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Introduction

Gwalior is named after a saint who cured the local chieftain Suraj Sen from leprosy. It is also the home of the famous, royal and incredibly rich Scindia family. The magnificent mementoes of a glorious past give Gwalior a unique and timeless appeal, with warrior kings, poets, musicians and saints contributing in making Gwalior the city it is. Today, the city is famous for many educational institutions attracting students from every nook and corner of the country.

Area 286.6 sq km
Altitude 196 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-45.0 C Winter-4.0 C-26.0 C
Language English, Hindi
STD Code 0751
Rainfall 970 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Gwalior MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :- Gwalior Airport (8 kms from the main city) is connected by Indian Airlines to Bombay, Bhopal, Indore, and Delhi. The services are operational three days a week.
  2. Rail:-Gwalior is connected to most cities in India. It is 118 km from Agra, 420 km from Bhopal, 1086 km from Mumbai, 318 km from Delhi, 486 km from Indore, 280 km from Khajuraho and 344 km from Sanchi.
  3. Road:-Gwalior is on the Central Railway's main Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai lines. A convenient train from Delhi is the New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express which runs daily.

Places to Visit

Gwalior Fort Man Mandir The Sas-Bahu temples Tomb of Tansen

Excursion

Shivpuri Chanderi Orchha

Shopping

Here you will find all kinds of art and craft items such as lacquer ware, dolls, hand woven carpets, wall hangings and jewelry, which make for excellent buys to carry back home.

Accommodation

Usha Kiran Palace Hotel The Central Park Gwalior Regency Hotel Landmark