Gwalior is a historic city founded by King Suraj Sen in 8th century AD and the formerly princely state of Madhya Pradesh, is famed for its outstanding palaces, old and very large fort, sacred temples and glorious monuments. Legend has it that when King Suraj Sen was struck by a deadly disease, he was cured by a hermit-saint Gwalipa. As a mark of respect to the saint, he built the city of Gwalior after the name of the saint. In addition to this, Gwalior will be remembered forever as the birthplace of the great musician Tansen. The major cultural event held every winter to commemorate the memory of this great musician, attracts large gathering.
Gwalior is home to sandstone mosque, rock temples and fabulous statues, Gwalior city upkeeps its glorious tradition of the past. The magnificent fort on the majestic hills gives an enthralling look to the scenic ambiance of this marvelous town. These spectacular historical monuments, provides an exceptional charm to this wonderful city.
State: Madhya Pradesh
Altitude: 196 m (643 ft)
STD Code: 0751
Language: Hindi, English
Clothes: Summer: Tropical Winter: Light Woollens
Temperature: Summer: 21 - 46 C Winter: 22 - 6 C
Local transport: City Bus, taxis, Tempos and auto rickshaw are the major modes of local transport in Gwalior
Best Season: The best time to visit Gwalior is between October to March
How to reach
By Air: The Gwalior airport is just 8 km from the center of the city.
By Rail: Gwalior city is well connected by train with all major cities of India.
By Road: Gwalior is very well connected by good motorable roads to all important cities in India.