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Gwalior

Rich city with culture and tradition

Gwalior FortGwaliorTeli ka MandirJaivilas PalaceShivpuriThe FortChanderi
  • General Information

    District: Gwalior, State: Madhya Pradesh, India
    Area: 5214 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Hindi, Marathi and English
    Long Distance Code: +91-751
    Importance: City with Royal background
    Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Description

    Gwalior, the fort city of northern Madhya Pradesh, lives with splendour of the ancient glory that once was part of it. Even today the royalties of Gwalior live in the forts and the palaces. Due to its strategic position between the North and the South it was ruled by many dynasties and changed hands with many rulers. Right from the Kacchawas, to the Tomars and the Pratiharas and the Rajputs have ruled this land. Even Qutub -ud-din Aibak tried his hand in capturing the city of Gwalior. Today Gwalior is a part of the Independent India but it still retains the regal hospitality and splendour. Fast becoming a small metropolis, Gwalior was held by the Marathas. The Scindias retained it till the Independence. The impressions that all the dynasties left behind are still evident on the walls of Gwalior. <br />There is an interesting story behind the name Gwalior. It is said that once a Prince of the Kacchawa dynasty came here and was thirsty. He asked water to a hermit who took him to a pond. The Prince drank the water and to his surprise was cured of leprosy which he was suffering from. The name of the hermit was Gwalipa and in his honour the city founded by the Prince, Suraj Sen was named Gwalior. That was long back in the 8th century. But the city continuously grew an d now has become a thriving city bustling with life.
  • Location

    The royal state of Gwalior, situated in the northernmost parts of Madhya Pradesh, and is more than 420 kms from the capital city of Bhopal. Its proximity to the important northern town like Agra and the national capital Delhi had increased is strategic value.
ShivpuriJust 110kms form the city of Gwalior is Shivpuri, the royal summer retreat of the past. Its dense forests and luxuriant hills made it a perfect summer capital and the vegetation full of variety of species of fauna made it a perfect hunting ground as well. Today Shivpuri has been transformed into a protected forest area and a sanctuary for rare wild life. The pink summer palace built by the Scindias called as the Madhav Vilas Palace is an excellent example of the colonial impression on architecture in the late 19th century. This beautiful palace offers a spectacular view of its surrounding forests and nature. The Madhav National Park is a terrain of wooded hills and dry forests, mixed and deciduous with flat grasslands around the lake. This gives an ample opportunity to sight the wild life such as the various species of Deer, Sloth bear, Nilgai and sometimes also the Leopard.
The FortThe Fort of Gwalior tells the tale of valour and splendour tat once it saw. It is a magnificent fort that dominates the city of Gwalior. The main structure of the fort was built some thousand years ago. The present structure is still 55 years old built by Raja Man Singh of Gwalior. One of the most invincible forts of India, it was proclaimed as the Pearl of all the fortresses of India by the Mughal Emperor Babur. The fort was occupied by many dynasties and rulers all of whom have left their impressions on the fort. Although the present and the ones in good condition, mostly belong to Raja Man Singh. \r\nThe Man Mandir is the Fort's piece de resistance is the palace built by Man Singh Tomar. It is a beautiful palace full of colour, motifs and designs. The carvings are intricate that of animals, flowers and human figures as well. \r\nThe aesthetic beauty of the king is reflected in Man Mandir and the Gujari Mahal speaks of his love. He was in love with Mrignayani, his Gujar Queen, for whom this particular palace has been built. Dedication for perfection of each and every minute details is seen in this palace. Today the palace has been converted into an archaeological museum. \r\nThe Teli Ka Mandir is the only monument in the fort that speaks of the era beyond Raja Man Singh. Articulated in beautiful Dravidian style, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple has a wonderful blend of Muslim and Hindu architecture. \r\nThe other temple set adjacent to each other are the Sas Bahu temples. The temples have beautiful intricate carvings on them. \r\nOut side the fort the impressions of the Scindia rule is quite evident. The Scindias were prolific builders. The Jai Vilas palace which still is the residence of the Scindias is a unique example of that. Many of the rooms of this royal residence have been converted in to museum. \r\nThe city of Gwalior is dotted with Chatris commemorating the past Maratha rulers. The monuments outside the imposing fort are the tombs of Tansen, the patriarch of Hindustani classical music and that of Mohammed Ghaus a saint of Islamic faith. Although historically the place does not carry much of value, the architecture and the structure of the place is immensely beautiful.
ChanderiA small medieval town about 230 kms from Gwalior, was an important trade route point between the Malwa and the Bundelkhand regions. It was also strategically located between the North and the Deccan plateaus and thus once was a flourishing state in the medieval age. Today it has nothing but the ruins of the past. Presently Chanderi is famous for its beautiful Sarees woven with silk and cotton with wonderful designs and stupendous colour combinations. The only reason to visit this place is to buy the Chanderi Sarees.
Central India With Gujarat

