Madya Pradesh Destinations
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Gwalior in the state of Madhya Pradesh is known for its royal lineage. Gwalior has the perfect blending of the tradition and modernity. It is one of the most developed cities of India with many renowned educational institutions and industries like cotton, ceramics and chemicals.
The history of Gwalior is interesting. Legend has it that the name 'Gwalior' comes from a great sage, Gwalipa who cured Suraj Sen, the chief of the Kachwaha clan suffering from leprosy in the 8th century. Gwalior has seen many dynasties, which patronized the artists and the musicians who in turn popularized the princely state through their songs and writings. Gwalior city was the capital of the princely state of Gwalior until 1948 to 1956 when Madhya Pradesh merged with the Indian union.
How to Reach Gwalior
The city of Gwalior is popular as the city of forts is a popular tourist destination. A large number of tourists make their way to the city every year. We bring to you complete information on how to reach Gwalior by air, rail or road.
By Air - Gwalior City has its own international airport called Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal. Flights from all the major Indian cities connect the city to other parts of the country.
By Train - Gwalior railway station is conveniently located on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai rail link. Among major trains, the Taj and Shatabdi Express connect Gwalior with Delhi and Agra.
By Road - Gwalior is well connected by a good road network connecting all the major places in Madhya Pradesh and the surrounding areas. Gwalior is well linked with Agra (118 km), Jaipur (350 km), Delhi (321 km), Lucknow, Bhopal (423 km), Chanderi (239 km), Indore (486 km), Jhansi (101 km), Khajuraho (275 km), Ujjain (455 km), and Shivpuri (114 km).
Places to Visit in Gwalior
Gwalior Fort, Man Mandir Palace, Gujari Mahal and Archaeological Museum, Sas-Bahu Temples, Memorial of Tansen, uraj Kund, Sarod Ghar, Kala Vithika, Scindia Museum