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GWALIOR

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Gwalior is the place known for its rich cultural heritage; Gwalior has played an integral role in Indian history from ancient times, through the medieval era, and later during the Mughal and British colonial rule. The Bustling city a top a hill is dominated by the Gwalior Fort which has been the battleground for many struggles for power. Today Gwalior is an important tourist destination due to its Historical and architectural significance, as well as for being a pre-medieval center of Jainism. Gwalior according to the ancient history was Gopalkash, said to be the same place were Bhima form the epic Mahabharata attained victory. Archaeological excavations reveal that the city dates back to the middle Stone ages and Iron Age. The actual city was founded back in the 8th A.D. by Suraj Sen. The head of the Kachwaha clan. Legend has it, that a sage called Gwalipa cured him of leprosy and thus the king named his city Gwalior. The city became the seat of power for many dynasties to come. From the 11th - 15th century, the medieval era saw the rule of Rajputs. This was followed by intervention by the Mughals, who were dethroned by the Rajput ruler Raja Man Singh, but only for a short while.

Quick Facts
Area : 289.85 sq km
Population : 8, 26, 919
Altitude : 212 m above sea level
Temperature: Summer :
Max 35oC Min 33oC, Winter Max 16oC Min 5oC
Season : October-March
Clothing: Summer : Light Cottons, Winter: Light woollen
Rainfall : 88.9 cm
Languages : Hindi & English

 

How to get Gwalior

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Air

Gwalior has its own airport that is situated 8 km. from the main city. Gwalior is connected by India n Airlines to Mumbai, Bhopal, Indore, and Delhi. The services are operational three days a week.

Rail

If you are wondering as to how to reach Gwalior by rail, you have plenty of good options.

Road

Gwalior is very well connected by a good set-up of roads and road transport to all major towns of Madhya Pradesh and surrounding areas. Gwalior is well linked by bus services with the important cities.

ROAD DISTANCES FROM GWALIOR

Delhi
321 km
Agra
118 km
Mathura, Jaipur
350 km
Lucknow , Indore
486 km
Chanderi
239 km
Bhopal
423 km
Jhansi
101 km
Shivpuri
114 km
Khajuraho
275 km
Ujjain
455 km
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