Gwalior Tourist Guide

Gwalior Tourist Guide - Destination Overview
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    Gwalior Packages starting from Rs 6999/- from Gwalior including full site seeing and excursions

Gwalior Tourist Guide

Gwalior is an historical place of Madhya Pradesh. It is surrounded by District Morena in the North, District Shivpuri in the south, District Bhind in the East and District Datia in the west. The District is having two sub-divisions , namely, Gwalior & Dabra. There are three tehsils, namely, Gwalior, Dabra & Bhitarwar and four Development Blocks namely, Ghatigaon (Barai), Morar, Dabra & Bhitarwar. It is well connected with all the major cities of India by Road, Train and also with Air.The Gwalior is blessed with Classical Music Maestro Miya Tansen. In memory of him, three days Tansen Samaroh program take place every year and the Classical music stars participate in this programme and entertain the people of Gwalior with their outstanding performance. Also the Gwalior Trade Fair take place every year in the month of December-January.Gwalior City is a District in Madhya Pradesh State near Agra. The new section of the city called Lashkar. Lashkar is few miles South from the old city. It is the site of factories producing cotton, yarn, paint, ceramics, chemicals, and leather products. The nucleus of Gwalior is a citadel crowning an isolated rock about 91 m (300 ft) high, 3.2 km (2 mi) long, and 823 m (2700 ft) wide. The rock is said to have been a strong hold for more than Ten Centuries and Old city is located in the Eastern base of the rock. 

Gwalior Tourist Guide: Rates & Date

Package Duration: 2 night 3 days
Package Category Hotel City Package cost Per Person
Peak season Rates (aug to March ) Off Season Rates (Apr to July )
Standard Hotel Golden Square Gwalior Rs.4,999 Rs.3,999
Delux Hotel Gwalior Regency Gwalior Rs.6,499 Rs.4,799
Luxury Taj Usha Kiran Palace Gwalior Rs.12,999 Rs.11,499

Package Inclusion:

  • 2 Nights Accomodation
  • 2 Breakfast
  • Ac vehicle for 3 days
  • All siteseeing
  • Toll Taxes + Parking
  • All Taxes

Gwalior Tourist Guide: Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Gwalior

Arrive Gwalior. Our representative will assist you at the Gwalior Railway Station Upon arrival, transfer from Gwalior Railway Station to the hotel Lunch at Hotel Landmark, Gwalior Afternoon sightseeing of Gwalior including Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, Sun Temple and Mahavir Statues.In the evening enjoy Sound & Light Show at the Gwalior Fort. Overnight at the hotel 

Day 2: Gwalior Local Siteseeing

After breakfast you will proceed for local siteseeing of Gwalior i.e. Ghaus's Tomb enclave, Italian Garden enclave, Samadhi of Rani Laxmi Bai, Gwalior Zoo, Sarod Ghar, Gurudwara Data Bandi Chod. Later back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Gwalior

Day3: Departs from Gwalior

After breakfast you will be drop to railway st/airport for onwards journey.

Suggested Package Itinarary for Gwalior

Itinerary 1/ Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days Destinations : Delhi - Gwalior - Orcha - Khajuraho - Jhansi - Delhi Book Now

Day 1/Arrive GWALIOR

Arrive Gwalior. Our representative will assist you at the Gwalior Railway Station Upon arrival, transfer from Gwalior Railway Station to the hotel Lunch at Hotel Landmark, Gwalior Afternoon sightseeing of Gwalior including Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, Sun Temple and Mahavir Statues.In the evening enjoy Sound & Light Show at the Gwalior Fort. Overnight at the hotel 


After breakfast, leave Gwalior for Orchha (by road) On the way, visit Datia Fort Upon arrival, check in at the Hotel Lunch at the hotel After lunch, afternoon sightseeing of Orchha Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel


After breakfast, drive from Orchha to Khajuraho (by road). Assistance upon arrival, check in at the hotel . Afternoon sightseeing of Khajuraho temples. Evening visit to the Sound & Light Show at Khajuraho temples. Enjoy the Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel

Day 4/KHAJURAHO- Panna National Park-KHAJURAHO

After breakfast, morning visit to Pandav Falls, also visit to Panna National Park. Overnight at the hotel 


After breakfast, drive from Khajuraho to Jhansi Railway connect Train for Onward Journey 

Best Hotels in Gwalior

Deo Bagh - Ranked #1 of 13 hotels in Gwalior

Usha Kiran Palace - Ranked #2 of 13 hotels in Gwalior

Hotel Grace - Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Gwalior

Hotel Gwalior Regency - Ranked #4 of 13 hotels in Gwalior

The Central Park - Ranked #5 of 13 hotels in Gwalior

Sambhaji Vilas - Ranked #1 of 10 Gwalior B&B and Inns

Tansen Residency - Ranked #2 of 10 Gwalior B&B and Inns

Placs to visit in Gwalior

Gwalior Fort

The fort is known as the Gibraltar of India and various rulers at different points of time has praised the architectural design and its resilience. It is situated on a hillock with the city surrounding it on all sides , the fort is a very lively one with many of the routines of the city's residents tied to it.

(Gwalior Fort)

Ghaus's Tomb enclave

Muhammad Ghawth also known as Ghaus Mohammed was one of the most noted Sufis of his times and he was the guru of Tansen, one of the Navratnas of Akbar's court. The Samdhi of Tansen is also housed in the enclave. The site also doubles up as the venue for the Tansen Music Festival

(Ghaus's Tomb enclave)

Italian Garden enclave.

