Gwalior City

Gwalior City basks in the warmth of its glorious past, in the state of Madhya Pradesh . The erstwhile Kingdom of Gwalior has been witness to the rise and fall of several dynasties, which reigned over this princely state of Gwalior. The last ruling royal family of the Scindhias still live in Gwalior and is honored with all the dignity deserved.

The landscape of Gwalior is dominated by the Gwalior Fort that stands majestically on a rock outcrop. The fort is one of the best of its kind in the world. Spread over an area of 5214.00 Sq Km, the city is divided into three parts, namely the Old Gwalior, New Gwalior or Lashkar and Morar. Morar is the cantonment area and is an air base.

The city of Gwalior experiences extremes in temperature owing to its landlocked location. The summers are scorching while the winters are chilling in Gwalior. Due to its location in the rain shadow zone, Gwalior receives little rainfall. The city has a population of 1629881 heads and the literacy rate ranges from 80.83% among the male to about 56.76% among the females.

The city of Gwalior is known for its magnificent fort, the palace of the Scindhias and the tombs of Ghaus Mohmmed and the music maestro Miya Tansen. Situated in the Chambal river valley, Gwalior is easily accessible from the major cities of India and well connected by various means of transportation. It is situated at a distance of 121 km from Agra and 321 km from the Indian capital of New Delhi.

Last Updated on 16th Oct 2012