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Gwalior Tours - Gwalior India Tours

gwalior india travelGwalior a fascinating historical city located on the border of Madhya Pradesh. Marvel at the mystical beauty of the charismatic city. To explore the true essence of ancient India you ought to take a Gwalior Tour. With our Gwalior India Tour you can visit the three urban sections of the city namely, Gwalior the old city, Morar the cantonment area and Lashkar the new city. At Lashkar you find the prime area, factories, lucrative market complexes and show-rooms and administrative headquarters of Gwalior district and Chambal range. The old city of Gwalior takes you to the palaces and monuments of archaeological and architectural value. Morar homes the well recognized Sun Temple and is a well-equipped military area with small but systematic market places. Each day of your Gwalior Tour would excite you in its own ways.

Places You Should Not Miss Out While On Your Gwalior India Tour Are:

The Fort:
This majestic Fort stands on a steep mass of sandstone. The Gwalior Fort is the most significant monument in the city. A visit to this fort will let you marvel at the fact that the architectural beauty has witnessed momentous events, imprisonment, battles and jauhars. You will have to travel through a steep road to reach the fort. The path is alluringly decorated by statues of the Jain tirthankaras, carved into the rock face. The magnificent outer walls of the fort still stand, two miles in length and 35 feet high, bearing witness to its reputation for being one of the most invincible forts of India.

Memorial of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi:
This awe-inspiring memorial is situated near Phoolbagh. Rani Laxmibai is one of the most famous ladies in the History of India. She laid down her life in Gwalior for her nation. She made the supreme sacrifice while fighting British, on 18th June 1858.

Tomb of Tansen:
This beautiful tomb belongs to the father of Hindustani classical music, the great Mian Tansen. He is considered as one of the 'Nine Jewels' of Emperor Akbar's court. A visit to this tomb will reflect the early Mughal architectural style and refreshes you with its lush gardens in the typical Mughal style. You will also find a tamarind tree near the tomb. You will be amazed to know that according to legends, Tansen got his fabulous voice after eating leaves of this tree so people visiting the place also eat these leaves.

Madhyapradesh travelJai Vilas Palace and Museum:
Let the marvelous grandeur of Jai Vilas Palace leave you speechless. This place is the current residence of the Scindia family. You will be amazed to know that the villa consists of some 25 rooms which have been turned into the Jivaji Rao Scindia Museum. Visit this museum and watch the pars coming into live. Here you can wonder at the combination of the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural modes. Gujari Mahal:
This magnificent 15th century Gujari Mahal was built by Raja Mansingh Tomar. He dedicated this Mahal to his lady love Mrignayani. Here you will find that the outer structure has survived in an almost total state of preservation. However the interior has been converted into Archaeological Museum where you will find rare antiquities, some of which dates back to the 1st century AD. You should not miss out the view of the statue of Shalbhanjika from Gyraspur, the tree goddess, the epitome of perfection in miniature.

Man Mandir Palace:
This majestic palace was built between 1486 and 1517 by Raja Mansingh. A visit to this palace will narrate to you the mystical tales of past glory. Marvel at the enormous chambers which are built with fine stone screens. The circular dungeons, below, housed the state prisoners of the Mughals. You will be taken back to the days of chivalry and heroism, with our Gwalior Tours.

Ghaus Mohammed's Tomb:
This is a marvelous sandstone mausoleum belonging to the Afghan prince, Ghaus Mohammed. Here you will find a design on early Mughal styles. Particularly exquisite are the screens which use the pierced stone technique as delicate as lace. This tomb is on the way to Gwalior fort.

Gurudwara Data Bandhi Chhod:
This Sikh Temple was built in the memory of Guru Hargobind Saheb, the 6th Sikh Guru who was imprisoned here by Emperor Jehangir for over two years. It is located on the Gwalior Fort.

You will be astonished to find the oldest bazaars in Madhya Pradesh in Gwalior. Take a trip to the lanes near the Chowk at Bara. Here you will find shopkeepers claiming a lineage that dates back several centuries. Here you will the famous Chanderi sarees along with your choice of fabrics with a traditional weave. Other places are the shops near Rajwara and Laskar, particularly at Patankar Bazaar. Here you can buy a mix of arts and crafts that are native to Gwalior. Buy souvenirs like dolls, lacquerware, hand-woven carpets, and wall hangings decorated in the Gwalior style of painting. Make your vacation, ever more fun with Gwalior Tours.

How to Reach:

By Air: Gwalior has its own airport and receives regular flights from Delhi, Bhopal and other major cities of India.
By Rail: Gwalior railhead is an important station on Delhi - Mumbai and Delhi - Chennai routes. All major trains have a stop in Gwalior.
By Road: Gwalior is well connected to all the cities of Madhya Pradesh by regular state transport buses. There are buses coming to Gwalior from Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh.

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