Gwalior City is a District in Madhya Pradesh, India. Gwalior's history is traced back to a legend in 8th century AD when a chief tain known as Suraj Sen was struck by a deadly disease and cured by a hermit-saint Gwalipa. As a gratitude for that incidence, he founded this city by his name.
How to reach here:By Rail-
Railway network is linked with Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai rail link. Railway is well linked with Delhi and Agra.By Road-
Gwalior is well connected with Agra Mathura, Jaipur, Delhi, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chanderi, Indore Jhansi, Khajuraho, Ujjain and Shivpuri.By Air-
Gwalior has an airport 8 km away from the city. The airport is connected with Mumbai, Bhopal, Indore, and Delhi
Places of interest:
Gwalior Fort dominates the city and is its most significant monument. The Fort Standing on a steep mass of sandstone has been the scene of momentous events, imprisonment, battles and jauhars. This imposing structure inspired Emperor Babur to describe it as " the pearl amongst the fortresses of Hind ".
Gujari Mahal is within the fort are some marvels of medieval architecture. It has been converted into Archaeological Museum housing rare antiquities,some of them dating back to the 1st century A.D.
Gopachal Parvat is situated on the Mountain Area at slopes of Gwalior Fort carries unique statue of Jain Tirthankars. The largest Idol of Bhagwan Parshwanath on Lotus is the largest statue (in single stone piece) in the world. Built between 1398 to 1536 by Tomar Kings - these Jain Tirthankars Statues are a species of Architecture and a treasure of Old Indian heritage and culture.Jai Vilas Palace and Museum:
This Palace is the current residence of Scindia family. Some 25 rooms have been turned into the Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum, and in these rooms, so evocative of a regal lifestyle, the past comes alive. Jai Vilas is an Italianate structure which combines the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural modes.
Other tourist attraction are Ghaus Mohammed's Tomb, Man Mandir Palace built by Raja Mansingh in 1486 and 1517, Sarod Ghar is the Museum of Music has been set up in the old ancestral house of the legendary Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan and Gurudwara Data Bandhi Chhod built in the memory of Guru Hargobind Saheb , the 6th Sikh Guru who was imprisoned here by Emperor Jehangir for over two years. It is located on the Gwalior Fort.