Gwalior is a city steeped in history, heritage and cultural. One of the top tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh, it is also of the most important places of heritage in India. Think of the olden days and here you will feel that time has come to a standstill. There are architectural masterpieces, inspiring tales,
The beautiful city has to its name glorious history dating as old as the 8th century AD. Over the centuries it has passed hands of many rulers which has left behind a rich cultural heritage. There are many fascinating historic structures to explore, the most prominent one being the Gwalior Fort was described as the pearl amongst fortresses in India. The city and its fortress have been ruled by several historic northern Indian kingdoms.
Well-known for its ancient temples, marvelous palaces and alluring monuments, Gwalior is the tourist capital of Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior is best known for being the birthplace of the great musician, Tansen. And apart from all this, Gwalior was also one among the five princely states that got the honor of 21 gun salute during the British rule. Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Mahal, Teli ka Mandir, Sun Temple, Gujari Mahal, Sas Bahu Temple, Man Mandir Palace are some of the popular places to visit in Gwalior.
The fascinating city of Madhya Pradesh is also known to be an educational hub owing to the Scindia School that is situated right inside the Gwalior Fort. This school was built in 1897 and today is considered to be one among the many important boarding schools of India.
Tansen Music Festival is considered as the main festival in Gwalior. It is a five day festival celebrated in the month of November / December to honor the immense talent and achievements of Tansen and also to encourage the new talent. Rang Panchami, Navratri, Bhavbhuti Samaroh, Baba Hira Bhumia's Fair, Ramleela Festival, and Gwalior International Trade Fair are the other fairs and festivals celebrated with lot of enthusiasm.
With lots to see, do and experience, Gwalior has an important position in India’s tourism map.