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Gwalior Fort

Gwalior is a historic city situated in Madhya Pradesh.

Get in

By plane

Gwalior Airport, (IATA: GWL, ICAO: VIGR) is one of four airports in the region. It is also the site of an Indian Air Force Base.

Gwalior airport has some scheduled domestic services however they are not available daily.

  • Air India Regional, provide services to Delhi and Jabalpur.

By train

Gwalior is very well connected to major cities across India by direct train links. You can reach Gwalior from India's capital New Delhi, in 3 hours by New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express(India's fastest train). This city is directly connected to Jammu, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Dehradun, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari, Vishakhapattnam, Patna, Kolkata, etc.Gwalior railway station is a major Railway station and comes under the jurisdiction of Jhansi Rail Divison. Train ticket reservation is fully computerized and can be done at railway station itself. Another convenient way of getting reservation is online reservation facility provided by the site of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation [1]]. Auto Rickshaw and Tempos (Shared Auto Rickshaw) are available from the station to most parts of the city 24 hours. There is a pre-paid booth at railway station for hiring Auto-Rickshaw. It is advised to negotiate fare before hiring one. Taxis are also available at railway station.

By road

Gwalior is situated on the North-South corridor of National Express Highway. National highway No.3(Agra-Mumbai road) connects Gwalior To Delhi,Agra,Indore and Mumbai. National Highway No.75 connects Gwalior to Jhansi,

Get around

For moving in the area around Gwalior Fort, either autos or bike rickshaws work. Walking is also viable if you have time.

By tempos

The cheapest way to move inside the city, but you may need to share it with other passengers.

By auto

Costlier than tempos but convinent for going to internal parts of city. Remember, auto rickshaws in Gwalior do not have fare meters. So, never forget to negotiate fare before hiring one.

By bus

Buses are available to visit near by places as well as for travel to different cities. These buses are available from Bus Stand near Railway Station. M.P.,Rajastahan,U.P, State Roadways Corporation have number of Bus services connecting to cities and towns around Gwalior. Some private operators also have luxury bus services on selected routes mostly starts from various parts of the city.

By Taxi

  • taxiGUIDE.in (Gwalior Car Rental), +91 888 023 4455 (), [2]. Inquiry: 7am to 11pm. Gwalior Car Rental services on taxiGUIDE.in - a Chauffeur Driven Car Rental service in 75 Cities in India. Fares start from Rs.1400 for full day local & Rs.9.5/km for Outstation.

See

Ghaus's Tomb


  • Gwallior Fort
  • Ghaus's Tomb
  • Tansen's Samadhi
  • Jai Vilas palace
  • Tighra Dam
  • Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty
  • Gurudwara Data Bandi Chod
  • Samadhi of Rani Laxmi Bai
  • Sun Temple (Surya Mandir)
  • Phool Bagh and Ambedkar Park
  • The Gwalior Musium
  • Italian Garden
  • Moti mahal
  • Gwalior ZOO
  • Gopachal)the biggest statue of parasnath (sitting)in the world)

Temples:

  • Kheda Pati
  • Achaleshwar
  • Mandre Ki Mata
  • Sun temple
  • Koteshwar
  • Gragaj ke Hanumaan
  • Sai Baba Temple
  • Vaisno Devi Temple

Many more smaller ones

Climate

Gwalior is known for extreme climate. In winter, mercury may dip to 1 degree Celcius and on hottest summer day, it may rise to 48°C. But normally, winter temperature ranges between 6 degress Celcius and 21°C. While summer temperature hovers between 24°C and 45°C. Rainy season starts in the third week of June with Monsoon raains washing the central India. Monsoon rains gradually become weak in September and the season ends in the last week of September.

The best season to visit Gwalior is pre-winter and spring. And the best months to visit this place are September to November, February to March. April to August, it is very hot and unadvisable for sightseeing in the heat.

Do

Go To Sun City If you are Visiting in Winters You Can go to the famous Annual Trade Fair and shop around. You can also enjoy beautiful Indian classical music both (vocal and instrumental) at 'Tansen Music Festival' during winters.


Go to DD Mall at MLB road It is very big mall having ,Macdonalds,Dominos, Multiplex and shop of good brands

Buy

Handicrafts and stone art

Eat

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Gwaliorites like to have a good breakfast in the morning with kachories' , samosas' served with potato curries and chutneys and then there are sweets as jalebies and rabdi. Also try out gazak, , made up of jaggery and Til and available during winter time.

Not to be missed: Samosa at SS Kachoriwala and Ladoos at Bahdura Sweets at NayaBazaar.and Santa Claus Kids school at Chhatri bazzar Ratnakar Bhawan.

  • Volga
  • Handi
  • Kwality, (located at the heart of city)
  • Chotiwala
  • Sher-e-Punjab
  • Shelter
  • Sudarshan
  • Navratan
  • Indian Coffee House
  • Cafe Coffee Day
  • Salt-N-Paper
  • Baba's
  • Cook's
  • Raheja Garden
  • Double Hathras

Drink

  • D'N'D, Dindayal City Mall - 2nd floor. DND is biggest discotheque bar in Gwalior city, There is Couple Entry, means No Single or Boys only or Girls only group cant enter. Entry is 500 INR for a couple, Money you give for the entry can be used in the Bar. INR 200 / Couple.
  • Barcode, City Centre. A cheap discotheque and a fine restaurant, Entry is Rs. 200 (Coupon is given) which can be used inside in place of money 200.


Sleep

  • The Usha Kiran Palace (Jai Vilas Palace)
  • Hotel Shelter (Padav Circle)
  • Regency (near Gwalior bus stand)
  • SitaManor, Gandhi Road, Thatipur
  • Landmark, Jhansi Road (near the railway station)
  • The Central Park (city center)
  • Hotel Tansen, Gandhi Road
  • The SunBeam (city center)
  • Tansen Residency Govt Tourist Lodge. Online booking at [3]
  • http://travelmitradelhi.blogspot.in/
  • Hotel Sudarshan, Jinsi Road 1, Chhaparewala Pul, 07512635693. AC 1700.
  • Hotel Surbhi, Naya Bazar, Lashkar, 9425726777. checkin: 12:00 PM; checkout: 12:00 PM. Located in the in Naya Bazar, about 5 km from the railway station. 25 rooms divided into Deluxe, AC and Executive, In-room amenities include: cable television, telephone, and an attached bathroom with modern fittings and hot/cold water. Room and laundry service is also available. INR 900/1200.
  • Hotel Mayur, Station Road, Padav, Gwalior (Near Padav Railway Bridge), 07512410621. checkin: 24 hours. The Hotel Mayur is strongly recommended by Lonely Planet. Rs. 400. (Rs.1325,)


Get out

  • Jhansi , around 100 km from Gwalior - famous for Rani Jhansi Fort.
  • Orchha , around 120 km from Gwalior.
  • Sonagir (60 km on the Jhansi road) - famous for Jain Temples.
  • Datia (75 km) - Famous for Temples
  • Agra (128 Km) - Famous for Taj Mahal, RedFort.




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