Gwalior is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned for reasons that remain unclear. The surviving palace and mosque are a tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted, phantom city. But the inner citadel is immaculately preserved. Its walls, palaces, baths, royal mint,courts and gardens still stand in splendidhomage to a great visionary and builder. The heart of the palace complex however, is verymuch alive.

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
Languages English, Hindi
STD Code 0751
Rainfall >970 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Gwalior 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


Shivpuri Chanderi Orchha

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.


Usha Kiran Palace Hotel The Central Park
Gwalior Regency Hotel Landmark