Central India With Gujarat
(13 Days / 12 Nights)

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Central India With Gujarat / PI-0240 (13 Days / 12 Nights)
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The 13 day long tour of Gujarat and central India, covers some of the most beautiful monuments of India which are still very much untouched. The simplicity of these places and the stories attached to the monuments will make a lasting impression on your mind. With the beautiful age old monuments of Ahmedabad and Bhopal, you reach Mandu, home to some of the best examples of the Islamic architecture. The tour ends with Agra with a visit to the Taj without which your trip to India will never be complete.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai - Bhavnagar
Day 4 : Bhavnagar
Day 5 : Bhavnagar - Ahmedabad - Bhopal
Day 6 : Bhopal
Day 7 : Bhopal-Ujjain-Mandu
Day 8 : Mandu
Day 9 : Mandu-Maheshwar-Omkareshwar-Indore
Day 10 : Indore-Gwalior
Day 11 : Gwalior-Agra
Day 12 : Agra
Day 13 : Delhi
Central India Classic

Central India Classic
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

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Central India Classic / PI-0250 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
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Explore the heart of historical as well as spiritual India with this Central India classic tour that takes you through a visual delight of different cities of India. Experience the sound and light show at the Khajuraho temple, attend the aarti at Varanasi Ghat followed by a visit to some of the most historical temples of India in Ujjain. The tour takes you on a spiritual as well as heritage tour of India that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi - Varanasi
Day 4 : Varanasi
Day 5 : Varanasi - Khajuraho
Day 6 : Khajuraho - Orchha
Day 7 : Orchha-Gwalior
Day 8 : Gwalior-Shivpuri
Day 9 : Shivpuri-Ujjain
Day 10 : Ujjain-Mandu
Day 11 : Mandu
Day 12 : Mandu-Indore
Day 13 : Indore - Bhopal
Day 14 : Bhopal
Day 15 : Bhopal - Delhi
Splendors of Central India

Splendors of Central India
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

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Splendors of Central India / PI-0337 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Agra
Day 3 : Agra - Gwalior
Day 4 : Gwalior - Shivpuri
Day 5 : Shivpuri - Chanderi - Orchha
Day 6 : Orchha - Khajuraho
Day 7 : Khajuraho
Day 8 : Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh
Day 9 : Bandhavgarh
Day 10 : Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur - Bhopal
Day 11 : Bhopal - Bhojpur - Bhimbetka - Bhopal
Day 12 : Bhopal - Ujjain - Indore
Day 13 : Indore - Mandu - Indore
Day 14 : Indore- Maheshwar- Omkareshwar- Indore
Day 15 : Indore - Delhi - Mumbai
Central India Temple and Chanderi Trip

Central India Temple and Chanderi Trip
(10 Days / 9 Nights)

