A Traveller’s Guide to Gwalior

About Gwalior

Gwalior is a historic city founded by King Surajesan. This place has a majestic charm to it with its beautiful temple, mosques and palaces. It is surrounded by hills and greenery that refreshes you.

Why Go There: Relaxing Vacations | Heritage
Ideal For: Religious Trips | Relaxation | Nature walks
Trivia: Gwalior is popular for its tourist attractions hence, it is named as ‘Tourism Capital of Madhya Pradesh.
Things To Bring Back: ‘Chanderi Sarees’ (Chowk- Bara), ‘dolls and hand-woven carpets’ (Patankar Bazaar near Rajwada), ‘Papier Mache items’.

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Best Places To Visit In Gwalior

9. Gwalior Fort

Gwalior-Fort

It is an architectural marvel that is often called a ‘pearl among fortresses in India’. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Babur. This fort has a defensive structure that basks in the historic glory of the royal era.

Distance From the City: 4 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Family| Historians | Architects
Best Time To Visit: All year round
Location: Navigate


8. Jai Vilas Palace

Jai-Vilas-Palace


This fort is also referred to as ‘Jai Vilas Mahal’. It was built by Maharaja of Jodhpur, Jayajirao Scindia and is still the residing place of his descendants. Jai Vilas Palace is known for its European architecture.

Distance From the City: 2 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Family| Historians | Architects | Friends
Best Time To Visit: All year round
Location: Navigate


7. Man Mandir Palace

Man-Mandir-Palace


It is a ruined palace that was built by Man Singh Tomar. What remains of the palace showcases the architectural beauty it once embodied. It has two open courts and an underground prison.  There are many secrets buried in this palace.

Distance From the City: 2 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Family| Historians | Architects | Friends
Best Time To Visit: All year round
Location: Navigate


6. Gujari Mahal

Gujari-Mahal


It was built by Man Singh for his favorite wife Mrignayani. Gujari Mahal has been turned into a museum that houses various sculptures, statues and other remains of archeological importance.

Distance From the City: 2 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Family| Historians | Architects | Friends
Best Time To Visit: All year round
Location: Navigate


5. Gwalior Zoo

Gwalior-Zoo

Gwalior Zoo is a great place to spend time with your friends and family. Your kids will love the zoo! It has a wide variety of animals including one white tiger. There is huge garden known as ‘Phool Bagh’ that is ideal for a picnic.

Distance From the City: 2 km
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Family | Friends | Children | Wildlife enthusiasts
Best Time To Visit: July- October | November- March
Location: Navigate 


4. Teli Ka Mandir

Teli-Ka-Mandir


This is the highest building in Gwalior that is almost 100 feet tall. This temple was used to process oil before the Britishers invaded India.

Distance From the City: 3 km
Time Required: 1-2 hours
Ideal For: Family | Friends | Religious People
Best Time To Visit: All year round
Location: Navigate


3. Sun Temple

Sun-Temple

It is the most revered temple in Gwalior. Sun Temple is dedicated to Lord Surya and is an amazing form of architecture. It is built with red sandstone and pearly white marble which make it a treat to look at.

Distance From the City: 5 km
Time Required: 1-2 hours
Ideal For: Family | Friends | Religious People
Best Time To Visit: All year round
Location: Navigate


2. Saas Bahu Temple

Saas-Bahu-Temple

It does not refer to saas (mother-in-law) or Bahu (daughter-in-law). Saas Bahu temple is dedicated to Shastra Bahu, another name of Lord Vishnu. This temple attracts many devotees and tourists due to its architectural beauty.

Distance From the City: 1 km
Time Required: 1-2 hours
Ideal For: Family | Friends | Religious People
Best Time To Visit: All year round
Location: Navigate


1. Tomb Of Tansen

Tomb-Of-Tansen

It is the burial site of Tansen, the greatest musician and one of the nine gems in the court of Akbar. There is a festival in the month of November named as ‘Annual Tansen Music Festival’ where various musicians from all parts of the country showcase their talent.

Distance From the City: 1 km
Time Required: 1-2 hours
Ideal For: Family | Friends | Music Lovers
Best Time To Visit: November
Location: Navigate


Shopping Centres In Gwalior 

City Mall

Dindayal-City-Mall

Dindayal City Mall is a high-end luxury mall where one can find all the international brands. You may go on a shopping spree if your budget allows you to.

Distance From the City: 1 km
Time Required: 1-2 hours
Ideal For: Family | Friends
Best Time To Visit: All year round
Location: Navigate


Mrignayani Emporium 

Mrignayani-Emporium

It is a place where you can buy handicraft items and the famous chanderi and Maheshwari sarees. The emporium caters to all budgets. It is owned by the government of Gwalior and has several chains.

Distance From the City: 3 km
Time Required: 1-2 hours
Ideal For: Family | Friends
Best Time To Visit: All year round
Location: Navigate


Patankar Bazaar and Jiyaji Chowk Bazaar

Patankar-Bazaar-and-Jiayji-Chowk-Bazaar

Patankar Bazaar and Jiyaji Chowk Bazaar are famous for their handloom products. They are also known for their silver jewelry of Rajasthan. You can find stone carvings and artifacts in some of the shops in the market.

Distance From the City: 3 km
Time Required: 1-2 hours
Ideal For: Family | Friends
Best Time To Visit: All year round
Location: Navigate


How To Reach Gwalior

Train | Flight | By Road

Nearest Airport:
Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal (10 km away from the city)
Book Your Air Tickets From: Air India Express | Via Com

Nearest Railway Station:
Gwalior Railway Station

Nearest Bus Stop:
Gwalior
Check out: RedBus offersTravelyaari Coupons | Paytm Bus Coupons

Book buses to Gwalior through RedBus online booking app and get great RedBus offers and discounts!


Where Should You Stay

There are some popular hotels to stay at:
Ramaya Hotel | Clarks Inn Suits Gwalior | Taj Usha Kiran Palace
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Nearby Places To Visit

  • Padavali and Bateshwar (2 hours)
  • New Delhi (5 hours)
  • Mathura (4 hours)
  • Dholpur (1 hour)
  • Vrindavan (4 hours)
  • Alwar (3.5 hours)
  • Ranthambore (5 hours)
  • Jhansi (3 hours)
  • Khajuraho (5.5 hours)
  • Sunderbans (5.5 hours)

Hidden Gems

  • Boating in Tighra Dam
  • Musical concert in Sarod Ghar
  • Gwalior trade fair
  • Shyam Vatika
  • Arihant Emporium

CashKaro Recommendation

  • Visit Silver Saloon for yummy continental dishes
  • Visit Scindia Palace
  • Have Chicken Tikka Biryani in Moti Mahal Deluxe
  • Visit Madhav National Park
  • Stroll around Hathi Gate

The Most Fun Way To Travel Gwalior

A road trip is a fun way to travel with your friends and family. If you do not want to take your car or you don’t own one, go ahead and rent:
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Watch A Video

Here is a small video about the best things to do when you are in Gwalior.

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