Gwalior shares its borders with the district of Morena in the north, Shivpuri in the south, Bhind in the east and Datia in the west.

The new city of Gwalior is industrially developed with yarn, cotton ,paint, ceramic, chemical and leather being the chief industrial products of that area.

The old city of Gwalior bears testimony to the rich cultural and historical heritage of the past.


The city of Gwalior was the seat of the Tomars, Marwars and Marathas. The city had been named after a saint "Gwalipa" whose blessings helped to recover the Chieftain of the place, Surya Sen from a deadly disease. Gwalior was the hub of civilization during the ancient times. Being ruled by several Kings, the city adopted the life styles and cultures of different dynasties which is reflected also in the new and modern city of Gwalior.

Tourist Spots of Gwalior

Gwalior has many places of tourist interests. Some of the notable one's are:
  • Gwalior Fort- This magnificent historical monument is an architectural wonder that attracts tourists form far and wide
  • Gujari Mahal- This monument was built by Raja Mansingh for his wife, Queen Mrignayani
  • Man Mandir Palace- This palace is famous for its huge and decorative halls
  • Gurdwara Data Bhandi Chhod- Emperor Jehangir was imprisoned here for two years
  • Gopachal- This place has statues of Jain Tirthankaras
  • Jai Vilas Palace and Museum- This is the most attractive architectural monument which is the house of the present Scindia Family

The present day Gwalior is an interesting blend of traditionalism and modernity.

While on the one hand, the city has preserved its rich cultural heritage , on the other hand, it has progressed in the direction of industrialization and urbanization.

Gwalior Maps

Last Updated on 07/26/2013