Travel to Gwalior

Gwalior Tourism



Gwalior in the state of Madhya Pradesh is known for its royal lineage. Gwalior has the perfect blending of the tradition and modernity. It is one of the most developed cities of India with many renowned educational institutions and industries like cotton, ceramics and chemicals.

The history of Gwalior is interesting. Legend has it that the name 'Gwalior' comes from a great sage, Gwalipa who cured Suraj Sen, the chief of the Kachwaha clan suffering from leprosy in the 8th century. Gwalior has seen many dynasties, which patronized the artists and the musicians who in turn popularized the princely state through their songs and writings. Gwalior city was the capital of the princely state of Gwalior until 1948 to 1956 when Madhya Pradesh merged with the Indian union.

How to Reach Gwalior

The city of Gwalior is popular as the city of forts is a popular tourist destination. A large number of tourists make their way to the city every year. We bring to you complete information on how to reach Gwalior by air, rail or road.

By Air

Gwalior City has its own international airport called Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Air Terminal.

Flights from all the major Indian cities connect the city to other parts of the country.

By Rail

Gwalior railway station is conveniently located on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Chennai rail link. Among major trains, the Taj and Shatabdi Express connect Gwalior with Delhi and Agra.

By Road

Gwalior is well connected by a good road network connecting all the major places in Madhya Pradesh and the surrounding areas. Gwalior is well linked with Agra (118 km), Jaipur (350 km), Delhi (321 km), Lucknow, Bhopal (423 km), Chanderi (239 km), Indore (486 km), Jhansi (101 km), Khajuraho (275 km), Ujjain (455 km), and Shivpuri (114 km).

Distance to Gwalior
  • From delhi - 321 KM
  • From mumbai - 1086 KM
  • From ahmedabad - 858 KM
  • From kolkata - 1248 KM
  • From kanpur - 276 KM
  • From jaipur - 350 KM
Gwalior Distance Chart

Shopping in Gwalior

Shopping in Gwalior is going to be a fabulous experience for the tourists who would like to carry home authentic items
with a royal splendour. The Gwalior bazaars are perhaps the oldest in Madhya Pradesh.The shops in Gwalior have a lineage of centuries and were once patronized by the royalty in Gwalior.

If you are looking for souvenirs with a traditional touch, you will find them in the shops near Rajwara, Laskar and Patankar Bazaar. You can choose from a range of art and craft items like lacquer ware, dolls, handwoven carpets, wall hangings and jewelery which make good gifts to carry home. Gwalior is famous for its Chanderi sarees and if you wish to buy them you should go to the Chowk at Bara.You can also check out the state government run emporiums which has a fascinating collection of arts and crafts of Madhya Pradesh from dokra figurines and tribal jewelery to hand-woven sarees and fabrics.

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Last Updated on 11 September 2013