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The great historical city – Gwalior is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The city has got its name through sage of medieval times.

Historical background

Though Gwalior was under the authority of the Guptas, but if we look into the history way back the city was under the reign of Huna emperors. The city has also been under the rule of Mughal emperor Qutb-ud-din-aybak and then by the Marathas

A city of rich architectural heritage, art and craft interspersed with rich cultural traditions

The forts of Gwalior depict a blend of rich architecture and cultural heritage thereby attracting tourists from various places. The natural beauty and cleanliness of the city impresses the tourists a lot.

Chanderi and Maheshwari sarees are also a major attraction point for the female tourists who love traditional or hand woven sarees.


Bundeli and Braj are the two major cultures prevalent in Gwalior. The people living here celebrate all the festivals like Diwali, Id, Rang Panchami, Navratri, Durga Puja with great enthusiasm. Music is the heart of the city and every year as a tribute to Tansen, the legendary singer, Gwalior organizes Sangeet Samaroh.

The famous musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is a gift from Gwalior to our country.

Current Scenario

The state government of Madhya Pradesh is continuously reviving its strategies to improve the investment in the education, real estate and industrial sector in the city.

As far as healthcare sector is concerned, the city is famous for it well acclaimed Cancer Hospital.

Climate and best time to visit

The city experiences extreme climatic conditions which mean the summers are extremely hot and the winters vice varsa. The best time to visit this place is from October to March.

  • Gwalior fort
  • Phool Bagh
  • Suraj Kund
  • Gujari Mahal
  • Teli-ka-Mandir
  • Sun Mandir
  • Scindia Museum
  • Man Mandir Palace
  • Jai Vilas Mahal
  • Sas-Bahu temples
  • Tigra Dam
  • Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus
  • Memorial of Tansen