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Gwalior

Gwalior fort

Gwalior is a city in Madhya Pradesh in India. It lies in 120 kms. south of Agra city (Taj-city).  Gwalior's history is traced back to a legend in 8th century AD when a chief tain known as Suraj Sen was struck by a deadly disease and cured by a hermit-saint Gwalipa. As a gratitude for that incidence, he founded this city by his name.
Places to see here are:

How to reach Gwalior Madhya Pradesh
For reaching Gwalior city, Kingfisher flight fly daily to and from Delhi, Indore and Bhopal to Gwalior's airport. Indian Airlines' Delhi to Jabalpur line also stops at Gwalior. Similarly Delhi - Jabalpur flight of Indian stops at Gwalior Airport. By road, Shivpuri (for wildlife & birding) is 115km.  and Orchha (for fort/temples) is 124km. away from Gwalior. Agra is 120 kms from Gwalior city.

Tourist Attraction's in Gwalior

Gwalior Fort - Fort is built on a steep mass of Sandstone. It was made somewhere at the end of 14th or beginning of 15th century. The Gwalior Fort spreads out over an area of 3 square km, bounded by solid walls of sandstone, which enclose three temples, six palaces and a number of water tanks. The Mughal emperor Babar referred to the Gwalior Fort as "the pearl amongst fortresses in India."

Gujari Mahal - It is a monument of love of Raja Mansingh Tomar for his Gujar Queen, Mrignayani(Ninni). It was built in 15th century.

Gwalior TempleMan Mandir Palace - Built between 1486 and 1517 by Raja Mansingh Tomar. Emperor Aurangzeb imprisoned & executed his brother Murad here.

Gaus Mohammad Tomb - It is a Sandstone Mausoleum of Afgan prince.

Gurudwara Data Bandi Chhod - Built in the memory of 6th Sikh Guru Hargobind Saheb, who was imprisoned here by Emperor Jehangir for two years. It is 6km away from Railway station/Bus-stand.

Gopachal Parvat - It is situated on the Mountain Area at slopes of Gwalior Fort carries statue of Jain Tirthankars. The largest Idol of Bhagwan Parshwanath on Lotus is the largest statue(in single stone piece) in the world, being 47 feet high and 30 feet in width. 26 Jain statues in a series give a beautiful and attractivce picturescue.Built between 1398 to 1536 by Tomar Kings. Distance from Railway station/Bus-stand is 2km approx.

Sun Temple Gwalior - Located near the Residency at Morar, the newly constructed Sun Temple takes its inspiration from the famous Konark Sun Temple in Orissa.Distance from Railway Station / Bus Stand : 5.00 Kms. Approx.

Sas Bahu TempleJai Vilas Palace and Muesum - It is a current residence of the Scindia family. Some 25 rooms have been turned into the Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum, and in these rooms so evocative of a regal lifestyle, the past comes alive. Jai Vilas is an Italianate structure which combines the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural modes. Timings: 10.00 AM to 5:00 PM: Wensday Closed Distance from Railway Station / Bus Stand: 1.5 -2 Kms. Approx.

Light and Sound Show in Gwalior Fort - It is done in famous  Gwalior fort. View of Gwalior fort in light at night make it seems much more beautiful than in sun light.

National Chambal Sanctuary - t is about 60 km. in North of Gwalior. Here one can find rare and endangered Gharial ( Gavialis gangeticus) and Ganges River Dolphin ( Platanista gangetica). Apart from that it is also a paradise for bird watchers. One can reach it by road from Agra also. It is about 67 km. from Agra.

Hotels in Gwalior -

TAJ Group Hotel : Usha Kiran Palace is the best Hotel of Gwalior city. Usha Kiran Palace is about 120-years old palace, hosted King of England. It is spread over an area of 9 acres of land. Being a heritage hotel in Gwalior, it has 40 rooms and just 3 kms from railway station and 25 kms from Gwalior-Ariport (IATA Code: GWL). It is located in Jayendraganj Lashkar area of Gwalior city.

In addition to it, other luxury hotels in Gwalior city are : Central Park Hotel, Land Mark, Hotel Shelter, Gwalior Regency, Hotel Tansen etc. Similarly one can find budget or economy hotels in Gwalior also like : Hotel Suruchi, Surbhi, Sita Manor etc. Hotel Suruchi is just 2 kms from railway station and 10 kms from Gwalior Fort.

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