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Introducing Gwalior

Best time to visit : October to March
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One of the magnificent cities in the world, Gwalior is renowned for its majestic forts, ancient sculptures and intriguing architectures. Foreigners to the city are fascinated by city’s glorious past, architectural splendour, historical marvels, religious sites and royal palaces. The ancient city of Gwalior hosts business events like ‘Gwalior Trade Fair’ (organized in the month of December to January), cultural events and musical performances like Tansen Music Festival, Rang Panchami, Kite Festival and Vishu that attract thousands of tourists. Immerse into the following sections for interesting tourist information about this popular city.


Dubbed as the ‘Heart of Incredible India,’ Gwalior is a historic city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh (MP). The city is proudly referred as the tourist capital of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the largest cities of Central India. The city is popular among local and international tourists for its gorgeous Gwalior Fort. The city of Gwalior is named after Saint Gwalipa. Gwalior is the birthplace of Classical Music Maestro Miya Tansen. Hindi and English are the official languages of Gwalior. Hire a tourist guide for interesting and hidden facts about the city.

Kachories and samosas served with potato curry and spicy chutney are the most scrumptious breakfast you can ever enjoy in other Indian cities. Sweets like jalebies, rabdi, ladoos, gazak (made of til and jaggery) are sure to amuse your taste buds. SS Kachowariwala serves the best Samosas in the country. Sher-e-Punjab, Chotiwala, Volga, Navratan, Baba’s etc. are some of the best restaurants where you can enjoy the local cuisines. A city guide map can help you locate these restaurants.

Shopping in Gwalior is the most pleasurable activity one can try. Attractive handicrafts and stone arts are best sold in the city. Wall carpets, chanderi saris, wooden carvings, jute crafts, dokra figurines and handloom items are famous in Gwalior. Jiwaji Chowk in Gwalior has many glittering jewellery shops. Sarafa Bazaar, Bada & Naya Bazaar and Patankar Bazaar are popular markets in the city. City Mall is one of the biggest malls of Madhya Pradesh housing shops of many national and international brands. Other malls in the city are DD City Mall, Parasmani Mall, Rajiv Plaza and Salasar Mall.

Nearby Places:
  • Jhansi (about 100 km.) – The city got famous because of the queen, Rani Lakshmi Bai and her courageous war against evil. The historic city is popular for Jhansi Fort, Rani Mahal, Nag Mandir and Museum. 
  • Datia (about 75 km.) – The place is popular for its temples, Bundela palaces and intriguing paintings. 
  • Sonagiri (about 68 km.) – Sonagiri means the ‘Golden Peak.’ The place is famous for its Jain temples. The place is sacred to Digambar Jains. 
  • Pawaya (about 68 km.) – Life-size statue of King Chaksha Manibhadra and medieval forts built by Parmaras are the places of attraction here. 
  • Tigra Dam (23 km.) – Famous as a picnic and recreational spot among locals and tourists. 

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