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3 Days 2 Nights

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Gwalior Tour: Exploring the Cultural and Historical Marvels of MadhyaPradesh

If you are looking for a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, Gwalior is the place to be. Located in the heart of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is a city that boasts of a rich cultural and historical heritage. With its magnificent palaces, ancient temples, and grand fortresses, Gwalior tour is a perfect destination for those who love to explore the past and delve into the grandeur of the bygone era.

About Gwalior tour

Gwalior, also known as the land of the great warriors, is one of the most fascinating tourist destinations in India. The city is a treasure trove of history, culture, and art that dates back to several centuries. The majestic Gwalior Fort, which stands on a hilltop, is the centerpiece of the city and is an architectural marvel that has witnessed the rise and fall of several dynasties.

Gwalior is also known for its rich musical heritage, which is evident in its numerous temples, museums, and music festivals. The city is home to some of the most renowned musicians, including the legendary Tansen, who was one of the nine jewels in the court of Emperor Akbar.

Top Attractions to Visit in Gwalior

  1. Gwalior Fort

The Gwalior Fort is undoubtedly the most iconic landmark of the city and a must-visit attraction for any tourist. The fort complex covers an area of around 3 square kilometers and is home to several magnificent palaces, temples, and monuments. The fort dates back to the 8th century and has been ruled by several dynasties, including the Tomars, Mughals, and Scindias.

The fort is famous for its stunning architecture, which is a blend of Hindu, Mughal, and European styles. Some of the must-visit attractions inside the fort complex include the Man Mandir Palace, Teli ka Mandir, Saas-Bahu Temple, and the Jauhar Pond.

  1. Jai Vilas Palace

The Jai Vilas Palace is another stunning attraction that is a must-visit for any tourist visiting Gwalior. The palace was built by Maharaja Jayajirao Scindia in the 19th century and is an excellent example of European architecture blended with Indian craftsmanship. The palace covers an area of around 25 acres and boasts of several grand halls, gardens, and courtyards.

One of the main highlights of the palace is the Durbar Hall, which is adorned with gold and silver furniture, crystal chandeliers, and a magnificent carpet that weighs several tons. The palace also houses a museum that showcases the life and times of the Scindia dynasty.

  1. Tansen’s Tomb

Tansen was one of the most renowned musicians in the court of Emperor Akbar and is considered the father of Hindustani classical music. His tomb is located in Gwalior and is a must-visit attraction for anyone interested in music and history. The tomb is a beautiful example of Mughal architecture and is surrounded by a serene garden.

  1. Sun Temple

The Sun Temple is another famous attraction in Gwalior that is dedicated to the Hindu deity, Sun. The temple was built in the 11th century and is famous for its exquisite carvings and architecture. The temple is located on a hilltop and offers panoramic views of the city.

Best Things to Do in Gwalior

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel Accommodation - We offer a range of accommodation options, including budget-friendly to luxurious hotels, depending on your preference and budget.
  • Transport - Our tour packages include comfortable and safe transportation to and from Pachmarhi, as well as local transportation for sightseeing.
  • Food - We provide meals as per the tour itinerary, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Anything not included in the inclusion.
  • Any train/ air fare.
  • One major meal
  • 5% GST

Itinerary

<span>Day 1</span> Arrival in Gwalior and Light & Sound Show

  • Arrive in Gwalior, a city known for its rich historical and cultural heritage.
  • Check in to your hotel and freshen up.
  • In the evening, immerse yourself in the enchanting Light & Sound Show at the historic Gwalior Fort. Through captivating visuals and narration, the show brings to life the stories and legends associated with the fort's past.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Gwalior.

<span>Day 2</span> Gwalior Sightseeing with Guide

  • After breakfast, begin your guided tour of Gwalior's prominent attractions.
  • Explore the magnificent Gwalior Fort, an architectural marvel that has witnessed centuries of history. Admire the intricate carvings, impressive architecture, and panoramic views from the fort's vantage points.
  • Visit the 15th-century Gujari Mahal, now an archaeological museum that houses a remarkable collection of artifacts.
  • Break for lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Proceed to the Jai Vilas Palace, a lavish palace showcasing a blend of European and Indian architectural styles. Don't miss the Scindia Museum within the palace, featuring an impressive array of artifacts and antiques.
  • Explore the Sas Bahu Temples, known for their intricate carvings and historic significance.
  • Return to the hotel in the evening and unwind.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Gwalior.

<span>Day 3</span>Departure from Gwalior

  • Enjoy your final breakfast in Gwalior.
  • Depending on your departure time, you may have some free time for last-minute exploration or shopping for souvenirs.
  • Check out from the hotel and bid farewell to the city of Gwalior, carrying with you the memories of its grand history and architectural splendor.

Your captivating Gwalior Exploration Tour concludes here. We hope you had a wonderful experience delving into the cultural and historical treasures of this remarkable city.

Durations

Multi day

Language

English

Frequently asked questions

Two to three days are sufficient to explore the major attractions of Gwalior. This will give you enough time to visit the Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Palace, Teli Ka Mandir, and other important landmarks. You can also indulge in local cuisine and shopping during your visit.

One of the most famous sweets in Gwalior is the Mawa-Bati, also known as Gulab Jamun. It is a round-shaped dessert made from khoya (mawa) and soaked in sugar syrup. The dish is often served during festivals and special occasions, and can be found in many sweet shops and restaurants throughout the city.

The best time to visit Gwalior is during the winter months from October to March. The weather during this time is pleasant with temperatures ranging from 10 to 27 degrees Celsius.

Gwalior is well connected to major cities in India by air, rail, and road. By Air: The nearest airport to Gwalior is Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Airport, which is located about 12 km from the city center. It is well connected to major cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. By Rail: Gwalior Railway Station is a major railway station and is well connected to major cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. Several trains, including Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express, also run between Gwalior and Delhi. By Road: Gwalior is well connected to major cities in Madhya Pradesh and nearby states such as Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan by road. National highways NH 3, NH 75, and NH 27 pass through Gwalior, making it easily accessible by road.

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