This enclave provides the residents of the city to beat the summer heat and also serves as a popular picnic spot for school children. The garden has extensive network of stone fountains which lend a unique splendor. The garden is connected with Moti Mahal, a former palace of the Scindia's which serves as the commissioner's office and displays a rich gallery of wall paintings. This is also connected with BaijaTal which serves as one of the most preferred venues for cultural performances. A boat club and various food stalls catering to different tastes are also housed in the area.

(Italian Garden enclave)

Samadhi of Rani Laxmi Bai

Rani Lakshmibai along with Tatya Tope remains one of the most revered freedom fighters in the minds of the general populace and an annual fair is organised in her rememberance in the Phoolbagh Area. The most prominent road of the city is named after her. Alongside the Samadhi various gardens are situated namely PhoolBagh and Ambedkar which serve as the rendezvous point for the residents and tourists alike.

(Samadhi of Rani Laxmi Bai)

Gwalior Zoo

The zoo of the city is well known for its proper upkeep and kind treatment to animals. The zoo is known for its stellar medical care to animals. The main attractions of the zoo are Krishnamrigs (Blackbucks) and Tiger cubs.

Sarod Ghar

This is the ancestral house of Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan which now has been converted into a museum. A must for all music lovers.

(Sarod Ghar)

Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty

The chhatris are situated in the Lakshmiganj area midst a bustling marketplace. The area also houses a Stadium which also serves as the venue for various community food festivals.

Places of Worship The city of Gwalior is a city of many faiths with Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism dominating the landscape. The town is dotted with temples dating from various periods of time.

(Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty)

Gurudwara Data Bandi Chod

The famed gurudwara is frequented by a lot of foreign tourists who wish to experience the serene surroundings of a place of worship. The gurudwara is famous throughout the country and houses many facilites for the pilgrims. The ongoing Langar, offers free food service to all who visit the holy place. One of the other prominent gurudwaras is located in the Nadi gate area of Phoolbagh from which a shuttle service can be utilised to reach the more famous shrine over the hilltop.

(Gurudwara Data Bandi Chod)

Gopachal Parvat

One of the holiest places for the people following the Jain faith in the city. It is said to house the biggest statue of parsvanath in sitting posture in the world. During the evening the lighting of the area provides a unique picturesque hue.

(Gopachal Parvat)

Sanatana Dharma Mandir and Achaleshwar

These two are arguably the most famous temples of the city located nearby each other. Sanatana Dharma Mandir is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is governed by the Sanatana Dharma Mandala, which is the most powerful religious body of the city. The achaleshwar temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and devotees from all of the surrounding areas come to pay their respects. The temple complex at present is undergoing expansion and the temple trust is also known for celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi celebration with unmatched exuberance and extravagance.


This temple is one of the oldest temples in the city and has one of the biggest temple premises in the city. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and a huge fair is organized on the day of Mahashivratri which sees participation from not only the city but the surrounding villages as well. The temple is governed by the Devsthan trust and the Monday prayers during the month of Savan are a sight to behold and cherish.

Ram Mandir

The temple dedicated to lord Rama is situated in one of the busiest market places of the city. The regular evening prayers are serene, sincere and the devotion of the devotees is inspiring. The temple is also known for the beauty of its idols.

Surya Mandir (Sun Temple)

The temple is dedicated to the Sun god Vivaswan and was constructed as a replica to the more famous Konark Sun Temple. The temple is constructed using Red sand stone and white marble. It was constructed in 1988 by G.D. Birla , one of the prominent industrialists of the country.

(Surya Mandir (Sun Temple))

Mandare Ki Mata

The temple is dedicated to the divine mother and is situated near Gajra Raja Medical College atop a hillock. The temple was constructed in 1715 by Anand Rao Mandare.

Other prominent temples in the region include Garagaj Ke Hanuman temple which is dedicated to lord Hanuman situated in the Bahodapur region of the city, Khedapati temple which is situated near the Phoolbagh area is also dedicated to lord Hanuman. Other famous temples include Sheetla Mata mandir dedicated to the divine goddess and Sai Baba temple in Sevanagar. Many other small but old temples dot the landscape of the city.

    (Mandare Ki Mata)

How to reach Gwalior

Reach Gwalior By Air

Gwalior airport is located at a distance of 8 km from the heart of the city. The Gwalior airport is well connected to all major cities. Outside the airport private taxis are easily available.

Reach Gwalior By Road

Gwalior city is well connected to all major cities and towns by the state bus service so people need not worry as they can a take bus from various places to reach here smoothly. The buses can take to reach Gwalior are state buses, luxury buses, tourist buses and private buses. Indore (169km), Kanpur (265km), Delhi (319km) and Jaipur (348km) can be reached easily.

Gwalior railway station is well connected to all major cities and towns so people can easily reach Gwalior to explore the rich heritage of the place. Various private taxis for onward journeys are available for tourists. The railway station is located at the heart of city so tourists will not take much time to reach any desirable place.

When to visit Gwalior

The best time to visit Gwalior are the winter months from end October to early March. The last weeks of December and early January are the coldest time of the year here. 

Since Gwalior experiences extreme summer it is best to avoid visiting Gwalior in summer months (March to June) when the sun is scorching hot making it unbearable to be outdoors.

Fast Facts

State: Madhya Pradesh
District: Gwalior
Famous for/as: Heritage
Languages: Hindi, English
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 24 to 48°C, Winter 9 to 36°C
Altitude: 196 m
Pincode: 47400x
STD code: 0751

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