Gwalior (M.P)

The endless list of places to visit in Gwalior comprises dramatic fortresses, royal palaces, and intricately built temples. Gwalior is a perfect blend of architecture, art, and history. The regal town of Gwalior is situated in the heart of India, or the state of Madhya Pradesh.

The strategic location of Gwalior on the map of India makes it accessible from every nook and corner of the country. The town is famous for the magnanimous Gwalior fort because of its hilltop location that overlooks the entire city.

Of many other historic palaces and monuments, Gujari Mahal, Teli ka Mandir, Sas Bahu temple, Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus and Tansen are a few that are not to be missed. The off-the-beaten paths which take you to Bir Singh Mahal, Padavali and Bateshwar and the wild trails of Madhav National Park are a bit away from the town yet command your attention.

Some of the Gwalior tourist places will cast a spell on you and you are sure to take a detour for admiring the brilliant architectural marvels. The intriguing sight of a museum dedicated solely to music which runs in the house of the legendary Sarod player, Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan is another gem in the heart of the town.

Many music festivals are also organized at the Tansen Memorial in memory of the prestigious Ustad Tansen of Gwalior Gharana who was one of the jewels of King Akbar’s kingdom.

The town is shrouded with stories and historical events and can delight any history buff, traveler, photographer or anyone who loves to travel back in time through ageless monuments. Gwalior is an amazing destination to stop by and learn the history right.

Gwalior Fort

Perched atop a rocky mountain in Madhya Pradesh, this phenomenal fortress was impenetrable during attacks. The fortress has witnessed many historical events and it is proudly stated as the “pearl amongst the fortresses in India.”

Sprawling over an area of 3 km, Gwalior fort can be seen from every nook and cranny of Gwalior. It is the only monument among the Gwalior tourist places that dominate the entire cityscape.

Saas Bahu Temple

This temple was originally named as Sahastrabahu Temple which is another name for Lord Vishnu with many hands. By gradual mispronunciation in the course of time, it got famous as Saas Bahu Temple.

This temple was constructed in the reign of King Mahipala of the Kacchapaghata Dynasty who wished for a prosperous and successful kingdom from the Lord of the universe. This temple is also praised for its intricate designs and impeccable carvings.

Jai Vilas Palace

If you are interested in witnessing the armors from the era of Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb to the freedom movement during the reign of Rani Laxmi Bai, then head to Jai Vilas Palace. This well-preserved palatial monument was built by Jayaji Rao Scindia who was once the Maharaja of Gwalior.

The palace sprawls its regal branches over an area of 75 acres and it serves as a grand resident to the descendants of Jayaji Rao Scindia as well as a huge museum constituting to 35 rooms.