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.
|Area||:||289.85 sq km|
|Population||:||8, 26, 919|
|Altitude||:||212 m above sea level|
|Clothing: Summer||:||Light Cottons, Winter: Light woollen|
|Languages||:||Hindi & English|
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.
If you are wondering as to how to reach Gwalior by rail, you have plenty of good options.
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.
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