Places to Visit in Gwalior

When you travel to Gwalior, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Gwalior, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Gwalior to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Gwalior things to do can include exploring Gwalior attractions and visiting the places of interest.

The Gwalior Fort, founded by the Tomar Dynasty, carries the sobriquet ‘Gilbraltar of India’ which gives its architectural accuracy. The fort stands tall upon an enormous rock and it is enclosed by high walls inside. The walls are dotted with structures of different cultures, periods and dynasties. It has an exotic influence of China in their various art works.  The Chinese dragons that are drawn on its surface have been influenced from the Sino-Indian trade happening at the time of the fort’s inception. At dusk the fort hosts a haunting light and sound that showcases the fort’s roller coaster ride through aeons and ages.

The Gwalior Fort, founded by the Tomar Dynasty, carries the sobriquet ‘Gilbraltar of India’ which gives its architectural accuracy. The fort stands tall upon an enormous rock and it is enclosed by high walls inside. The walls are dotted with structures of different cultures, periods and dynasties. It has an exotic influence of China in their various art works.  The Chinese dragons that are drawn on its surface have been influenced from the Sino-Indian trade happening at the time of the fort’s inception. At dusk the fort hosts a haunting light and sound that showcases the fort’s roller coaster ride through aeons and ages.

The burial ground of the fighter queen of Jhansi, a martyr of the Sepoy Muitny.

A residential palace of the Scindias turned into a museum of priceless mementos housing the largest chandelier in the world.

The city is the birthplace of noted musician Tansen, one of the nine gems of Akbar, whose ashes are buried here.

This citadel of love built inside the fort is dedicated to the romance of Raja Man Singh Tomar and his Gujjar queen Mrignayani.

This museum of Gwalior has a rich collection of antiques which tells us about the art and the lifestyle of India hundreds of years ago. Some of the sculptures which are exhibited here are said to be from the Gupta Period and are amazing pieces of art.

This museum has such unique gadgets belonging to the Royal Family of Scindias. This museum also displays the world’s largest chandelier.

For the musically inclined Gwalior offers quality entertainment too in its holiday packages.Started in 1930 and continued till date in every December. This is a magnificent conglomeration of Indian and global music lovers and performers at the Tansen’s Tomb.

A music museum in the ancestral home of Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan.

A coming together of the Indian society and its different streams of religious beliefs, this city has the following to offer in that genre in its tourism package.A meeting palace of the ‘Berehams’ - a group of learned followers of Lord ‘Mithun’.

An exquisitely carved line of ‘Tirthankara’ effigies at the Gwalior fort.

Inspired form Konark this Sun temple is a central place of pilgrimage in the city.

A shrine of Lord Vishnu here called ‘Shahastra Bahu’ is also situated in the fort.

The loftiest temple in the fort, derives its name from the ancient building been used for processing oil in the British period.

Jain remains excavated out of rocks on all sides, housing one of the tallest historical figures in Northern India.

Built inside the fort in memory of the Sixth Sikh Guru Govind Singh.

A memorable coming together of colourful India since 1909. Chanderi and Maheshswari fabrics are famous central Indian fabrics which are weaved here. These dress materials can be easily brought from this trade fair meets. 

Banquet hall with world’s largest indoor mural.

A nice aquatic outing just outside the city.

Home to interesting animal life outside Gwalior.

Rich in hilly forests visited by likes of Emperor Akbar for its biodiversity.

Hosting the arc formed by the Chambal extending between Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The 1st multi dimensional theatre since 2011.

The adventure in Gwalior comes in the form of boating on Tigra Dam which is situated nearly twenty kilometres from the city. It is a hotspot for daylong picnic as well as boating. This dam also supplies fresh water to the city.

Five Attractions not to be missed are the Sun Temple, The Gwalior Fort, The Memorial of Tansen, The Jai Vilas Museum and the Tigra Dam.

Just outside the city lies one of the most beautiful and scenic Orchha Resort which is called one of the best resorts of India as it is not only luxurious in every way, even the minute detail has gone into making it. The air around this resort is pollution free and the River Betwa which flows very near offers a scenic beauty unparallel to any. Here you can enjoy the Ayurveda massage of Kerela, Yoga by trained teachers and also riding and other activities. This resort is a must visit for people visiting Gwalior.

Some of the best places in Gwalior to eat out are, The Quality Restaurant, which serves typical Indian food. It is situated in the heart of the city. The Zayka restaurant, which is frequented by the young as it serves mouth watering Chinese and Italian cuisines. If you have a typical Indian taste, the Dilli Parathewala in Sarafa Bazar is the best place to visit. The Silver Saloon serves Nepali and Thai food which is very interesting.

Some of the mouth watering delicacies of Madhya Pradesh are also available in Gwalior, such as kebabs, bhutte ki kees, mawa-bati, khoprapak and malpua.

Gwalior is especially famous for its hot kachoris, samosas, jalebis and rabri. In winters a crunching mouth watering sweet prepared with jaggery and seasame seeds called gajak is available which should not be missed. This gajak is also exported and the shop of Daulat Ram in Phalka Bazar is the best place to buy this.

Gwalior can be a paradise for shopaholics if you are interested in traditional handcrafted items. People come from far and wide to buy the Dokra Art statues, hand woven carpets, dolls, hand woven sarees and fabrics and lacquer-ware. The shopping areas of Rajwara and Laskar are full of these items which make good souvenirs to take back. Some old shops near the chowk sell chanderi sarees which are famous throughout India. The state’s emporiums have all items stored under one roof and are priced reasonably as well. The brocade and silk sarees are found in plenty in Sarafa bazaar and the Topi bazaar has very good leather products. Gwalior also has its fair share of big malls which sell imported as well as local items. The Din Dayal Mall at MLB Road has everything under one roof. It is a favourite haunt for young and old. The Vishal Mega Mart in Madhav Rao Scindia Marg is always full as the prices here are very pocket friendly. The Skycity Mall is another place worth visiting to get good buys.

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