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|
|Rainfall||>970 mm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||September to March|
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.
Places to Visit
|Gwalior Fort||Man Mandir|
|The Sas-Bahu temples||Tomb of Tansen|
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|