City of Monuments

Steeped in the splendour of its past, the ancient capital of Gwalior has yet made a successful transition into a modern Indian city, vibrant and bustling.

Steeped in the splendour of its past, the ancient capital of Gwalior has yet made a successful transition into a modern Indian city, vibrant and bustling. A multitude of reigning dynasties, of the great Rajput clans of the Pratiharas, Kacchwahas and Tomars have left indelible etchings of their rule in this city of palaces, temples and monuments. Gwalior's tradition as a royal capital continued until the formation of present day India, with the Scindias having their dynastic seat here. The magnificent mementoes of a glorious past have been preserved with care, giving Gwalior an appeal unique and timeless. Gwalior : where a rich cultural tradition has been interwoven into the fabric of modern life. Where a princely past lives on in great palaces and their museums. Where a multitude of images merge and mix to present to the visitor a city of enduring greatness. Gwalior's history is traced back to a fascinating legend: in 8AD, a chieftain called Suraj Sen was stricken by a deadly disease. He was cured by a hermit saint, Gwalipa, and in gratitude, founded a city which he named after the saint who had given him the gift of a new life. The new city of Gwalior became, over the centuries, the cradle of great dynasties and with each, the city gained new dimensions from the warrior-kings, poets, musicians and saints who contributed to making it a capital renowned throughout the country. The magnificent mementoes of a glorious past have been preserved with care, giving Gwalior an appeal unique and timeless. Also Visit Jai Vilas Palace, Sas-Bahu-ka-Mandir, Man Mandir Palace, Gwalior Fort.

Attractions in Gwalior, around and from Gwalior

  • Gwalior Fort Gwalior Fort stands on an isolated rock, overlooking the Gwalior town, and contains a number of historic buildings. It is one of the biggest forts in India. From historical records, it is established

  • Man Mandir Palace A heartrending ambiance of graciousness and valor of those days still loiters in the silent chambers this royal mansion. The fort inside which this majestic Man Mandir stands actually dates back to an

  • Saas Bahu Temple The Saas Bahu temple in Gwalior is dedicated to Lord Vishnu by the King Mahipala. Its a 9th Century shrine, Saas-Bahu temple in the fort allures not only the devotees but also the tourists with its ar

  • Teli Ka Mandir Built in 11th century, Oilman's Temple is the oldest temple of the Gwalior Fort. The temple bears a close resemblance to Prathihara Vishnu temple, and is filled with images of coiled serpents, passion