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Central India Temple and Chanderi Trip / PI-0490 (10 Days / 9 Nights)
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Bask in the glory of the ancient temples that are still frozen in time with this exotic and fascinating trip. Taking you through a spiritual sojourn, this trip takes you on a spiritual, cultural and historical lane that includes several interesting places such as Varanasi, the erotic sculpture hub Khajuraho, Orccha, Chanderi, Shivpuri, Gwalior and finally ending the trip with the famous Taj Mahal.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi - Varanasi
Day 4 : Varanasi
Day 5 : Varanasi - Khajuraho
Day 6 : Khajuraho - Orchha
Day 7 : Orchha - Chanderi - Shivpuri
Day 8 : Shivpuri - Gwalior
Day 9 : Gwalior - Agra
Day 10 : Agra
The Golden Triangle with Gwalior and Khajuraho / PI-055 (10 Days / 9 Nights)
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A soul-lifting experience which invokes the mind and fire your imagination at Khajuraho that whisks you away from the humdrum of Delhi-the capital of India, onto Jaipur-the pink city of India to the mandatory trip to the Taj Mahal-a symbol of undying love and to imposing Gwalior Fort to the picturesque ruins of Orchha on the river Betwa.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi - Jaipur
Day 4 : Jaipur
Day 5 : Jaipur-Agra
Day 6 : Agra
Day 7 : Agra-Gwalior
Day 8 : Gwalior-Orchha-Khajuraho
Day 9 : Khajuraho-Jhansi-Delhi
Day 10 : Delhi
Gujarat with Madhya Pradesh

Gujarat with Madhya Pradesh
(20 Days / 19 Nights)

On Request
Gujarat with Madhya Pradesh / PI-0417 (20 Days / 19 Nights)
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Located in the center of India, Madhya Pradesh is also known as ‘Heart of India’ and has several natural features ranging from plateaus, river valleys, hills and forests. The trip also covers the beautiful state of Gujarat that pays tribute to its past splendors with its superb monuments and rich cultural diversity.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Khajuraho
Day 3 : Khajuraho
Day 4 : Khajuraho - Jhansi
Day 5 : Jhansi - Datia - Sonagiri - Gwalior
Day 6 : Gwalior
Day 7 : Gwalior - Bhopal
Day 8 : Bhopal
Day 9 : Bhopal - Ujjain - Indore
Day 10 : Indore - Mandu - Indore
Day 11 : Indore - Ahmedabad
Day 12 : Ahmedabad - Modhera - Zainabad
Day 13 : Zainabad - Wankner - Rajkot
Day 14 : Rajkot - Junagadh - Sasan Gir
Day 15 : Sasan Gir
Day 16 : Sasan Gir - Somnath - Ahmedpur Mandvi
Day 17 : Ahmedpur Mandvi - Bhavnagar
Day 18 : Bhavnagar - Ahmedabad
Day 19 : Ahmedabad - Mumbai
Day 20 : Mumbai
Central India with Ganges Tour

Central India with Ganges Tour
(15 Days / 14 Nights)

On Request
Central India with Ganges Tour / PI-0491 (15 Days / 14 Nights)
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This wonderful tour of 15 days takes you on a sojourn of the unexplored, not so known yet beautiful India. From the important Hindu pilgrimage sites of Varanasi and Ujjain to the ruined forts and fortresses lined with folk tales of Orchha and Mandu; from the modern cities of Bhopal and Indore to the exotic architecture of the Khajuraho temples, this tour will give you an insight on the India that dwelt in this part some few hundred years back.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi - Varanasi
Day 4 : Varanasi
Day 5 : Varanasi - Khajuraho
Day 6 : Khajuraho - Orchha
Day 7 : Orchha-Jhansi-Gwalior
Day 8 : Gwalior - Shivpuri-Gwalior
Day 9 : Gwalior-Bhopal
Day 10 : Bhopal-Indore
Day 11 : Indore-Ujjain-Indore
Day 12 : Indore-Mandu
Day 13 : Mandu
Day 14 : Mandu-Bhopal
Day 15 : Bhopal - Delhi

Gwalior, India Tours

Clarks Inn Suites...
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Gwalior, India
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TANSEN RESIDENCY
3 Star
Gwalior, India
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GWALIOR REGENCY
2 Star
Gwalior, India
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SHELTER
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Gwalior, India
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THE CENTRAL PARK
3 Star
Gwalior, India
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USHA KIRAN PALACE
5 Star
Gwalior, India
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SITA MANOR
3 Star
Gwalior, India
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LANDMARK HOTEL
3 Star
Gwalior, India
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