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Gwalior Travel Guide

A historic city established by King Surajesan, Gwalior, the once princely state of Madhya Pradesh, is noted for its prominent palaces, sanctified temples and brilliant monuments. Gwalior's history is as captivating as the attractions in the city, which can be deciphered back to the 8th century AD. It is conceived that this city is cited after the saint ‘Gwalipa’, who recovered the king’s deadly disease. A provenance of great dynasties, this mythological city was in existence over the centuries.

With encompassing structures like sandstone mosque, rock temples and fabulous sculptures, Gwalior city maintains its glorious tradition of the past. The splendid fort on the majestic hills, that misses the entire city, gives an enchanting look to the scenic ambiance of this marvelous town. These prominent monuments of the yesteryears, renders an exceptional charm to this grand city.

In addition to these inheritances and repositories, Gwalior will be recalled forever as the birthplace of the great musician Tansen. The major cultural event contained every winter to memorialize the memory of this great musician, pulls large gathering. The loyalists of music take it as a great prerogative to be a part of this cultural entertainment.

Located on a prime location, Gwalior was a dream city for many dynasties. The city assumed much from the reign of different dynasties who had formulated this as a celebrated place. Being the place of origin of illustrious people, Gwalior is commissioned with a unique status in the history of India. A rambling city where tradition is enlaced with modernity, Gwalior confronts a captivating and a charming appeal to the tourists.


Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum
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