Headquarters of the State as well the Country; Few of them are The High Court of Madhya-Pradesh (Gwalior Bench), Office of The Narcotics Commissioner of India (Central Bureau of Narcotics), Office of The Accountant-General (AG) of Madhya-Pradesh, Office of The President-Board of Revenue of Madhya-Pradesh, Office of The Transport-Commissioner of Madhya-Pradesh, Office of The Commissioner-Land Records & Settlements Madhya-Pradesh, Office of The State Excise Commissioner of Madhya-Pradesh etc. Gwalior also hosts Premiere Government Institutions like Defense Research & Development Establishment(DRDE), Country's only Border Security Force (BSF) Academy, National Cadet Corps (NCC) Officer's Training Academy(OTA). Gwalior also features a major Indian Air Force (IAF) Station, A major Indian Army Cantonment (Morar Cantt.), Central Intelligence Bureau HO. Numerous Colleges and Universities are located in Gwalior including NRIITM Gwalior, IIITM Gwalior & IITTM Gwalior.\nGwalior is surrounded by industrial and commercial zones of neighbouring districts (Malanpur - Bhind, Banmor - Morena) on all three main directions. Gwalior is one of the largest city of Central India and is often referred to as the tourist capital of the Madhya-Pradesh; The State being called as The Heart of Incredible India.\n\n\nMirage 2000 (Vajra) at Gwalior air force station\nGwalior Airport (IATA: GWL, ICAO: VIGR), also called Rajmata Vijya Raje Scindia Vimantal, is the airport of Gwalior. It has an Indian Air Force Base which stations Mirage fighters."

    Gwalior Fort

  • Jai Vilas Palace


    "The Jai Vilas Mahal (or The Jai Vilas Palace) Hindi: ?? ????? ???, is a nineteenth-century palace in India. It was built in 1874 by Jayajirao Scindia, the Maharaja of Gwalior and is still the residence of his descendants.the former royal Maratha Scindia dynasty.[citation needed]"

    Jai Vilas Palace

  • Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum


    "Maharaja Jivajirao Scindia (26 June 1916 - 16 July 1961) of the Scindia dynasty of the Marathas was the last reigning Maharaja of Gwalior state in central India, and the rajpramukh (appointed governor) of the erstwhile Madhya Bharat state of independent India."

    Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum

  • Man Mandir Palace


    "Man Mandir Palace was constructed by Man Singh Tomar between the years 1486-1517. The palace was ruled by various rulers such as Kachwaha Rajputs, Qutubiddin Aibawk, the Tomaras, Mughals, Marathas, the British and the Scindias.\nInfluenced by both Hindu and medieval architecture, the exteriors of the palace are decorated with designed tiles. The chambers are decorated with carved stone walls. The interiors of the palace are designed with coloured paintings of human figures, animals and flowers and glazed tiles.\nThis palace is also known as Chit Mandir or Painted Palace. It is constructed in four levels, out of which two are underground. The palace is an 80 feet high structure, which has six rounded towers with cupolas.\nThe circular prison within the palace witnessed imprisonment and murder of Murad, who was killed by his brother Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor. Jhulagar, Kesar Kunda and Phansi Ghar are the prominent structural premises, which were used during the Mughal era."

    Man Mandir Palace

  • Saas Bahu Temple


    "Sas-Bahu ka mandir, or Sahastrabahu Temple, is located to the east of Gwalior Fort. Built in 1092 by King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata (Kachchhwaha) dynasty, this temple is one of the greatest architectural marvels situated by Gwalior Fort. It is 32 metres long and 22 metres at its breadth. This temple mainly has three entrances from three different directions. In the fourth direction, there is a room which is currently closed. The entire temple is covered with carvings, notably 4 idols of Brahma, Vishnu and Saraswati above its entrance door.However, limestone erodes over time, and soon portions of the limestone fell, later spurring conflict as to whether it was a Jain temple or a Hindu temple. Then, Captain H. Kolar and Major J.B. Kint completely removed the limestone and restored the temple completely"

    Saas Bahu Temple

  • Sun Temple


    "Konark Sun Temple (Oriya: ??????? ??????? ?????? [ko?ark?]; also Konarak) is a 13th century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda),[1] at Konark, in Odisha, India. It was supposedly built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty around 1250.[2] It has been built in the shape of a gigantic chariot with elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. A major part of the structure is now in ruins. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3] It is also featured on NDTV's list of Seven Wonders of India and Times of India's list of Seven Wonders of India"

    Sun Temple

  • Teli Ka Mandir


    "Gwalior Fort (Hindi: ???????? ????? Gwalior Qila) is an 8th century hill fort near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, central India. The fort consists of a defensive structure and two palaces, Gurjari Mahal and Man Mandir, built by Man Singh Tomar. The Gurjari Mahal palace was built for Queen Mrignayani, now an archaeological museum. The fort has been controlled by a number of different rulers over time."

    Teli Ka Mandir

  • Tomb of Ghaus Mohammed

  • Padavali and Bateshwar


    "Bateshwar (Hindi:???????), 25 km from Morena town, is an archaeological site comprising about 200 ancient shrines in Morena district in Madhya Pradesh. This site is located on the north-western slope of a range of hills near Padavali, a village about 30 km from Gwalior. The shrines of Bateshwar temple-complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and belong to the 8-10th century CE.[1] They were built during the reign of Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty,[2] 300 years before Khajuraho temples were built.\nThe cluster of temples is spread over an area of 10 hectares in the ravines of Chambal. The Archaeological Survey of India team led by K.K. Muhammed started excavation works in 2005.[1] which are still continuing. Presently sites of Padavali or Padawli and Mitaoli are being excavated, where one temple each has been discovered till now. A temple cluster at Dodamath in the same place is also being excavated. The ravages of time and earthquakes had destroyed these forgotten temples.\nBateshwar is located at 26°25?35.4?N 78°11?48.25?E"

    Padavali and Bateshwar

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