Gwalior is a historic city situated in Madhya Pradesh.
ClimateGwalior is also known for its extreme climate. In winter the mercury may dip to 1°C, and on hottest summer days it may rise to 48°C. But normally, winter temperature ranges between 6°C and 21°C, while summer temperature hovers between 24°C and 45°C. Rainy season starts in the third week of June with Monsoon rains washing central India. The rains gradually become weak during September and the wet season ends in the last week of September.
The best season to visit Gwalior is pre-winter and spring, with the best months being September to November and February to March. It is very hot from April to August, when sightseeing is inadvisable.
Gwalior AirportOne of four airports in the region. It is also the site of an Indian Air Force Base. Gwalior airport has some scheduled domestic services however they are not available daily.
- Air India, provides services to Delhi and Mumbai.
- Air India Regional, provide services to Delhi and Jabalpur.
Gwalior is very well connected to major cities across India by direct train links. You can reach Gwalior from India's capital New Delhi, in 3 hours by New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express(India's fastest train). This city is directly connected to Jammu, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Dehradun, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari, Vishakhapatnam, Patna, Kolkata, etc.Gwalior railway station is a major Railway station and comes under the jurisdiction of Jhansi Rail Division. Train ticket reservation is fully computerized and can be done at railway station itself. Another convenient way of getting reservation is online reservation facility provided by the site of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation . Auto Rickshaw and Tempos (Shared Auto Rickshaw) are available from the station to most parts of the city 24 hours. There is a pre-paid booth at railway station for hiring Auto-Rickshaw. It is advised to negotiate fare before hiring one. Taxis are also available at railway station.
Gwalior is situated on the North-South corridor of National Express Highway. National highway No.3(Agra-Mumbai road) connects Gwalior To Delhi, Agra, Indore and Mumbai. National Highway No.75 connects Gwalior to Jhansi.
For moving in the area around Gwalior Fort, either autos or bike rickshaws work. Walking is also viable if you have time.
The cheapest way to move inside the city, but you may need to share it with other passengers.
Costlier than tempos but convenient for going to internal parts of city. Remember, auto rickshaws in Gwalior do not have fare meters. So, never forget to negotiate fare before hiring one.
Buses are available to visit near by places as well as for travel to different cities. These buses are available from the Bus Stand near the Railway Station. M.P., Rajasthan, U.P, State Roadways Corporation have a number of bus services connecting to cities and towns around Gwalior. Some private operators also have luxury bus services on selected routes mostly starts from various parts of the city.
Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty
Ghaus's TombThe tomb of Great Gaus Mohammad. Located nearby is the tomb of Tansen.
GopachalThe largest statue of Lord Parshvanath (seated on a lotus carved out of one stone) in the world)
Gragaj ke Hanumaan
Gurudwara Data Bandi Chod
Gwalior Trade FairThe biggest fair of Madhya Pradesh and a very colourful one. It begins in the second week of January and continues until February.
The Gwalior Museum
Gwalior ZooThis is one of many of the beautiful zoological parks of Madhya Pradesh. This park includes a white tiger, golden pheasants, sambhar, bison, and many other animals.
The Garden adjacent to the Palace grounds is built in Italian style. Beautiful fountains, cascading waters make this is a beautiful place. The lush green gardens make the place even more beautiful. It is very closely connected to the Moti Mahal, the former Palace of Scindia dynasty which is now turned into a Government office.
The garden is also connected with the Baiji Ki Tal which is a garden along with a beautiful pool. The major attractions here are the boating area and stone fountains add to the beauty and splendor of this park.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
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Jai Vilas PalaceA former residential palace turned museum of Scindias. Contains the world's largest chandelier as well as many diverse collections of antiques and gadgets.
Mandre Ki Mata
Phool Bagh and Ambedkar Park
Sai Baba Temple
Samadhi of Rani Laxmi Bai
Sun TempleThe Surya Mandir or Sun Temple is one of the most spectacular shrines as well as an architectural wonder that adorns the city of Gwalior. As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to the holy Sun God and was constructed in the year 1988 by the famous industrialist G.D. Birla. Built on the lines of legendary Sun Temple at Konark, Orissa, the Sun Temple of Gwalior is a magnificent amalgam of exquisite architecture in red sandstone and pearly white marble.
Tighra DamA great place for an outing, boating and other water facilities are available.
Vaisno Devi Temple
There also many smaller temples located in Gwalior to visit.
Garhi PadavaliA very ornate 10th-century Hindu temple, probably dedicated to Shiva, of which only the Mukhamandapa remains, with exquisite sculpture from ceiling to floor. The Jath Ranas of Gohad later built a fort surrounding the temple in the 19th century.
Go to the Sun City. If you are visiting in winter, you can go to the famous annual Trade Fair and shop. You can also enjoy beautiful Indian classical music both (vocal and instrumental) at 'Tansen Music Festival' during the winter.
- Handicrafts and stone art are local specialities.
- DD Mall at MLB Road is very big and has local branches of McDonalds and Domino's, in case you were looking for that; a Multiplex; and shops selling brand-name merchandise.
Gwaliorites like to have a good breakfast with kachories or samosas served with potato curries and chutneys and then there are sweets as jalebies and rabdi. Also try out gazak, made up of jaggery and Til and available during winter time.
Not to be missed: Samosa at SS Kachoriwala, Ladoos at Bahdura Sweets and Santa Claus Kids school at Chhatri Bazaar.
Cafe Coffee DayInside Ushar Kiran Palace
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Raj Bhogaddress: Dindayal Mall Maharani Laxmibai Marg
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- Agra (128 Km) - Famous for Taj Mahal, Red Fort.
- Bhind (64.0 km) - Famous for Chambal river and its bandits, chhatri of Malhar Rao Holkar.
- Datia (75 km) - Famous for temples .
- Jhansi , around 100 km from Gwalior - famous for Rani Jhansi Fort.
- Orchha , around 120 km from Gwalior.
- Shivpuri (119.5 km) - Ancient town and a sacred place.
- Sonagir (60 km on the Jhansi road) - famous for Jain temples.